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Just A Question....

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by diamond cutter, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. diamond cutter Active Member

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    I was wondering if there would be a market for a 200m mounted figure?
    If so, what subject would people like to see?
    I've always fancied having a go at something like that but it would have to be viable!:cautious:
  2. housecarl Moderator

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    I think the main problem would be where do you put it once completed, and the cost.
    With Pegaso's 54s hitting £70-80 mark.:cry:
    I don't know what price you'd have to charge to make it viable.
    To answer your question, British lancer WW1,;)
    Carl.(y)
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  3. diamond cutter Active Member

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    I think that it could be done for a reasonable price, but just not sure if it would sell.
    It would certainly be impressive!
    75mm might be good for a Lancer mate;)
  4. Edward A Fixture

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    A 75mm mounted figure in resin would be great Pete! I vote for British or French napoleonic or British Victorian. A 200mm mounted figure would be huge.
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  5. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Brings back memories of Hinchcliffes mounted Taisho. A real dreadnaught of a figure. Painted one for a friend back then, and it bowed the shelf he put it on!!!

    Having said that, if it was in resin, then a mounted samurai please.

    Regards

    Ron
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  6. housecarl Moderator

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    Even better.
    Carl.(y)
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  7. ellie A Fixture

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    Hi Pete
    A 75mm Mounted peice from the franco prussian war would be good very very few of them on the market maybe an Hussar, just a thought. a 200mm mounted peice I think would have very limited appeal and where would you put it. then again it might work as a bronze and as a limited edition. but the cost would be very high. stick with a 75mm mate.

    ian
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  8. Gaudin A Fixture

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    I always wondered about 200mm scale battle elephant scene..... at this scale it probably will be as big as chihuahua, so may only need the gear and figures, the taxidermist will provide the ride...

    On a serious note, a 200mm horse figure might as well be in bronze and be a top class collectors ornament, marble pedestal the so on
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  9. diamond cutter Active Member

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    If you can confuse an Elephant with a Chihuahua, I wouldn't bother.......o_O
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  10. diamond cutter Active Member

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    I agree but there are quite a few people that like 2oomm to paint. It's a bit like those 120mm vehicles that were around some years ago. Way before Verlinden brought out his first one (a Stuart I think) I had the master for a Pz 2 and was going to release it in my figure range I had then. I sold it to Verlinden in the end and it got released by him
    My point is that everyone was saying 'too big' etc yet it was a worthwhile thing to do from a business standpoint
    I will say that most of the 200mms I sculpt (for myself ) are with the view that they will be made into cold cast bronze eventualy
    It's a bigger market
  11. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Some stuff out of the Martin Windrow book on the French Foreign legion Pete, some cracking illustrations there.

    Ron
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  12. diamond cutter Active Member

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    I haven't seen it Ron
  13. Gaudin A Fixture

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    I'd say stuffed chihuahua is cheeper than a battle elephant model. The self harm and suicide rate in the animals owned by celebrities is at record high these days.... I have seen it in a Southpark episode.
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  14. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    WTF
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  15. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Full of great stuff from 1834 up to 1954 with superb illustrations
    and background history
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  16. diamond cutter Active Member

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    I'll check it out Ron
    Gaudin-you have lost me now ?????
  17. diamond cutter Active Member

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    I think that, if done, whatever the (Horse) mounted subject, it would be best to make it a 'Limited Edition' of say just a mould's worth .......
    That way, if someone really wanted one then the chance to have one would be there.
  18. ellie A Fixture

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    I'm sure what ever you do it will be great ( but think about a 75mm subject ) the Legion book is great some very good stuff in it.

    ian
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  19. diamond cutter Active Member

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    I think that you guys are right-keep it smaller.
    Ok then. 75mm subjects....?
  20. ellie A Fixture

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    Yer good one, I think your sales will be more in that scale as it is becoming more populer, Now the million doller question whats it going to be!, what ever the sublect I want to put my order in now cheers mate

    Ian
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