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Title: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 24 August 2018, 10:12:50 PM
We've released a lot already this year, but the new goodies keep coming as we expand our Animals range to cover the English countryside and the African savanna!  There's badgers, foxes and deer, zebras, lions and camels, there's even some crocodiles and giraffes!  

We've also got some extremely useful horse packs, each containing 3 poses, with bare, saddled and baggage options available.  These should suit a whole host of different games and periods so certainly worth a look.

Scenic Items & Terrain
Animals - https://pendraken.co.uk/scenic-items-terrain/animals/
SCN-NML10   Badgers   (10)   £1.50
SCN-NML11   Foxes   (10)   £1.50
SCN-NML12   Deer   (10)   £2.00
SCN-NML13   Horses, bare   (10)   £3.00
SCN-NML14   Horses, saddled   (10)   £3.00
SCN-NML15   Horses, baggage   (10)   £3.00
SCN-NML16   Lions   (10)   £2.00
SCN-NML17   Wildebeest   (10)   £2.00
SCN-NML18   Water Buffalo   (5)   £2.00
SCN-NML19   Oxen   (5)   £2.00
SCN-NML20   Zebras   (10)   £3.00
SCN-NML21   Camels   (5)   £2.00
SCN-NML22   Crocodiles   (5)   £2.00
SCN-NML23   Hippos   (5)   £2.00
SCN-NML24   Rhinos   (3)   £2.50
SCN-NML25   Giraffes   (3)   £2.50
(The camels, oxen and water buffalo have featured in some of our regular ranges previously, so those aren't new sculpts.)


And the pics!

SCN-NML10 - Badgers
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4464/SCN-NML10.jpg)


SCN-NML11 - Foxes
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4465/SCN-NML11.jpg)


SCN-NML12 - Deer
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4466/SCN-NML12.jpg)


SCN-NML13 - Horses, bare
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4467/SCN-NML13.jpg)


SCN-NML14 - Horses, saddled
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4468/SCN-NML14.jpg)


SCN-NML15 - Horses, baggage
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4469/SCN-NML15.jpg)


SCN-NML16 - Lions
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4470/SCN-NML16.jpg)


SCN-NML17 - Wildebeest
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4471/SCN-NML17.jpg)


SCN-NML18 - Water Buffalo
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4472/SCN-NML18.jpg)


SCN-NML19 - Oxen
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4473/SCN-NML19.jpg)


SCN-NML20 - Zebras
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4474/SCN-NML20.jpg)


SCN-NML21 - Camels
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4475/SCN-NML21.jpg)


SCN-NML22 - Crocodiles
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4476/SCN-NML22.jpg)


SCN-NML23 - Hippos
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4477/SCN-NML23.jpg)


SCN-NML24 - Rhinos
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4478/SCN-NML24.jpg)


SCN-NML25 - Giraffes
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4479/SCN-NML25.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 24 August 2018, 10:29:48 PM
Oh they're good! Congrats to the sculptor.

I feel a Jumanji scenario coming on!



Zebras aren't just stripey horses!





Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 August 2018, 11:13:54 PM
Badgers and giraffes, yes please!

No idea what for...


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: paulr on 25 August 2018, 01:21:49 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 August 2018, 02:13:25 AM
Crocs at last! :)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Steve J on 25 August 2018, 07:16:32 AM
Some great additions there :). Now do you paint the zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? Answers on a postcard... ;) :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 25 August 2018, 07:35:15 AM
Crocs at last! :)

Hooray !!.....Leon's found it !!  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 25 August 2018, 08:11:32 AM
They look very good. Particularly like the saddled horses and baggage. Now we have deer perhaps a skirmish style scenario - Who killed William II? Incidentally, now we have crocs, any chance of flip flops?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 25 August 2018, 08:32:12 AM
Some great additions there :). Now do you paint the zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? Answers on a postcard... ;) :D
Or ... brown on beige
(http://www.zooborns.com/.a/6a010535647bf3970b0133f31a705f970b-800wi)

Or black white and brown
(https://thumb9.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/792076/113392495/stock-photo-close-up-of-zebra-skin-with-brown-black-and-white-stripes-113392495.jpg)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 25 August 2018, 08:52:03 AM
And all different....


