Monday, 22 July 2013

The Dream of Every Pose being Different

I want the diversity of larger scales in 15mm science fiction!
Following on from the last posting on the blog about how 'Hard' science fiction is all well and good but I preferred space opera and high adventure it brings me on to the subject of miniature poses.  Poses for those who are not of the fold means the way a miniature stands and the equipment it holds; essentially the way it looks to the eye.

Over the decades since the early 1980's when science fiction wargaming really took off the diversity of poses has increased markedly especially in the 28mm scale of miniatures.  It is true to say that 15mm scale was a late comer to this boom in pose variety but I can see it now happening.  Indeed in my own work I have moved away from two to three poses a pack to four or even five when the HOF range is concerned.  But I wanted more, I wanted parity.  The same for 15mm as for the bigger 28mm scale.  In fact I wanted every poses in a code to be unique!

Madness...maybe.  Ambitious certainly.  Impossible...certainly not!

As you can see with the above image taken from TheIonAge.com none of the IAF series of packs do or will have any doubles among them.  This means a truly character driven experience when you are painting and using Ion Age miniatures.  Plus as the sign says you can choose to purchase any miniature from any pack on its own.  I bet it bugs you as much as it does me to just want a couple or one from a code and have go get them all.

Sure all of this has put us to more trouble, more effort, more molding, more work...but you guys are worth it!

In the next blog posting I will be moving on to the benefits of multi-pack purchase and our postage system.

GBS

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