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khurasanminiatures Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 11:31 a.m. PST

We plan to release RPG or skirmish passengers for our DPLS light spacecraft now and then -- characters, shady or otherwise, buying passage to distant corners of Federal space and beyond.

The first set are bounty hunter Jaka Walsh and his faithful netbot Duke. Jaka (who is not very popular with the New Chicago Police Department) travels the galaxy bringing men or other creatures back to justice after they've skipped out on their bail bondsman. Although at first the old-fashioned ex-copper hated it, he now swears by his 360VR helmet, which keeps him appraised of life forms all around him, including what's going on behind that door he's approaching. The helmet was a gift from his daughter after he came close to having his head blown off by a Blorg wanted for digi-fraud in eight systems.

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Not a gift from his daughter, but equally indispensible, is his netbot Duke, who can not only fire a trapnet up to six meters away but can then walk (or drag) the netted fugitive back to whatever travel port Jaka is working out of. The plan is usually for Jaka to pacify the fugitive with his 20mm pistol as Duke approaches and then nets him for return. Unfortunately, plans sometimes go awry….

The models were sculpted by Iain Colwell and painted by Chris Yaro--code TTC-2502, right below the DPLS crew.

khurasanminiatures.tripod.com

Available now! Thanks for looking.

infojunky12 Oct 2011 11:38 a.m. PST

Got…… Or should say ordered…

tberry7403 Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 11:40 a.m. PST

Not that I mind all these new models I do wish you would release several at the same time. I seems every time I order something you release more toys a week or so later.

The Other Tim

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 11:44 a.m. PST

It's a dilemma -- if you release multiple things all at the same time, they run into each other. But if you release them separately it irritates people for the reason you mentioned! Still trying to find the right pace….

MiniatureReview12 Oct 2011 12:12 p.m. PST

Jon,

You must have read my mind. I have all these figures sitting on my table for just such a game.

The first one I was think of is Aliens. Where they try to take over a ship. Very much like space hulk, except with crew, passengers and possibly some military troopers.

Make a bunch more robot types and crew.

Dragon Gunner12 Oct 2011 12:14 p.m. PST

If you release them all at the same time we get one package instead of multiples. Do it however you like just keep the goodness coming…

28mmMan Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 12:22 p.m. PST

How refreshing…an interesting suited dude and a cryptic robot…what fun!

Clearly a good choice and should be quite popular.

Wolfprophet Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 4:49 p.m. PST

"It's a dilemma -- if you release multiple things all at the same time, they run into each other. But if you release them separately it irritates people for the reason you mentioned! Still trying to find the right pace…."

I recommend a simple system. Preview them, offer a month of release as the schedule. Save up 3-5 new codes for one release. Try to do this every…say….six weeks or so? Gives people time to get paid, order, paint them up, get paid again, see your next batch of goodies, rinse and repeat, everyone's happy.

Otherwise…could just accept people's unhappiness. After all, I don't know the secret to success, but the secret to failure is trying to appease everyone! ;)

sharkbait12 Oct 2011 5:20 p.m. PST

What's the bank account number for Khurasan Minis? I'll just have a portion of my paycheck deposited every payday. It may be easier that way.

Seriously, I'm not sure what the answer is regarding releases. Wolfphrophet's suggestion may be worth a try.

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2011 6:32 p.m. PST

Another awesome release…

Battle Miniatures Emporium Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 6:35 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Thornhammer12 Oct 2011 8:39 p.m. PST

I know I'd rather spend that six bucks shipping per order on more figures! I suppose the answer is "wait and place an order about once a month instead of every time there's a new shiny." That requires some self-control, though…

But yeah, trying to make everyone happy is a surefire way to make everyone angry. Just keep churning out awesome stuff, we'll cope.

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2011 10:01 p.m. PST

Nice, I like them.

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