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Title: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Leon on 16 November 2017, 01:10:32 AM
Phil's been quietly working away on this project for some time now, adding a sculpt here and there as he's been working on other things for us.  But the good news is that they're all done now and we've got them here at Pendraken HQ!  One person who will be rather excited by this (and is largely responsible for these becoming a reality) is Fierce Kitty, so we hope he likes them!  We'd like to thank him for all of his time and effort helping us out with this range as well, chatting with Phil about the design side and then with me to put the range lists together.  This lot will be getting master moulded in the next few weeks and should be ready for release early in the New Year.

Command
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/38789901630_83b8995561.jpg)


Jaguar warriors/Tzitzimitl
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/25729413717_601611ac19.jpg)


Eagle warriors
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/39704704865_deaa11f9b0.jpg)


Quachic fanatic veterans
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4774/39704704375_dbd03e0711.jpg)


Tequihuah veterans
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4608/25729413357_b40eaaa4cc.jpg)


Huaxtec warriors/Priests
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4788/25729413517_f8a67a7e45.jpg)


Commoners
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4707/25729413847_d80d2debf2.jpg)


Commoners with bow/slings
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4602/38789901770_7fca8e89f1.jpg)


Commoners with baggage
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4623/38789902190_817407a8ff.jpg)


Chief of Men
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/38789902150_75128e6105.jpg)


Tzilacatzin, Warrior champion
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/39704704665_e4cea486d9.jpg)


Mixed standards
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4617/25729413947_c1bbd9f438.jpg)


8)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: d_Guy on 16 November 2017, 03:50:04 AM
Thank you!

Simply beautiful sculpts, Techno. Bravo!
And Kitty, what can I say...!

And I'm sorry about starting the sentence with "And" (twice) and ending with ellipsis and exclamation point, FK, simply carried away in the moment.

These shall be my last hurrah!
(Although the Mutiny looks pretty good too.)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 November 2017, 06:29:52 AM
Got something to look forward to next year. :):):):):):):):)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Ace of Spades on 16 November 2017, 06:34:44 AM
Wonderful figures! Not my period but beautifully done...

Cheers,
Rob
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: paulr on 16 November 2017, 06:40:52 AM
Seconded =D>
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Steve J on 16 November 2017, 07:03:52 AM
Those are wonderful 8). Not my period at all, but could be used for Fantasy games etc in the future. Heresy I know, but...
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Ace of Spades on 16 November 2017, 07:06:08 AM
Quote from: Steve J on 16 November 2017, 07:03:52 AM
Those are wonderful 8). Not my period at all, but could be used for Fantasy games etc in the future. Heresy I know, but...
Now THAT is exactly what I thought (but didn't dare to write...)! ;)

Cheers,
Rob
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 16 November 2017, 07:41:30 AM
Good work all. 8)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: petercooman on 16 November 2017, 07:53:17 AM
Quote from: Leon on 16 November 2017, 01:10:32 AM

Tequihuah veterans
(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23517864_10155542728275412_4118713521031126279_n.jpg?oh=379b9a725d25aa658066f0f395d2927e&oe=5A90B8AA)



So, how many bottles do you have to empty before you become a tequila veteran? I could be one!





sorry couldn't resist.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Leman on 16 November 2017, 08:23:54 AM
Good figures.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 16 November 2017, 09:04:47 AM
Should stop the cat from mewing piteously   finally !
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Techno on 16 November 2017, 09:48:19 AM
Thanks, all !

Dave's just going to have SO much fun picking some of the teeny weeny bits of detail out of the moulds, when these get squished in the rubber.  X_X

Cheers - Phil.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: fred. on 16 November 2017, 06:02:48 PM
Some very fancy figures!!!

Could  be tempted with some of these. Even if they end up fighting Lizardmen!

One little comment - the slinger figure looks a little static. Not really like he's putting his back into the throw.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Techno on 16 November 2017, 07:23:14 PM
Think you're right Forbes.

Perhaps should have used the 'chucking a grenade/spear' dolly. :-\
If memory serves me correctly, (HAH !) the line drawing of the slinger wasn't particularly animated, and I was simply in 'copying mode'.