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 August 2018, 08:53:03 AM
Just like fingerprints...
Hmm...
Now there's an idea, just fingerprint the zebra!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 25 August 2018, 09:36:02 AM
Didn't I hear on the radio, quite recently, that 'some zoo' had been reported to the 'authorities' for trying to pass off donkeys, that had been painted with black and white stripes, as zebras ?

Don't think I imagined that. (But who knows ?  X_X)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 25 August 2018, 09:49:47 AM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/27/egyptian-zoo-paints-donkey-pass-zebra/ (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/27/egyptian-zoo-paints-donkey-pass-zebra/)
What do you listen to?
(http://beta.ems.ladbiblegroup.com/s3/content/808x455/e551d7e85b58aaa6905827c9a5c6e3b7.png)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Westmarcher on 25 August 2018, 09:50:43 AM
Thought for a moment you had been eating magic mushrooms again Phil but "no," you didn't imagine it!   ;D

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44968509 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44968509)

(Drat! Nobby beat me to it!)  :P


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 25 August 2018, 10:11:45 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh...Good....I'm glad I didn't imagine that.

In truth....Re the piccy Nobby's posted ......That's actually not too bad a forgery. (Tho' the paint seems to be running/smudging a bit, here and there.)

At least this 'subject' has a 'hogged mane'. (Dammit.....I can't remember whether 'donks' have a naturally hogged mane. I can't remember what the ungrateful little git (donkey), next door, had as a mane.......All I can remember of that when she was VERY lame.....Von and I went round to help...To save Mrs Hopeless some vet's fees....The little donk was very grateful when I pulled a roof tack out of a hoof with a pair of needle nosed pliers, and poulticed her hoof for a few days.)

We knew she was feeling better when she kicked the cr*p out of me. (Again, sadly, this is all true.)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Shedman on 25 August 2018, 10:52:50 AM
what an excellent range but, sadly, I still can't do The Wizard of Oz in 10mm  ;)

(http://pdhed.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/lions-and-tigers-and-bears-oh-my-300x225.jpg)



Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Sunray on 25 August 2018, 12:08:12 PM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh...Good....I'm glad I didn't imagine that.


We knew she was feeling better when she kicked the cr*p out of me. (Again, sadly, this is all true.)

Cheers - Phil

Take it as a form of endearment .  An old farmer up the mountain behind me, breeds donkeys as equestrian  companions ( a lone horse is inclined to fret ) The donkey mating ritual is something else.  The mare's idea of foreplay is ....to kick the cr*p out of the stud she fancies...........


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Ithoriel on 25 August 2018, 01:34:32 PM
Some great additions there :). Now do you paint the zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? Answers on a postcard... ;) :D

Well recent genetic research has found that they are black animals with white stripes and belly, apparently.

Personally I'm eyeing them up as Pleistocene horses for my Tribal campaign. Cavemen have to eat :)

Bit of greenstuff on the tails and a grullo paintjob they should look the business. Possibly a tad short but "good enough for army work!"


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fred. on 25 August 2018, 05:22:05 PM
Cool.

Thinking about which will be useful set dressing for various periods / areas.

Have you thought about marketing the animal range (and possibly some of the figures) to the N gauge railway crowd? You can probably charge 3x normal price as well?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 25 August 2018, 06:59:20 PM
Have you thought about marketing the animal range (and possibly some of the figures) to the N gauge railway crowd? You can probably charge 3x normal price as well?

Possibly, I'll have a look.  We've got some animals coming in bigger scales as well so once they're all online we'll be putting them on eBay to hit that wider market.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: SV52 on 26 August 2018, 11:21:49 AM
I can see some great HOTT armies on the horizon. Just have to do Animal Farm v wildlife. What do folks use for modern civilians?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: parkerm17 on 28 August 2018, 08:46:31 AM
Having read the very interesting piece on the costs of introducing a new range, I am left pondering who is going to buy a wide range of zoo animals in 10mm?   I can remember watching on TV the news reports of the Korean War and, again, I wonder just who is going to wargame that conflict?   There are a lot of holes in the ranges (Peninsular War for one, Wellington in India, expending the Crimean War range etc.) and some of the choices for new ranges strike me as "odd".   I wonder whatever happened to the Indian Mutiny range?   I have given up waiting.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 August 2018, 09:04:03 AM
These were sculpted a while back, and were in the molding queue, often figures are previewed and then there is a gap before release, so Indian Mutiny will follow in due course.

