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TheBeast09 Jul 2013 8:18 a.m. PST

Besides, if Dan's anything like moi, he's lucky at that. Lady of my house, only little over two and a half decades, has to put up with so much 'odd', I'd have no right to complain. ;->=

Dan, I think you could well have joined in, ethically, but am charmed to hear you defer to her 'radar' reading.


Zephyr109 Jul 2013 1:35 p.m. PST

Maybe Dan can send in a sculpt or two anyway just so he won't be left out. ;-)

Cacique Caribe09 Jul 2013 1:41 p.m. PST

Alas, I can't for this round. I'm working away from home and don't think I could commit to any deadline right now.

But, no worries, definitely for the next one.


GriffinTamer09 Jul 2013 6:07 p.m. PST

It's certainly fine with me if Dan joins in, next time if not for this one…

For sculpt attribution, you can put me down as Elye Alexander / Griffin Tamer Studio.

And for the question of what might be the starting point for a future contest… well, I can imagine one where an interesting weapon or piece of equipment was the starting point, and everyone created a different wielder. Or, simply a theme of some sort and everyone sculpts something that goes with the theme.

Cacique Caribe09 Jul 2013 10:39 p.m. PST

Or …

How about a nearly finished creature, but you guys have to independently figure out what form of weapon(s) and other gear go with it best, and you then sculpt those items on the creature?

Perhaps something with this basic body shape?




War Monkey09 Jul 2013 11:05 p.m. PST

I haven't sculpt anything in my life and if Dan wants in I say go for it, it's judged independently from someone whom you all trust and know to do the right thing.

GriffinTamer10 Jul 2013 3:25 p.m. PST

I definitely like the prawn critter.

Personally, I find it much more interesting to sculpt creatures than weapons / gear… but I'd probably be up for it anyhow. Certainly if you handled the next contest that way, you'd end up with an army (or at least a platoon) worth of beasties that would all go together reasonably well.

Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2013 4:19 p.m. PST

Napthyme (Jim),

What do you think of a nearly-finished critter, a bit like the "prawn" in this next link?


I played with that body type a while back and almost finished it. I could send a pic or two of how it turned out and, if you like it, consider that my next donation.

Please let me know if that's the direction you wanted to go.



napthyme10 Jul 2013 5:57 p.m. PST

Hey Dan, I did look at it, its ok, but not sure how much of a contest it would actually make.

I would need to see your sculpt to make a final decision on that actually.

I do have a couple ideas that I had considered having Adam sculpt for the company. If there within your ability range your welcome to step in and do them instead.


Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2013 6:50 p.m. PST

Just say the word. I'll help where I can.


TheCount14 Jul 2013 12:26 p.m. PST

The future's looking green, but any news on the current contest?

Cheers, Rob.

napthyme15 Jul 2013 10:37 p.m. PST

Its coming, tried to get to it tonight, but to many piddly things that had to be taken care of ate the evening. Wyatt has made his decisions, I just need to edit the webpage and post the announcements around the net.

napthyme17 Jul 2013 8:43 p.m. PST

The Contest page has now been updated. come and see who won and who entered which sculpts.


Cacique Caribe17 Jul 2013 9:13 p.m. PST


Good job, man.

And to everyone that participated, awesome entries! Wow. So glad to see how each participant had an entirely different vision of what sort of creature the legs should belong to. Fantastic exercise.

Can't wait to do it again.


TheCount17 Jul 2013 10:19 p.m. PST

Cool! Well done to all of us I say, and many thanks to Jim & Dan for the opportunity.

And yes, again please! I'm going to suggest that entrants try to imagine what Wyatt the Odd looks like from the neck downwards : TMP link


Regards, 'Count.

28mmMan18 Jul 2013 5:51 a.m. PST

Congrats to everyone who entered :)

Gokiburi18 Jul 2013 7:06 a.m. PST

Congratulations to the winners!
I'm surprised that 28mmMan's entry didn't place (those little guys have gobs of personality), but I think that all the entries were so good that it must've been hard to choose between them.

I look forward to the next contest.

War Monkey18 Jul 2013 8:06 a.m. PST

Congratulations to all of you and a special congratulations to the winners.

It's been great to watch this as it all unfolded and to see what everyone came up with, Wow I would have a very hard time to pick winners.

looking forward to see the next contest.

napthyme18 Jul 2013 10:18 a.m. PST

For those that I owe prize's to, let me know if you want me to send you the money via paypal or if you want it as store credit. You can use that in either LGG stock or the Ebay store stock.

I am getting a huge lot of reaper metals in this month from my sources along with quite a bit of Mongoose minis for JD and ACTA.

So please let me know…

GriffinTamer18 Jul 2013 6:20 p.m. PST

Wow, cool! I'm humbled to have won… there's a lot of talent here. And congrats to the other winners!
This is actually the first contest I've entered. I'm fairly new to mini sculpting still but I've been putting a lot of time into it-- it's become a bit of an obsession, though I'd say a positive one. I'm really enjoying the whole creative process. This contest is a great example of why I enjoy it-- an interesting challenge, a chance to try new techniques and explore new subject matter, and a community of interesting people. A big thanks to CC and Napthyme for getting this whole thing organized.

Zephyr121 Jul 2013 1:35 p.m. PST

Don't be humble, you did a great job. ;-)

I placed second. As an additional "Thank you!" to everybody who entered, I've traded in my prize to get extra Stalkers for everyone. grin Trust me, having only three won't be enough…. wink

Good job, everybody!

GriffinTamer22 Jul 2013 1:19 p.m. PST

Thank you Zephyr1!

Cool, more Stalkers…

I really need a rules system for 15mm sci fi now. Any suggestions, anyone? (I'd prefer some sort of quick skirmish game…)

napthyme25 Jul 2013 6:24 p.m. PST

I saw where Mike is coming out with Mighty Armies sci-fi edition, will try and get these put into that system at least once it comes out.

I've managed financially to order more minis from my sources, so those with credit can have an even better variety now.

TheCount26 Jul 2013 1:08 p.m. PST

Mighty Armies sci-fi does look interesting. Here's a TMP discussion:

TMP link

Jim, when might the new ordered minis be in your online store for viewing?

Cheers, Rob.

napthyme27 Jul 2013 9:53 a.m. PST

Hey Rob, not sure how fast I can get it listed. I may post some of it here in the marketplace before I post them in the store as some of this is just one pack leftovers stuff and the less I have to process it the better things are for me time wise.

TheCount27 Jul 2013 1:14 p.m. PST

Fair enough. I'll keep a eye out.


Cacique Caribe02 Aug 2013 2:09 p.m. PST


Check out this "bacteriophage":



Also seen halfway down this other page (in case the links above don't work for you):


Very "Amphoran"* in appearance, wouldn't you say?



* TMP link


Lfseeney02 Aug 2013 2:52 p.m. PST

Are the for sale yet?

napthyme04 Aug 2013 7:34 a.m. PST


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