We've had something reminiscent of Christmas morning here at the office over the past week and a half, receiving a shipment of test-shots for Ogre Miniatures Set 1. I previewed these sprues in the last update, and by and large they look great! Unfortunately, there have been some small issues here and there with the sculpts, and we're working with the factory to correct them. Due to this, we're looking at another delay of about six weeks. While it's frustrating, we wanted to let you know as soon as possible. We'd rather try to make these corrections and have a small delay, than sending out a product we aren't proud of.
The Main Attraction
I know what you're here for though, you want to see the minis. Ben Williams, SJ Games production artist, is also a renowned miniature painter (seriously, check out some of his work). We gave him some units to take a crack at, and what he returned with is utterly gorgeous. Reminder: These aren't final, and will not come prepainted.
Steve also dug up some of the old metal Ogres to compare and contrast with the new plastic. As you can see, there are small changes, but it's mostly allowing us to get a little more fine detail out of the sculpt.
While we are working on the tweaks to Ogre Miniatures Set 1, Set 2 is going through file design. Sam reviewed the Mark IV this week. These are all very preliminary, and are still a ways off, but it gives you an idea of where we're at.
That's all we have for now. We'll keep you abreast of any significant updates going forward, and can't wait to get these miniatures to you!
- Hunter Shelburne