And I'll be buying some, I have plans for the lions already. ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 28 August 2018, 09:43:16 AM
And I'll be buying some, I have plans for the lions already. ;)

With a large white loaf maybe - Bread and Circuses ?   ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Forez42 on 28 August 2018, 12:33:40 PM
Very fun  :-bd


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 28 August 2018, 12:41:15 PM
Having read the very interesting piece on the costs of introducing a new range, I am left pondering who is going to buy a wide range of zoo animals in 10mm?

The first batch we did have sold really well so that prompted this second batch.  If sales continue to be good on this lot, we might look at getting a third set done.

I can remember watching on TV the news reports of the Korean War and, again, I wonder just who is going to wargame that conflict?

The Korean War range was a couple of reasons, firstly it's place in the Top 10 requested ranges and then also our expansion of the post-war conflicts.  Working in a roughly chronological order, it was the first one to get ticked off.

There are a lot of holes in the ranges (Peninsular War for one, Wellington in India, expending the Crimean War range etc.) and some of the choices for new ranges strike me as "odd".

I think we've mentioned a few times that the Peninsular will get done but we need to finish off the 1809 and 1815 periods first.  I don't like leaving ranges incomplete (can they ever be complete though!) so once we've got the D-B's for Waterloo and then some minor nations/states for 1809, we should be free to go and do the Peninsular.

Wellington in India would be another natural progression once other Naps ranges are done.

Crimea is getting done next year, we've already got that one pencilled in as a full range revamp.

I wonder whatever happened to the Indian Mutiny range?   I have given up waiting.

That one was only previewed a few months back, I think the last batch of figure sculpts arrived in May.  We're still waiting on the artillery pieces to arrive though, so we've started making master moulds but the production moulds will have to be delayed until we've got the guns.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 August 2018, 12:59:03 PM
The first batch we did have sold really well so that prompted this second batch.  If sales continue to be good on this lot, we might look at getting a third set done.

Can I suggest ravens (and kites/buzzards or even vultures) if this ever happens - I needed carrion birds to set the scene for a D&D5 encounter with dead horses. The chickens and geese served proxy, but it wasnít quite the same  ;)

Probably look great on casualty markers  8)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Ithoriel on 28 August 2018, 01:09:35 PM
The chickens and geese served proxy, but it wasnít quite the same  ;)

Pharaoh's Chickens?

"The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), also called the white scavenger vulture or pharaoh's chicken"


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 28 August 2018, 01:12:14 PM
The first batch we did have sold really well so that prompted this second batch.  If sales continue to be good on this lot, we might look at getting a third set done.
May I suggest vulture, hyena, crocodile (waterline), hippo (waterline), cheetah and aardvark with a Sten gun?

The Korean War range was a couple of reasons, firstly it's place in the Top 10 requested ranges and then also our expansion of the post-war conflicts.  

I've done some more work on the Brits this weekend. They are really, really good. The 2" mortar is exemplary, the NCO pointing with the rifle is lovely, and the radio/officer set is a joy. My only criticism is the Bren is a bit short*, ... OK ... my only 2 criticisms are the Bren is too short and the Bazooka team is prone ... and ... my only three criticisms are the Bren is too short, the Bazooka team is prone and there's no Sten gunner. 

I don't like leaving ranges incomplete (can they ever be complete though!)
No. Never complete. The League of Ausberg needs some Grenadiers wondering if they'd have been better off in the Navy, and an officer who is sure he felt something move in his boot.  


*Somewhere I've got a photo of someone carrying a Bren ... must see if I can dig it out.  :D



Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 28 August 2018, 01:42:24 PM
*Somewhere I've got a photo of someone carrying a Bren ... must see if I can dig it out.  :D

You've got that saved on your computer, haven't you ?........You OIK !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 28 August 2018, 05:23:09 PM
Oh yes. And several backups.  :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: andys on 28 August 2018, 06:26:07 PM
Would it be too much to ask for a swarm of rats? Preferably sized to fit on either a 20x20 or 40x20mm base please.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 28 August 2018, 06:49:14 PM
Would it be too much to ask for a swarm of rats? Preferably sized to fit on either a 20x20 or 40x20mm base please.

