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#1 Posted by Rorie (2523 posts) -

Both @dragoonzero and @gaftra wound up making sets of miniatures for the Last Canadians! These things are really amazing, and it's going to be quite the privilege to use them on the livestreams. Thanks to both of you! Obviously, with two separate sets of the figurines, only one thing will happen: the Last Canadians are now destined to come across a hideously enchanted mirror that will force them to face off against evil versions of themselves.

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#2 Posted by AMyggen (2447 posts) -

That's fucking awesome!

#3 Posted by Azteck (7450 posts) -

Holy shit that's awesome. Love the detail on the Vibom (Vibaum?) from set 2.

#4 Edited by TobbRobb (4549 posts) -

This is fucking awesome! I really like the red version of Daves character. XD

Would either creators care to explain how they were made? I'm curious.

#5 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6033 posts) -

BADAZZZZZZZZ!

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#6 Posted by Ouren (134 posts) -

Love it

#7 Posted by Aska (423 posts) -

Blown away.

#8 Posted by wjb (1616 posts) -

Holy shit, that's awesome! Can't wait for the next stream!

#9 Posted by gaftra (155 posts) -

Yaaaay! Glad to see they all made it to you in one piece! There is always some nailbiting when shipping models (especially pewter).

Look forward to seeing them on the stream, hopefully no one dies. :p

#10 Posted by Terranova (581 posts) -

both sets are awesome and i like the mirror idea Rory you should for sure put that in the story at some point.

#11 Posted by Tondo (131 posts) -

Oh man, those are incredible. Cant wait for the next episode !

#12 Edited by axf4ever (40 posts) -

Those are really amazing! great work whoever made those

#13 Posted by Shikon (175 posts) -

wut how did these even get made? they look awesome!

#14 Posted by BeachThunder (11630 posts) -

:o They're both great. How exactly does one go about making something like that?

#15 Posted by Cashewual (147 posts) -

Giant bomb really has the best community, amazing job on both sets!

#16 Posted by defcomm (324 posts) -

Hah

Those are fantastic.

#17 Edited by Brendan (7663 posts) -

Holy crap this is awesome!

#18 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11413 posts) -

That's some serious talent right there.

#19 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1526 posts) -

Awesome ... I like the second set a little better, especially V-Bomb, but both sets are really great.

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#20 Posted by TAFAE (150 posts) -

@tobbrobb said:

This is fucking awesome! I really like the red version of Daves character. XD

Would either creators care to explain how they were made? I'm curious.

I'm not one of the creators, but they look a lot like Warhammer miniatures that have some clever customization. Those often come in pieces (like arms, set of legs, torso, head, weapons) and then you sort of cement everything together based on the equipment you want the units to use while playing and paint them.

#21 Edited by President_Barackbar (3415 posts) -

Wow these are incredible, big ups to the duders who made these!

#22 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4580 posts) -

I approve of everything in this post. I'm guessing the color-coordinated team is going to be the bad versions? Only evil could be so impeccably dressed.

#23 Posted by Throwdown (17 posts) -

Wow, those are fucking amazing

#24 Posted by BrianP (386 posts) -

These are amazing. All respect to the creators!

#25 Edited by Monkeyman04 (997 posts) -

Love it! Now they have to keep The Last Canadians together.

#26 Posted by TobbRobb (4549 posts) -

@tafae: I figured it would be something like that. The statue arm threw me for a loop though, but I guess you could just paint a normal arm that way.

#27 Posted by datarez (535 posts) -

Nothing but awesome! Looking forward to that storyline.

#28 Posted by essi2 (141 posts) -

Nice minies!

Now I'm kinda ashamed my Space Wolves still remain unpainted.

#29 Posted by Fobwashed (1885 posts) -

Amaze.

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#30 Edited by GERALTITUDE (2855 posts) -

Oh. My. God.

Holy shit, nicely done, seriously. @dragoonzero and @gaftra you duders are heroes

#31 Posted by Korwin (2813 posts) -

V-Bomb wielding the statue arm, like a boss.

#32 Posted by Itwongo (1097 posts) -

That's just cooooooooool

#33 Posted by Tennmuerti (7949 posts) -

Wow these are both very impressive!

#34 Posted by SomeJerk (3130 posts) -

Beautiful kitbashing, big smile on my old tabletop gamer face seeing this.