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Ithoriel on 16 November 2017, 08:07:26 PM
Worryingly good sculpts! I really, really don't need another period at the moment!
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Matt J on 16 November 2017, 10:47:16 PM
Superb stuff, I'll look forward to painting up some of these  8)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Techno on 17 November 2017, 10:13:36 AM
After your absolutely superb job on the Gauls....I can't wait to see what you'll do with these, Matt !  =P~ =P~

Cheers - Phil.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Techno on 17 November 2017, 10:17:41 AM
Why can't I find a piccy of the painted Gauls in 'the shop' ?  :-\

Me, not looking in the right place ? (Probably.... X_X)

Cheers - Phil
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 17 November 2017, 10:43:22 AM
Quote from: Techno on 17 November 2017, 10:17:41 AM
Why can't I find a piccy of the painted Gauls in 'the shop' ?  :-


Need new glasses ?
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Techno on 17 November 2017, 10:54:57 AM
More likely, new eyes,  Ian.  :P ;)

Cheers - Phil  ;D
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: GrumpyOldMan on 17 November 2017, 11:00:10 AM
Quote from: Techno on 17 November 2017, 10:17:41 AM
Why can't I find a piccy of the painted Gauls in 'the shop' ?  :-

Me, not looking in the right place ? (Probably.... X_X)

Cheers - Phil

They're lurking in Early Imperial waiting to spring upon the unwary😀😀
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: quasar42 on 17 November 2017, 01:16:04 PM
These are amazing. Looking forward to their release.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Techno on 17 November 2017, 01:21:14 PM
Quote from: GrumpyOldMan on 17 November 2017, 11:00:10 AM
They're lurking in Early Imperial waiting to spring upon the unwary😀😀

Thanks, Vic.

Thought it was probably (almost certainly) yours truly getting it wrong, again.  :'( :'( :'(

Cheers - Phil
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Dunnadd on 26 November 2017, 04:42:44 PM
These look great - if only someone would make werewolves that good
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Tarty on 29 November 2017, 11:42:50 PM
oh oh oh .... these look fun. Very nice indeed
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 November 2017, 06:18:23 AM
They're going to look even better painted. :)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Blaker on 30 December 2017, 04:24:57 AM
Good to see Aztecs. Cant wait till they are ready for sale! Great looking figs   :)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Leon on 30 December 2017, 04:22:55 PM
Dave's moulding these while we're closed so they should be ready for release in the next couple of weeks.

8)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Glorfindel on 30 December 2017, 04:45:19 PM
These really are nice - some (more) lovely figures to tempt the wallet.

Just one quick question - do they have any enemies already on the
Pendraken shelf ?   

On the fantasy front, I have Warmaster Lizards, so could use a proxy list
for the Aztecs.   

From a quick squint at Wikipedia, it appears that their historical enemies
would be rival city states (who, I assume, would use similar weapons) or
the Spanish.

This is the first time I've even looked at a potential Aztec army so would
be interested to hear from those with more know how.



Phil
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Leon on 30 December 2017, 05:03:44 PM
Quote from: Glorfindel on 30 December 2017, 04:45:19 PM
Just one quick question - do they have any enemies already on the Pendraken shelf ?   

On the fantasy front, I have Warmaster Lizards, so could use a proxy list for the Aztecs.   

From a quick squint at Wikipedia, it appears that their historical enemies would be rival city states (who, I assume, would use similar weapons) or the Spanish.

This is the first time I've even looked at a potential Aztec army so would be interested to hear from those with more know how.

From my own limited knowledge, they can fight themselves in localised tribal conflicts as you say so that's one option.  They can also fight sections of our Elizabethan range but we'd need to add some specific Conquistador sculpts to complete that range.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: paulr on 30 December 2017, 07:52:13 PM
Quote from: Leon on 30 December 2017, 04:22:55 PM
Dave's moulding these while we're closed so they should be ready for release in the next couple of weeks.