We've still got the old ones from the Ratmen Fantasy range, code FR10 I think they were.  Drop me an email and we can get you some sorted out.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 August 2018, 07:07:52 PM
Lions and a dead Late Roman ordered, that's the camp for my Sassaninds sorted then!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 August 2018, 07:17:20 PM
Lions and a dead Late Roman ordered, that's the camp for my Sassaninds sorted then!

 =)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 August 2018, 07:47:51 PM
Well, more interesting than tents!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 August 2018, 09:25:43 PM
Well, more interesting than tents!

Apologies lemmey, damn fumble fingers/phone...

It was supposed to be:

Lions and a dead Late Roman ordered, that's the camp for my Sassaninds sorted then!

 :d

Better now  ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 August 2018, 11:23:18 PM
Always


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 August 2018, 12:09:06 AM
Lions and a dead Late Roman ordered, that's the camp for my Sassaninds sorted then!

At the risk of incurring much odium for mentioning a rival (but Pendraken is unlikely ever to make this one): Magister Militum has a vignette of Shapur mounting his horse on Valerian's back.

(I know there's good evidence that the story is a fabrication by biased Christian and other anti-Persian writers, but it looks good.)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 August 2018, 08:35:18 AM
And good it is too.....


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 August 2018, 08:52:34 AM
My Shaipur is too busy hunting for such frivolity
Shapur II off tiger hunting
(https://i.imgur.com/b7Q097h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8UeA24H.jpg)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: d_Guy on 29 August 2018, 02:42:43 PM
The poor kitty!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: andys on 29 August 2018, 08:41:03 PM
We've still got the old ones from the Ratmen Fantasy range, code FR10 I think they were.  Drop me an email and we can get you some sorted out.
Got any photos please?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Ithoriel on 29 August 2018, 08:56:45 PM
Couple of pictures from a site called "War in a Box"

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C9wnZ4rCiwM/T4fjO-FexMI/AAAAAAAAAeo/7FjwU-i0Wv8/s1600/GEDC1324.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y51OQpidOKE/T4fjRWvgiLI/AAAAAAAAAe4/r2at8Cezyok/s1600/GEDC1328.JPG)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 29 August 2018, 09:22:15 PM
Badgers and giraffes, yes please!

No idea what for...

Says a man who has never witnessed an angry badger..


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 29 August 2018, 09:23:48 PM
Just like fingerprints...
Hmm...
Now there's an idea, just fingerprint the zebra!

It's what barcode readers were designed for.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 30 August 2018, 08:15:46 AM
A small insight into what passes for my mind.

Oooh! Lions and  rhinos and hippos and giraffes ... they'd be fun to paint.

Hmmm. But what to do with them? The obvious answer is something colonial, but that's never really floated my boat. Pre colonial tribal conflict? Boers? Blood River? Meh!

What about WWI? "The African Queen" and "Shout at the Devil" and "Biggles flies are undone"? Hmm. Askaris. Could be fun.

What's Pendraken got in the way of ... Oh By Milday's Perfect Eyebrow* ... Askaris and porters and ... 

Wonder if MkIVs ever got to East Africa ... Well they might have done ... and I'm sure the Germans had a few armoured cars swanning about ...

How big would a Light Cruiser be in the one true scale? ... 100m that's about 2" .... make it and armed merchantman ... bringing in the armoured cars ... FSN you are on fire ... better put that out before you continue ...

But what about terrain ... lions live on the plains ... some teddy bear fabric ... add that to the shopping list ...

So, roughly we'll need some German sailors/marines , Askaris, artillery, so we'll need limbers, couple of armoured cars, ... what can we do for MGs? ... then there's some British infantry from a decent county regiment, KAR, artillery and maybe a MkIV to keep it interesting ... what was that book about taking two boats overland to an African lake? "Mimi and TouTou" ... well if they can do it for a boat, they can bloody well do it for a tank ... and don't forget the porters and those tribesmen ...

In total, aside from the teddy bear and the merchant ship, probably in the region of £150.

I am going to die poor.

But at least I'll be surrounded by so much metal, I can give up the tin foil hat ...



*We all know which one that is**
** The other two aren't that great


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 30 August 2018, 03:36:13 PM
I've still got three 'rejects' sitting on corks......Which were supposed to be some of the various animals at different scales.

