Thursday, 17 July 2014

Heartbreaker Hobbies & Games


So a discussion popped up on the Oldhammer Facebook Group about love for other companies and as OoaB readers known I love my old lead alternatives and have done a few articles about other companies.

Seen here:

Ral Partha Europe
Grenadier Models UK
Asgard Miniatures

And the subject changed to how now RPE sell some of the Kev Adams Heartbreaker range and it got me thinking.. Do I need a Orc army and yet another project? Well short answer is Yes, long answer is Hell Yes!

HHG's Orc Shaman by Kev Adams

HHG's Orc Champion by Kev Adams
Such charm and character, yes they don't fit into a Citadel force but a army by themselves will look the dogs bollocks. So my plan is a have a full army of them done for BOYL15.

It's going to be a tough challenge sourcing everything that's not been released by RPE but one that I feel will be well worth it.

HHG Dark Goblin Champion by Kev Adams

13 comments:

  1. don't spread the disease! I have stupidly limited funds as is! (but thankfully I have several boxes of collected stuff I should be getting on with... ) that said... the dark goblin champion caught my eye... damn you chico!

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    1. Heh I'm already damned! The Devil is a loser and he's my bitch ;)

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  2. Yup, that gobbo is fantastic. Do RPE sell that one? Might have to add him to my Multi-Racial Followers of the Dark Gods warband. :D

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    1. Yup they have him and quite a few others :) £2 a pop so not that cheap for a gobbo though.

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    2. I have that Goblin somewhere, he's quite a bulky model for a Goblin and full of character.

      I was never 100% sold on the Heartbreaker range at the time as they seemed too similar to the mid/late 1990's GW models which I disliked. I might have another look at the range now .

      Cool article (I voted it 'cool' :) )

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    3. Have any spare HHG to sell a sexy sometimes disturbing Chico?

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    4. Sorry, I only really bought Goblins (unsuprisingly!), and they are all scattered about the Goblin army.

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  3. Starting an Orc & Gobbo army myself using only Kev Adams sculpts!
    Beautiful figures will be including these
    Cheers

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    1. That will be a joy to see hen finished :)

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  4. Hi Chico, I'll keep it brief as more details are in the link. We have gained the rights to bring back a lot of Kev Adams Goblins and Orcs in agreement with RPE. Hopefully by early next year we can help you fill in those holes more easily and hopefully affordably. https://www.facebook.com/impact.miniatures/media_set?set=a.10152310274173759.1073741826.697993758&type=3

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    1. Now that is really rather exciting, thanks for letting me know.

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    2. Thanks! We'll need to run a KickStarter to get the funds to get everything back into production ... but I don't see a problem with it funding. We are going to start with with a $5k goal to get the 43 figures that Chris at ZN Games did most of the prep work for already to get into production before he passed away from cancer. Based on our KickStarter past experience .. that "should" be an easy goal to hit with 43 miniatures available (even if they are not actually new". The starting 43 will be from this group: https://www.facebook.com/impact.miniatures/media_set?set=a.10152308694243759.1073741825.697993758&type=3 (which has a few Kev Adams figures in it). Included in the $5k is us setting up a pay-it-forward fund (like KickingItForward.org) where 10% of any profit from this KickStarter and going forward for the sales of the funded figures will be used to help other miniature KickStarters to succeed with the pledges being made in the Chris Bledsoe Memorial Fund name. Since KS allows the comments to stay open we plan to just keep posting to the comments as we add to the fund and fund other projects.

      Once we hit that funding goal the current plan is that the first stretch goals will be to get the artillery Heartbreaker figures as well as the Kev Adams Goblins and Orcs back into the line as these are highly sought after by gamers. Then if we can fund all that ... we hope to move to getting as many of the figures from the first link production moulded and into production. My current goal is to run that KickStarter in September ... but we'll see how it works out. I'm currently discussing with FASA, Image Comics and Wizards of the Coast to see if we can work out a deal to put the Heartbreaker figures from those licenses that I have all the masters for now as well. Fortunately all the figures from Kev Adams, Phil Lewis, Tim Prow and Chaz Elliot have already been fully cleared for us to put back into production so even if those discussions fall flat ... we'll still have a lot of great old figures to work to get back into production.

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    3. More wonderful stuff :) I passed all this info on the Oldhammer Facebook group (Which Paul Reid of RPE is a member of too) https://www.facebook.com/groups/400319303383363/ and there was a fair bit of interest :) Good luck with the KS and I will be pledging for a fair number of the figures (Not just the Kev ones)

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