#35 Posted by DigTheDoug (178 posts) -

Oh wow. These are incredible. Much props to the creators!

#36 Posted by llamaegg (216 posts) -

Makes me super jealous of the duders miniature painting skills. I've only recently gotten into Warmachines and turns out I can't paint worth shiiiiiiit!

Props on the works!

#37 Edited by Abendlaender (2730 posts) -

I probably should watch Pathfinder, right?

#38 Posted by gaftra (155 posts) -

@tafae said:

@tobbrobb said:

This is fucking awesome! I really like the red version of Daves character. XD

Would either creators care to explain how they were made? I'm curious.

I'm not one of the creators, but they look a lot like Warhammer miniatures that have some clever customization. Those often come in pieces (like arms, set of legs, torso, head, weapons) and then you sort of cement everything together based on the equipment you want the units to use while playing and paint them.

My models (first group) are from a variety of companies. Both Drewcifur and John were from Privateer Press' Hordes mini line. All of the others were from various boutique mini's companies I picked up over at coolminiornot.com. Great excuse to paint some fun looking models.

Really glad everyone likes them and thanks for all the warm comments! If they switch to something else in the long term I'll look forward to breaking my brushes out again.

#39 Posted by mrfluke (5044 posts) -

@gaftra: @rorie should contract you to make some of these and sell them on giantbomb. would definitely buy a set

#40 Edited by troll93 (386 posts) -

@tobbrobb: FYI I may be mistaken, but I believe that the statue arm is actually the captians arm of the previous edition of the empire state troops box.

#41 Posted by Humanity (8705 posts) -

Can't wait to see these bad boys in action. Hats off to the talented doods behind them.

#42 Edited by MetalBaofu (1343 posts) -

Yeah, I agree with everyone else. Those are really cool.

#43 Posted by Encephalon (1238 posts) -

Yes! Looking forward to a good vs. evil mirror-match.

#44 Posted by Zelyre (1100 posts) -

:o They're both great. How exactly does one go about making something like that?

It's "kitbashing". Your miniature models come on sprues just like your car models used to. However, instead of bits of doors, you have bits of dudes. Generally, you clip off the parts and put your Space Marines/Elves/etc together. However, to give players options and justify the $50 for 50 cents of plastic, they give you extra pieces. Since it's plastic, crazy glue will hold them together. There are companies out there that will sell bits for your guys. So, if you wanted to have your space marines to have llama heads, you'd buy a set of sculpted llama heads and put them on the minis.

For additional details, there's a two part epoxy called green stuff. It's like clay that cures in air over time. You can manipulate it, form, shape, and cut away at it to give you the look you want. They make materials that soften in hot water that allow you to press your own molds. Like a certain head or the eagle on a shield? Press it into the hot plastic and let it cool. You can then press green stuff into it, let it cure, and you have a copy.

If you get skilled with sculpting, a common technique is to build an armature out of metal wire and then build on top of it with a two part epoxy.

If the base minis are metal, you can still kit bash. Metal minis are usually some white metal, tin mixed in with other stuff. It's pretty soft for metal and can be cut with hand saws or even snips. Super glue doesn't hold those minis very well, so a you need to use pins. It involves drilling tiny holes into the metal bits, so if you want to attach a fist to an arm, you drill a hole on both pieces where you want them to meet. You then insert a metal rod and between the two of them along with some glue.

If you hop on ebay and look up warhammer bits, you'll find tons of little pieces. Since its all generally the same 28-30mm heroic scale, you can mix and match parts to make your own guys.

#45 Posted by Scrawnto (2432 posts) -

Wow, these are great! Well done, duders!

I'm sort of interested in learning how to do this sort of thing, but my colorblindness makes the idea of painting anything rather daunting.

#46 Edited by Superfriend (1517 posts) -

Wow, that´s amazing! Now they have no excuse- they have to keep playing with their original party.

Onward, to new adventures, Last Canadians!

#47 Edited by devine1210 (20 posts) -

WOW! These are fucking fantastic. Great job, duders.

#48 Edited by Demoskinos (14510 posts) -

This community is absolutely ridiculous and I love it.

#49 Posted by csl316 (7949 posts) -

The coolest.

#50 Posted by KarlPilkington (2676 posts) -

This is insane!