I reckon I could make a damn good '10mm scale' dodo out of one of them. (But I'm not going to.)  :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Wulf on 30 August 2018, 03:37:16 PM
I reckon I could make a damn good '10mm scale' dodo out of one of them. (But I'm not going to.)  :D
I'd buy them!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 August 2018, 04:00:05 PM
You know, that would be cool!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 31 August 2018, 07:49:48 AM
I reckon I could make a damn good '10mm scale' dodo out of one of them. (But I'm not going to.)  :D

Not into self portraits then Phil ?  ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 31 August 2018, 08:14:59 AM
Almost a whole range in the fantasy section are self portraits. :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 August 2018, 08:18:04 AM
Samurai apes on tiggers!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 31 August 2018, 09:28:04 PM
Is the rumour true that Pendraken are moving production to Chester?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 31 August 2018, 10:04:30 PM
Oooh! That's very close to Runcorn!

I could go and see Leon every day!  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 31 August 2018, 10:21:12 PM
Is the rumour true that Pendraken are moving production to Chester?

I've done a couple of training courses in Chester, nice place!  We've been to the zoo a few times as well.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 01 September 2018, 07:05:05 AM
Samurai apes on tiggers!

The skeles & zombies.  :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 01 September 2018, 08:32:19 PM
So now I'm painting Lions and badgers and hippos.

I did wonder if the zebra could be use as asses. I had in mind the Sumerian ass-drawn chariot.

So.

I Googled "ass".

Yes. I know what I did wrong.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 September 2018, 08:44:17 PM
Oh dear


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Ithoriel on 01 September 2018, 09:52:10 PM
FSN, for painting tips if using zebra's to haul Sumerian Donkey Carts, "onager" might be a safer search :)

(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/04/30/crosswords/30wordplay-heck-onager/merlin_12109939_a8321722-68ad-43ea-8b45-cbd0513e0c97-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale)

   


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 02 September 2018, 08:35:38 AM
FSN, for painting tips if using zebra's to haul Sumerian Donkey Carts, "onager" might be a safer search :)

(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/04/30/crosswords/30wordplay-heck-onager/merlin_12109939_a8321722-68ad-43ea-8b45-cbd0513e0c97-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale)

   

Isn't Onager a place in Essex ?  ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 02 September 2018, 08:38:17 AM
Damn.....You beat me to it, Ian !! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 02 September 2018, 09:07:25 AM
Of course. What an onager I am!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Wulf on 02 September 2018, 10:35:26 AM
Just don't end up with a chariot pulled by two siege catapults...


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 02 September 2018, 10:36:14 AM
The (underground ??) station at 'Onagar' was reputed to be home to a colony of European scorpions. (That's if I'd remembered correctly.)

Had a quick 'Google'...and I apparently hadn't 'got that wrong'.

I was disappointed to read that it was either a complete hoax, or that a railway employee had bought some of said scorpions, from a local pet shop...and then let them loose on the station.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Wulf on 02 September 2018, 10:46:57 AM
The (underground ??) station at 'Onagar' was reputed to be home to a colony of European scorpions. (That's if I'd remembered correctly.)
"The 6:18 will be delayed owing to scorpions on the line"

Well, it's original...


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Ithoriel on 02 September 2018, 11:16:27 AM
Apply a good coat of varnish to avoid chipping onagar? ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Wulf on 02 September 2018, 11:30:27 AM
Apply a good coat of varnish to avoid chipping onagar? ;)
Then you'd have a shiny metal ass...


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 02 September 2018, 12:53:16 PM
Thereís a chap on the Baccus forum who goes by the name of Ironass. Perhaps I should pass on this tip.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: petercooman on 02 September 2018, 06:13:27 PM
So now I'm painting Lions and badgers and hippos.

I did wonder if the zebra could be use as asses. I had in mind the Sumerian ass-drawn chariot.

So.

I Googled "ass".

Yes. I know what I did wrong.

wrong? depends on wich words you added to the search.


ass cart would maybe turn out ok.
ass drawn is doubtfull, might get some videos on how to draw an ass.
sumerian ass will probably get you in bad places.
anything with ass and ride in any combination is a nono.

So don't go looking for cavalry mounted on donkeys...


