We will be looking over the huge catalog of Jim's material and deciding which sets to offer for free and which sets should be paid. With such an expansive collection as Onemonk's, there will be undoubtedly a large number of sets still offered for free. Jim's work is good (hence the reason many of us are here) and we tend to value things by how much we have to pay for them. Money is also a helpful reminder to continue to create new and exciting sets. [That being said, anybody who has even partially been in the gaming industry will tell you money is not the reason to start. We are gamers just like yourselves who love the hobby.] Jim has expressed interest in selling us his future designs and we hope to be able to offer them. A market for paid product could be jeopardized by so many free sets. We will be sure to make large announcements about any big changes such as this so that nobody will be suprised. So for now, please enjoy the wonderful artwork and be sure to post some pics .
Nobody is better at beating around the bush than Nik.
You can probably count on a lot of the primary model sets going back to the way they were, but the good news is that it will still be a little while before that occurs and in the meantime there is still plenty of opportunity to get whatever you want for free. With all the forum hoards and free sampler model sets and so forth there will be no shortage of free models, and the ones that do cost won't be expensive.
Sanity Studios has never been about gouging people and we aren't about to start now. We always try to be as inexpensive as possible. Let the good times roll.
Jim had a good system with his creating and selling his miniatures, with some freebies thrown in and the hoards... and while itt was a nice gesture and all he really shouldn't have just given all the sets away like he did (imo anyway). I think it hurt their value/perceived or otherwise. The blister pack look was a great idea and I am really sorry he just decided to *give away the entire line of intellectual property like that. But kudos to you guys for swooping in before someone else could have.
I imagine a nice new repackaging, maybe a freshening of the older lines, a few recolors and alternate poses would be on the docket.
Good luck and I hope you guys keep Jims' work available and add to its value.
No probs, I tend to do mods when I'm feeling burnt out or need a rest from trying to draw/design my own stuff which happens a bit as I'm no artist and it can be very frustrating sometimes when I can't workout why something looks "off" .
"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humour." George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9