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Paymaster Games20 Jun 2022 7:22 p.m. PST

Sometimes you have to shine on a light on some one that is trying something risky and new. The guys over at Paymaster Games, a company that focuses on native american and Pacific islands cultures have started a brand new line based on the warriors of the Kiribati Islands. Kiribati, formally the Gilbert Island, had unique form of warfare when you compair them to the other peoples in the Pacific, in that they wore armor made of coconut fiber and used sword clubs bladed with shark teeth.

As far as i know Paymaster Games is the first company to ever attempt to bring these Warriors to the table top. I picked up some of their models at a trade show last year that i am planning to use in Tribal. These are great group of models. Here some of the models i have painted. I can not paint eyes at all, please do not judge me to harshly for it. Some of these picture include Maui from their Hawaiian and Moari lines, mostly becouse i like that model as well. Please check out their website for there lines ( ) we really should support small companies like this who try something different.

Zephyr120 Jun 2022 9:11 p.m. PST

They're certainly different. Nice paint job!, and the eyes are fine… ;-)

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 10:53 p.m. PST

Nice job on these. I really like unusual stuff like this, so thanks for the shout out to the company.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2022 11:35 p.m. PST

Very cool. Great paint jobs.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 3:38 a.m. PST

I want these and the Hawaiians!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 6:05 a.m. PST

For some reason, your link does not work for me.

Nice figures, but the price point is more than I pay for figures. I wish you well.

Bismarck21 Jun 2022 8:17 a.m. PST

Nothing to apologize for about the eyes. You did an
awesome paint job with these. The figures are wonderful.
Nice to see another unique era done. Thanks for sharing.

Paymaster Games21 Jun 2022 8:32 a.m. PST

79thPA, I honestly thought my models were reasonably priced. Just wondering where are you buying your models?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 9:33 a.m. PST

So, looking at your site again, perhaps you are not as clear as needed (at least by me). Let's look at your Pacific NW spearmen. It says, "5 metal multi-part kit." To me, that says that the pack contains 5 metal parts in which to make a single metal soldier. If you look at your Aztecs, it clearly states that some of the SKUs are sold as 5 man units.

So, by "5 metal multi-part kit" do you actually mean five soldier models instead of one soldier model that is five pieces?

pvernon Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 9:41 a.m. PST

From what I saw on your web site, the price per fig is any where from $6.00 USD to $12.00 USD. The language on the "kits" could be multi figure groups or 1 fig that is in 5 parts. Maybe some clarity on just how many figs are in each pack would be useful.

pvernon Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 9:42 a.m. PST

79th PA wins by a length.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 10:25 a.m. PST

I think the units must be multiple figures, based on this one from their Hawiian Koa range.

It states this is a 4 part metal pieces.

mjkerner21 Jun 2022 10:39 a.m. PST

Yes, I am interested too, but can't figure out the price per figure or how many figures are in a unit, nor what those figures look like (if there are more than one per). Clarity greatly needed!

Paymaster Games21 Jun 2022 10:58 a.m. PST

Ok thanks for letting me know about this i will fix the problem when i get home.

All of the Multi-part kits come with enough parts to make 5 complete models and they all should be $12 USD per kit.

All of the other kits should match their photos.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 11:43 a.m. PST

In which case your figs are reasonably priced considering their detail and complexity.

Phillius Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Jun 2022 1:48 p.m. PST


Shame Kiribati (pronounced kiribas) is sliding under the waves these days.

Paymaster Games04 Jul 2022 11:38 a.m. PST

Thank you for your support of my model lines. Paymaster Games is running an offer on hawaiians and kiribati model lines right now. Please check out the link on their website.

Paymaster Games04 Jul 2022 11:40 a.m. PST

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to let everyone know that we have reached the $3,000 USD mark. We have reached the final push over the line to the goal.

Please help me push this campaing over the finish line. Please let your gaming groups, forums and freinds know about this campaign.

Thank you very much for your support of my company and model lines.

Here is a photo of Paymaster Games models -

The H Man In the TMP Dawghouse04 Jul 2022 5:23 p.m. PST

Ok. This is sus.

The op reads like someone who is not associated with the company talking. First time I read it, it may have had a different user name??? But I'm not sure, but should have spotted the issue if it was "paymastergames".

Also the pics in the original post have vanished.

Further, there was no mention of a Kickstarter, now the new post reads like it was mentioned from the start.

I know I write some odd stuff on my own website, but this is just bizarre.

"Thank you for your support of my model lines. Paymaster Games is running an offer on hawaiians and kiribati model lines right now. Please check out the link on their website."

"My model lines." "Their website."

I'm confused, up further the chap was going to fix some issues on "their" site???

I'm not sure what's real anymore. I'm reaching for the aluminium foil.

Paymaster Games04 Jul 2022 6:59 p.m. PST

I wrote all of these posts.

I did not proof read this post before, well, posting it on the way out the door for a July 4th event. I tend to write the thoughts as they come to my head, and they are at times the english is just poor. Sorry about the confusion.

The H Man In the TMP Dawghouse04 Jul 2022 10:21 p.m. PST

"I picked up some of their models at a trade show last year."

No, still not getting it. That's more than a rushed post or poor English. Why would you be buying your own models??

Honestly I'm sure this is legit, but what I read is contradictory.

Ok. Is it like this?? The stuff at top is actually an uncredited customer's review?

A lot of the problem is saying "their" instead of "my".

Die Engelsman11 Jul 2022 3:03 a.m. PST

I wonder if the Pacific North West types could also be used as Pacific North East natives if one were contemplating a conquest of Siberia campaign.

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