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 September 2018, 05:19:42 PM
Lions, giraffes and badgers arrived today.

Erm...
Yeah,
Anyone got any good giraffes vs badger rules?
Should I base the badgers as infantry or cavalry?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 03 September 2018, 06:02:46 PM
I'd suggest "One of us is in the wrong place", by FSNRulesAll  - there's an expansion pack for Shark vs Gorilla.

Badgers are treated the same as unarmoured aardvarks.


I painted foxes, badgers, lions and hippos over the weekend. I balked at the giraffes. The foxes and badgers are really nice little sculpts.   :D
 


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 September 2018, 06:11:15 PM
Got a link to your store fan?  ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Raider4 on 03 September 2018, 06:25:17 PM
Badgers are treated the same as unarmoured aardvarks.

But angrier, surely?

I painted foxes, badgers, lions and hippos over the weekend. I balked at the giraffes. The foxes and badgers are really nice little sculpts.   :D

Suggesting the lions, hippos and giraffes are not . . .  :)?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 03 September 2018, 08:14:40 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/44453961091_be3fb3c145_z.jpg)
Foxes and badgers.

From the photo I can see I need to do a bit of a touch up on the fox faces.

Suggesting the lions, hippos and giraffes are not . . .  :)?
They are also very good, but I haven't finished painting them yet.   :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: FJAdams on 03 September 2018, 09:10:04 PM
I need some ape cav figures that I could use for a unit of two mounted on the giraffes.
Problem is I don't know of any ape cav that comes separate from their mounts.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 03 September 2018, 10:50:24 PM
I need some ape cav figures that I could use for a unit of two mounted on the giraffes.
Problem is I don't know of any ape cav that comes separate from their mounts.

The Samurai Apes are separate riders, but they're a bit Samurai-y...!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: paulr on 03 September 2018, 11:27:05 PM
FSN  :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 04 September 2018, 07:09:28 AM
Excellent, Nobby !!  :-bd

I'm glad that the badgers came out looking like badgers......after someone, (he who shall not be named,)....asked if they were warthogs, when I sent a picture of the original green. ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 04 September 2018, 07:40:24 AM
Surely they are the infamous black stripped faced warthog, well known for roaming the south Yorkshire moors ?

Nice but what are you going to use them for ?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 04 September 2018, 08:16:18 AM
I have seen a black fox in one of our fields. (It was only about 5 yards away, and I got a really good look at it...so I know it wasn't something like a large domestic cat.)

Shame I didn't have the camera to hand, as they're apparently very rare.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 04 September 2018, 08:25:39 AM
That happened to me when I saw the Snowdon yeti. Camera nowhere to be found.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 04 September 2018, 09:56:41 AM
Na that wern't a Yeti, just one of the local inhabitants !


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 04 September 2018, 03:29:36 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 04 September 2018, 03:31:55 PM
Don't tell Will, but I've almost finished his meerkat ! :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

Cheers - Mr Slow


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fsn on 04 September 2018, 03:54:04 PM
Surely Mr Sloth would be more apposite in this case?  :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 04 September 2018, 04:16:07 PM
Youíll just have to bear with him. If he says theyíll be ready soon he may be lion. Just be dogged in your demands and when the goodies arrive wolf them down. Iím sure I left a coat around here somewhere, or was it a goat?


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 04 September 2018, 05:09:38 PM
Pah !

Talk about catty, you complete pair of oiks !

I'm dog tired.....You lot just monkey about from noon to night, and I have to keep an eye on you !

I'm just fishing around for more puns now....Can't talk.....gone a bit horse...(This one's going to run and run.)

Cheers - Mr Sheepish. (Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit, rabbit......hare today, gone tomorrow.)



Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 September 2018, 07:34:21 PM
Leman, stop badgering Techno!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 04 September 2018, 10:49:53 PM
I didnít start it sir. It was Ian at the back after he threw that ink pellet.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 05 September 2018, 07:21:18 AM
Stop trying to fox me with all these puns. :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 05 September 2018, 07:27:44 AM
I suppose you wont be badgered then ......


