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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #960 on: September 19, 2020, 05:36:39 am »

...if I have calculated correctly I can top and bottom this page by saying...


....congratulations mate.


You did.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #961 on: September 19, 2020, 11:13:01 am »
indeed sir
 :thumbsup:  well played, indeed well played.

and thank you as well
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #962 on: September 19, 2020, 11:19:06 am »
and as I walk waddle past in the other direction, has anyone seen the august ed of the ipms magazine?  im certain it should be out by now, but have seen neither hide nor hair.
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #963 on: September 20, 2020, 06:08:22 am »
and as I walk waddle past in the other direction, has anyone seen the august ed of the ipms magazine?  im certain it should be out by now, but have seen neither hide nor hair.

Somewhere (can't remember where) I've seen something that says it was held back until a definitive decision had been made re SMW 2020 and thus should be on its way anytime soon.
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #964 on: September 20, 2020, 06:49:52 am »
thanks,  :thumbsup: id had a quick look at the IPMS site and couldn't find anything
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #965 on: September 25, 2020, 06:37:49 am »
and as I walk waddle past in the other direction, has anyone seen the august ed of the ipms magazine?

Landed on my doormat this morning mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #966 on: September 25, 2020, 07:49:21 am »
And mine as well.
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #967 on: September 25, 2020, 07:54:25 am »
My membership has lapsed, so no magazine and with no SMW this year and therefore no free entry, I'm not renewing it. That 20od notes can stay in the bank and earn a pittance in interest.

Said free entry was the only reason I bothered with IPMS membership.  I doubt my attitude isn't confined to me, so how much cash will they lose in the interim?
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #968 on: September 25, 2020, 07:59:21 am »
My membership has lapsed, so no magazine and with no SMW this year and therefore no free entry, I'm not renewing it. That 20od notes can stay in the bank and earn a pittance in interest.

Said free entry was the only reason I bothered with IPMS membership.  I doubt my attitude isn't confined to me, so how much cash will they lose in the interim?

You could well be right there Lee.

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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #969 on: September 25, 2020, 08:23:58 am »
2021 is going to be an "interesting" year  :angel:

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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #970 on: October 10, 2020, 06:41:22 am »
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haha!   ive done my comparing and the new Empress miniatures 28mm BAOR infantry, and my older Mongrel miniatures, and Gripping Beast MOFO figs match well enough, there's a couple or 3 mm in head height, but the SLRs are very close, and I know from mixing and matching other lines its not the figure heights that get called, ( people are all sorts of heights) its the hardware that looks wrong and stands out like a sore thumb, so I will ( hopefully) soon be sorting out an order for more metal  :wacko:.   And when I was taking to the nice people at Empress they mentioned that they would be bringing out more in the range as well, MILAN, Carl gustaves, snipers, command troops etc, and that most important thing in 28mm wargaming Armour !  :unsure:  apparently a 1:50 scale Chieftain   ;D.
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #971 on: October 10, 2020, 07:11:45 am »
Agree totally it's the ancillary items that can make figure ranges look wrong when combined. That and horses for some reason ? Although that won't affect you, some designers whilst being near enough with the riders would have totally different ideas as to what 15mm/25mm  scale horses should look like ?
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #972 on: October 10, 2020, 07:24:32 am »
Mrs SPs opinion on most of the horses she's seen isn't very printable, a lot of them are little more than pony's, and then far to short, nose to tail.  We sort of get why, its a lot of metal per horse, but seeing how certain gamers go absolutely bonkers if one piece of webbing is incorrect or if a piece of headwear was a different shape for 1 company for 2 months for a certain campaign, and say nothing regarding this its a bit of a irk for both of us.   and the colours some of them are painted, oh dear  :banghead:  but im fairly certain ive said this before, and at lengths  <_<
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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #973 on: October 10, 2020, 09:12:57 am »
I recall a stand up shouting match with some horse owning guy over a Historex mounted soldier that my model shop owning mate Derek had built. The guy claimed that it would be impossible to ride a horse that was 'rigged' the way that Derek had done it, but all I could say was he built it the way it said in the kit.

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Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Reply #974 on: October 11, 2020, 06:14:03 am »
Mrs SPs opinion on most of the horses she's seen isn't very printable, a lot of them are little more than pony's, and then far to short, nose to tail. 

In 25mm/28mm scale my favourites were Essex, Battle Honours did nice 15mm/18mm ones. A lot of mine were ancients so either had caparisons or bards of some kind which helped the figure designers I suppose. As for painting them ? Oils helped get that sheen that a horse will have, but they could be right awkward so and so's to paint. I found that my niece and her horse riding pals could get a far more realistic look then me, and it didn't cost me that much either  :angel:
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