Friday, 24 October 2014

Foundry's forthcoming Kev Adams Beastmen...and some orcs

These have not yet been cast! I wanted to put this disclaimer in right at the start so (hopefully) nobody gets confused and calls Foundry to order a bunch because these have not yet been cast!

I called in on Wargames Foundry yesterday and took the opportunity to see the line of chaos beastmen that Kev Adams is starting to sculpt for Bryan. These will probably be released under the Warmonger Miniatures banner once the time is right, but I'm afraid I don't have information as to when this might be. Bryan is still pondering how to approach the release, and he may go the Kickstarter route; he hasn't decided yet. I don't think the name of the figures themselves is set in stone either: although they are clearly "beast men" they may yet end up with a different title.

Kev has sculpted a bunch of heads, and is now starting with some bodies. As you might expect from Kev the quality of the work is stunning, with bags of character and a "proper chaos" feel. Currently the heads are mainly of the "goat man" type (which he has executed brilliantly I'm sure you'll agree) but he assures me he will also be sculpting mutated beastmen, so there's a right mix to come - exciting stuff!


The idea is that these figures will come with separate heads that you can interchange across bodies. The following is an example of a work in progress with a random head attached but not fixed:


Here's what appears to be a female beastman (beastwoman?), but with an orc head attached:



Here are some more heads. There is a mutated one (centre top) and a sinister elephant head on the left. Also check out the head bottom right - very reminiscent of old Citadel Broo and scale-wise (it's a little smaller than the others) I think it would sit very well with the separate headed Broo box set that Citadel produced:


A close-up with that Broo-like head bottom of picture:


Some more close-ups:






Kev has also been working on some shield designs based on some concepts that Bryan came up with:



The different colours are actually different colours of modelling putty that Kev is working with. He's using standard greenstuff for the bulk of his figures but the coloured putty above is Sylmasta A+B Epoxy Putty. I had the pleasure of watching Kev work, sculpting some horns on a beastman's head, which was fascinating.

I'm not certain but I think some of the shields above are intended for the new orcs that Kev is producing for Warmonger Miniatures. Some of these orcs have been shown previously on other blogs but I'm sure you wouldn't mind seeing some more. Again, some of these are separate-head figures, which is why some of them look like their heads are perched on their necks - that's just Bryan and Kev messing around trying different heads on different bodies!







 There's LOADS more orcs than what you can see above. Kev has been working on lots of orc heads:



Excited? I am!

20 comments:

  1. Excellent! I love the Broo look and the variety of the 'beast men' heads. Great idea to have the heads and bodies interchangable. The shields look amazing as well.

    Always good to see more Goblinoids too!

    Thank you for posting, I'll keep an eye out for Wargames Foundry's progress. Also, it's nice to see that Kev Adams sculpting after recent events.

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  2. Those beastmen heads and broo heads are just loevely, exactly what the world needs (ours at least). It's such a nic ething, I can't wait to get a bunch !

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  3. Great work from Kev, very characterful.

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  4. Those beastmen look like they will be a pleasure to paint. Excellent and with some truly remarkable heads (I can't wait to get one of the 'pig' and the one that looks like an angry fly, or something?).
    Thanks for sharing!
    All the best,
    Kasper

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  5. Oh, I really, REALLY want the elephant head! One of my favorite things. But on a mini by Kev> Incredible! All looks top notch - shields are going to be great! Just lets hope that Foundry make sure to get em made so we can buy them......soon!

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  6. Wow, these look great. I have a fondness for elephant headed beasties, for some reason. Fantastic shields too.

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  7. Apologies if this is a dupe but it'd be great to see some dog faced / Khorne types if that's at all on the cards?

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  8. Dogs are likely: actually Kevin might have already made a few: I'll check on Monday.

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  9. Such a great variety of heads! I'm so used to the "everybody is a horse" beastmen of modern-days that these crocodile and elephant heads really stand out. Does Foundry have a US distributor? I not, it needs one!

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  10. We don't have any kind of distribution for these at the moment. We are considering doing a kickstarter to get them started. We also have about twenty kevin dwarfs that have not had a proper release since some of them had short lived availability about ten years ago. I think that Steve has some of them up on Eldritch Epistles somewhere.

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  11. As we have not done a kickstarter before we will probably practice with a couple of smaller projects before we do anything BIG.
    So we have been talking about doing a Street Violence kickstarter for our first try.
    We already have our main Street Violence urban warfare and dark mayhem range up on our slow and disorganised www.wargamesfoundry.com website, but we have perhaps 20 or so lost models that have not been available for a long time (including a few fine but never seen SliperryNotts if we can find them) and we think that we should practice kickstartering with them first and then following up with the Kevin (and Mike Owen) Dwarfs.
    Maybe also a small Kevin sculpted Victorian range that we have kicking about.
    Then we might be competant enough to do a proper job with the Gobogreorcktrollinged Greenskins and the various Beastcreatures.

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    1. Jeepers - I would *love* to see Kevin's Victorian range!
      This is all very exciting! Thanks for the news!

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  12. Great looking collection of bits, I look forward to seeing more.

    Tony

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  13. Any word on whether these will have internal bases or if they'll come on tabs?

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  14. Kevin has made many more Greenskins now: he has done some amazing stuff. We will probably give you the choice of washers, plastic or laser cut thin ply. The castings have very small thin bases cast on that wont be noticable once they are glued down.

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    1. We have not recruited any painters as yet: we have had rather a lot going on. We have more than double the number of greeny boyz & girlz than we had when the photos were taken, and have turned up a number of Kev's Dwarfs from some years ago that didn't see release last time. I found four more today.

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  15. The world's warbands and soldiery needs more varied strains of beast to put down! Anything bestial of a non-bovine/caprine nature deserves a thumbs up. Interchangable noggins for the win. :)

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