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: pierre the shy on 05 September 2018, 08:44:12 AM
(Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit, rabbit......hare today, gone tomorrow.)

welsh rarebit jokes tend to get a bit cheesy after a while  :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: ianrs54 on 05 September 2018, 10:29:08 AM
welsh rarebit jokes tend to get a bit cheesy after a while  :D

Please dont get at the welsh, they cant help being born in wales, anyway thats my job.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 05 September 2018, 08:59:33 PM
Twll duín bob sais!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Ithoriel on 05 September 2018, 09:58:32 PM
A patron of "The Feathers" then are you Leman? ;)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 05 September 2018, 10:01:58 PM
Wait, I thought "The Zoo" was what Pendraken called these forums...


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 05 September 2018, 10:06:59 PM
Wait, I thought "The Zoo" was what Pendraken called these forums...

I think in a Zoo you tend to have some measure of control over the animals...  :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: fred. on 05 September 2018, 10:28:31 PM
Oi!

At least you get to keep all the animals in the same place. Feed us with shiny food now and again. Think what it would be like if we were free to roam...


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 06 September 2018, 06:58:06 AM
I think in a Zoo you tend to have some measure of control over the animals...  :D

 =O =O =O =O =O =O

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 06 September 2018, 11:04:42 AM
Twll duín bob sais!

 ;)

Mae ei famgu yn lleddfu camelod!  :d


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 06 September 2018, 11:11:57 AM
His grandmother does WHAT ?  :o

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Ithoriel on 06 September 2018, 11:35:24 AM
Roedd eich mam yn hamster ac roedd eich tad yn smelt o haenau hynaf! :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 06 September 2018, 11:44:37 AM
His grandmother does WHAT ?  :o

Cheers - Phil

It's my own non-literal translation of, "His grandmother fornicates with camels!"

With Welsh having no swear words, you have to get creative  ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 06 September 2018, 11:51:49 AM
Roedd eich mam yn hamster ac roedd eich tad yn smelt o haenau hynaf! :D

Diolch yn fawr!

Although if this goes any further I feel a "The people called the Romans they go to the house" moment coming on...


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Techno on 06 September 2018, 01:08:38 PM
Roedd eich mam yn hamster ac roedd eich tad yn smelt o haenau hynaf! :D

THAT.....I reckon I can get without having to look words up.....From the Holy Grail, Mike ?

 
With Welsh having no swear words, you have to get creative  ;)

I think I know one. ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: CraigForOz on 08 September 2018, 02:20:56 PM
Badgers?

Badgers!

Cool. Now all we need is a 10mm Humphrey Bogart and we can game the Sierra Madre :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leman on 09 September 2018, 08:11:37 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: FJAdams on 08 October 2018, 09:10:43 PM
I see a pack of the Samurai Tiger Riders and 12 giraffes in my near future.


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 08 October 2018, 09:53:24 PM
I see a pack of the Samurai Tiger Riders and 12 giraffes in my near future.

I think I'd like to see that!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Terry37 on 09 October 2018, 03:42:15 AM
Leon, any idea when these new animal figures in he various scales might be available? I am anxious as I love putting animals in my armies.

Terry


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 09 October 2018, 11:42:43 AM
Leon, any idea when these new animal figures in he various scales might be available? I am anxious as I love putting animals in my armies.

They're already available, you posted in the release thread the other day: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17824.0.html   :D


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Terry37 on 09 October 2018, 02:37:16 PM
Hi Leon, OK, I thought that was an announcement that they were to soon be released. I'll put my order together and get it to you.  :)

Terry


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 09 October 2018, 02:38:14 PM
Hi Leon, OK, I thought that was an announcement that they were to soon be released. I'll put my order together and get it to you.  :)

No worries!

 8)


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: jeffb on 20 October 2018, 09:51:48 PM
Just come across the new animals, great for my African adventures, are there plans for some generic antelopes or gazzelles?

Cheers

Jeff


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: Leon on 21 October 2018, 02:55:52 AM
Just come across the new animals, great for my African adventures, are there plans for some generic antelopes or gazzelles?

No plans at the moment, as with the first batch we released, it'll depend on the sales as to whether we decide to get more sculpted.  Hopefully they sell well because we've had a whole load of requests for other animals!


Title: Re: Pendraken Zoo gets an expansion!
Post by: jeffb on 21 October 2018, 08:29:34 AM
Cheers Leon, appreciate the reply. The Lioness could be easily used as a Leopard or Cheetah proxy.

Jeff