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What got you started into figure modelling/making

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Adrian Cowdry, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. peedee A Fixture

    How sad,
    at least games workshy
    was an appropriate name.
    Nighty night
  2. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member


    this thread really has got legs and is pure nostalgia, it's great reading everyone's story.

    Nap and his busts - a sad tale that comes great in the end with all those wives - shouldn't he be called Henry! Seriously I am pleased you now have Carole who is perhaps a lot more understanding...I am so lucky my wife indulges me and I know this is sacrilege on this forum but she has bought for me (paid for it at least - awaiting release) - the HK 1/32 Lancaster.

    I digress - we all have sad laments about model shops. After the demise of Model Zone I wrote a proposal for Hobby Craft - the chance was there to create and take the model market by storm - and one of the points I made was to have staff sessions on showing off techniques and how to days. And to make the model shop within Hobby Craft a little more specialised by stocking not just Airfix, Tamiya and Revell. And to also be stocking more resin etc.

    They didn't have the vision I am afraid and stuck with their present form.

    Oh we can dream.

    As for the Aurora kits in an old TV set ....very cool. Fish tank with sand sounds good to and the post apocalyptic scene behind a fish tank is ingenious...sort of underwater answer to Planet of the Apes.

    As for Games Workshy - like that - I have a feeling that they are not doing to well - they may be having to rebrand but I haven't seen a great deal of new releases and I have always thought they were overpriced - £15-20 for a single plastic figure was always steep I thought and the quality is poor compared to some of the figure makers we all know. Just some musings but I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see some problems arising with GW.
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    Adrian - GW is a public company and their financial statements are issued publicly....just google Games Workshop 2014 financial report. The last few years worth make an interesting read if you like that sort of thing. Revenues down a lot from 2013 and profit halved but they say the will still grow and generate cash. Some interesting comments on piracy and preserving their brand. Their CEO makes almost 500,000 pounds a year too :)

  4. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member


    Interesting comments, I am just going by what I see in the GW shops - particularly my local one...very few new items and the shelves are a little spartan.

    And staff turn around. I may be wrong but my gut feeling is not good.
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  5. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    From many comments around it appears that GW see themselves as in the luxury retail sector, their prices bear that out! Also they appear to believe that there is a finite timescale, 2-3 years, for tabletop figure based gaming and they want to milk that period for as much as possible. They also believe in TINA, there is no alternative.

    It will be interesting to see what happens.

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  6. badger Well-Known Member

    we can only but dream ha ha / badger
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  7. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    Exactly we must wait and see but as we all know there are alternatives!
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  8. peedee A Fixture

    You lot are all talk I reckon ...... Phaa !

    Today, and I hope you are all proud of me for this...

    I invested £5 of your English pounds on an AIRFIX 54mm
    ECW cavalryman !
    The bonus was , that with it came a brown paper bag containg historex bits various.

    See you can chat about it,

    I am out there "living the dream"

    Anyone got any tapes of "esther rantzen and the that's life team"
    I'll get my mum's nail file out for the seam lines, and wear my dressing gown fastened too tight so bits don't go down it.
    Now ... That's wht I call a Sunday night in
  9. housecarl Moderator

    Not too late, you're up for school in the morning.:whistle:
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  10. peedee A Fixture

    Sorry mate I only got this this morning

    So you know I did as you suggested .

    I'd been good all day, so I was allowed digestive biscuits
    with cheese hot chocolate for supper.

    I didn't even read a Commando book under the sheets with a torch,
    'Cos if I'm really good I can ask for a bike for christmaswith spoky dokees on the wheels

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  11. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    I presume that bike will be a Raleigh Chopper with three speeds!
  12. peedee A Fixture

    Too, no three right lad,
    and a Tartan dressing gown with twisted cord ties !
  13. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    Oh those Bay City Roller days!!!I preferred Slade and Queen and Status Quo!
  14. peedee A Fixture


    Don't mention the B C R please I'll do almost anything.

    The others are ok I suppose.

    For me it was Led zep, the Doors and Pink floyd even at like 12 years old
    I was into trippy Music man.
    For those who don't jnow, it's your average to good Vietnam soundtrack really
  15. badger Well-Known Member

    what about johny nash-stir it up, or dancing in the streets-martha reeves and the vandelas, or millie-my boy lollipop, this was far far better than lz or pf. / badger
  16. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

    Going off thread really...just a tad...I know we are all getting nostalgic but come on the music didn't get you into making models or figures....however for me it was Matloaf in 1977 with Bat out of Hell....yep I was gone!
  17. Adrian Cowdry Well-Known Member

  18. badger Well-Known Member

    ha ha ha, i am only joking, modelling comes first, perhaps there is something about top class modellers and the music they like that makes them better modellers ? food for thought. / badger
  19. peedee A Fixture

    Badger Fail I'll bet you like Grease as well just like adrian and Swedish marines

    Real guitars played by real men who used to have hair

    MEATLOAF. ????????

    In our house it was all over when the fat bloke sang

    That's it I'm offski

  20. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Quite right, however I do like to play appropriate music while I'm modelling. For example, when modelling anything Elflike it's Debussy, Napoleonics it's 1812 Overture, if I'm doing Arthurian it's Rick Wakeman, and when I just can't be bothered it's Meatloaf.
    Best wishes, Gary.:facepalm:
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