8)

Has anyone explained to Dave what being closed means ;)
Not you Leon, you don't appear to understand either ;D
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Leon on 30 December 2017, 07:54:42 PM
Quote from: paulr on 30 December 2017, 07:52:13 PM
Has anyone explained to Dave what being closed means ;)
Not you Leon, you don't appear to understand either ;D

Unfortunately with Dave working the day job still, he has to go in over the breaks to keep on top of his workload.  We're working on fixing that though, we had a new caster start before Xmas and there's another starting on Jan 9th.

I struggle to take time off, I get bored sitting around and usually do some work to avoid having a massive pile to do when we go back.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Raider4 on 30 December 2017, 08:20:06 PM
Quote from: Leon on 30 December 2017, 05:03:44 PM
They can also fight sections of our Elizabethan range but we'd need to add some specific Conquistador sculpts to complete that range.

Ooooh,yes please. Can we take this as a promise . . . ?

Cheers, M.
--
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: paulr on 30 December 2017, 08:41:15 PM
Quote from: Leon on 30 December 2017, 07:54:42 PM
Unfortunately with Dave working the day job still, he has to go in over the breaks to keep on top of his workload.  We're working on fixing that though, we had a new caster start before Xmas and there's another starting on Jan 9th.

I struggle to take time off, I get bored sitting around and usually do some work to avoid having a massive pile to do when we go back.

Great to hear you are able to add more casters and so hopefully will spread the workload :)
I'm surprised M'Lady hasn't got a long list of things for you to do ;)

All your and the team's efforts are much appreciated
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Leon on 31 December 2017, 02:23:58 AM
Quote from: paulr on 30 December 2017, 08:41:15 PM
I'm surprised M'Lady hasn't got a long list of things for you to do ;)

I did get drafted into wrapping some presents but luckily it was only a few.  I'm wanting to do a 19th C. diorama this winter but I've not found time to get it started yet, maybe next week before we go back to work properly.

Quote from: paulr on 30 December 2017, 08:41:15 PM
All your and the team's efforts are much appreciated

8)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Glorfindel on 31 December 2017, 12:18:46 PM
This page might be useful for budding Aztec generals :

http://balagan.info/painting-guide-for-an-aztec-army (http://balagan.info/painting-guide-for-an-aztec-army)
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: d_Guy on 31 December 2017, 03:16:55 PM
Nice find Glorfindel, thanks!
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Steve J on 31 December 2017, 04:41:07 PM
That is one very useful link. Thanks for sharing. Some of the descriptions could easily be used with fantasy armies, so may come back to this in the future.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 January 2018, 07:08:13 AM
Time to post this one again, now that we're all getting out our obsidian paintbrushes:

http://www.chronofus.net/wargames/aztecs/Mendoza.pdf
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Steve J on 01 January 2018, 08:24:50 AM
When I clicked on the link I got a nasty big read screen with loads of safety warnings about the site!
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 January 2018, 09:37:50 AM
I get that too - just tested. I can only say I have visited it a lot in the past.  :o

Just google the Mendoza Codex. It's not classified information.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 01 January 2018, 09:51:04 AM
I suspect it had a security certificate which has expired, seen that before on safe sites. Also it directs to a PDF, not a web site, so you are safe, code cant be transferred from it.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: d_Guy on 01 January 2018, 04:25:15 PM
Another resource I saw and forgot and glad to get back. Thanks, Kitty.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 January 2018, 04:36:52 PM
Purrrrr.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 February 2018, 05:42:15 AM
I can email a saved copy to anyone who needs it, btw.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 01 February 2018, 08:36:40 AM
It might well exceed the buffer size though !
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 February 2018, 09:50:24 AM
Nah, I emailed it to myself a few years ago.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 01 February 2018, 12:41:18 PM
Did say "might"

IanS
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: d_Guy on 01 February 2018, 05:02:39 PM
Kitty,
The PDF is a reconstruction of the original Tribute Cities folios. Some other parts may exist. Does your copy have more than the Tribute Cities?
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 February 2018, 11:06:45 PM
Just the tribute info.
Title: Re: First look at the Aztec sculpts!
Post by: d_Guy on 02 February 2018, 06:05:27 PM
Thanks