Mongoose minis for VAS?

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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby msprange » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:52 am

Spectrar Ghost wrote: Do you have an idea what we can reasonably expect to be seperate components on the Mongoose line? Also will there be multiple sculpts within a class?
Yes and yes :)

We wil also have a few things that are not present in other lines...
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby BFalcon » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:09 pm

rcbecker1 wrote:1/2400 is the most common scale so good choice.
Not necessarily the case over here - 1/3000 seems more common, judging by the number of suppliers that don't live in the US... and so need to be imported. Both Davco and Navco, the two leading UK suppliers are 1/3000.

Speaking personally, I don't mind either way - and quite honestly, at least the 2400 scale has a reason for being, but it is going to be annoying to have to give up a collection of 1/3000 scale when I'd just gotten a decent fleet assembled and stripped ready for painting...
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby Iron Domokun » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:31 pm

I noticed that ships that fought against each other seemed to have their renders posted on the ADB boards at the same time, e.g. Hood & Bismarck, or the ships that fought in the Battle of the River Plate. Is that a hint that you intend to release box sets of minis to recreate specific famous battles, featuring all the ships present at the battle? Or is it just that Sandrine happened to do the ships in that order?

[If you're going to release these in game stores in a similar way to the W@S minis were done, then I think box sets of some sort would be good. It's cheaper for gamers to buy in to the game with box sets than blisters. Then again I'm probably preaching to the choir here...]
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby Nerroth » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:53 pm

Speaking of 3d moulds posted on ADB's BBS, here's a look at the Iowa-class BB.
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby msprange » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:10 pm

Iron Domokun wrote:I noticed that ships that fought against each other seemed to have their renders posted on the ADB boards at the same time, e.g. Hood & Bismarck, or the ships that fought in the Battle of the River Plate. Is that a hint that you intend to release box sets of minis to recreate specific famous battles, featuring all the ships present at the battle? Or is it just that Sandrine happened to do the ships in that order?
They will be box sets, but whether we do them by battle or by fleet, no idea yet!
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby Spence » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:06 pm

msprange wrote:They will be box sets, but whether we do them by battle or by fleet, no idea yet!
Outstanding! :mrgreen:
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby McKinstry » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:03 pm

As a naval miniatures gamer since the mid-seventies, I'm always pleased to see additional manufacturers but I do find the choice of scale commercially puzzling. Between GHQ, C in C, Viking Forge, SHQ and Panzerschiffes, the range of ships available in the WW2 arena is substantial. Most existing naval gamers in that scale have fairly complete fleets and while Panzerschiffes is certainly the low end of detail, GHQ, Viking Forge and C in C (if you use their added boats and mast detailing) are very good. Every major capital ship is available and generally in multiple configurations and from multiple manufacturers already. Is there enough potential for attracting new naval gamers who are yet to build fleets?

I would have thought 1/3000, where only three maunufacturers offer product with two, Davco/Skytrex and MY, very limited in their offerings and a third, Navwar, while a very complete range, is offered by a single elderly individual with no guarantee of business continuity. In addition, the CAD quality possible in resin genuinely offers a clear opportunity for a major quality increase above all others in the 1/3000 market whereas given GHQ's existing standards, at best the CAD/resin offering can produce only a slight marginal improvement at the top of the 1/2400 heap.
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby rcbecker1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:29 pm

Obviously this is more for people who dont have a ton of ships unless your the kind of person who will sell old stuff for better quality.
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby McKinstry » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:33 pm

I'm assuming it is still conjecture at this point but as things go foward, a side by side comparison with GHQ is probably the best way to show a quality difference as they are, for the moment, the state of the art in 1/2400.
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Re: Mongoose minis for VAS?

Postby rcbecker1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:44 pm

What I have seen in pics for the detail is very good at the guessed cost.
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