It is work of the "Team North America". It's not a single guy.
This guys also made Primarchs miniatures:
Sorry to bump this thread but I had another question.
Can I put the Ronin models up for trade on the warseer trading forum?
The Trading Forum FAQ would seem to say no
"N.B. Any illegal items or materials that break Intellectual Property or copyright laws will be removed immediately and action taken against the user posting them.(I.e. no castings of original models or pirated materials"
I have a Scarab Lord miniature (aka Magnus of the 1k sons) that I'm looking to sell or trade, but it seems that it is very hard to do so.
I am so glad that the members of this forum always thankful for the information provided.
I did have a link to Hooby Imperat's Knight models on eBay, but I can't find it! If anyone could PM a good place to find them, that'd be great.
Mannimarco, I'm looking at you.
indeed the ronin models directly rip off (sorry, copy) the pictures in the horus heresy artbook
you can rename the model all you want but its still pretty obvious what it is, what GW needs to do is come out and actually make the primarch models as display models (similar to the gotrek and friends diorama from a few years ago) not only would it sell tons of it would cut piracy at the same time: who are you going to buy from? GW who have proven themselves to sculpt good models (mostly) or "un-named pirates" whose models, while looking like the art dont have the same level of detail on them at all
and in case anybody is wondering, no grytz and scibor are not the same person although they do know each other (as is my understanding of it)
I am %99 sure that all of the Primarach models in the above link, that are on the engraved wood bases, were made by professional sculptors/40K enthusiasts, and entered into a golden demon. They are MUCH too good of quality to be the ronin models. I will try to find the link to the blog showing the gamers that modelled up those first few primarchs......
I think you are at least partly wrong there.
The Fulgrim is available here and is the same as the one in that link
Dunno if the mini is Ronin but its certainly not a one off sculpt. The Lion here is different though.
I have bought a couple of these. Rather nice.
Actually, he is pretty much correct. They were done for GD Chicago, and were specificaly sculpted for it. The Fulgrim mini's your comparing are actually different, you can clearly see similarities but who copied who I don't know.
TEAM NORTH AMERICA
Link to Fulgrim from TNA
Link to Fulgrim in Ebay shop
I think it's a bit harsh describing these figures in the same way as "pirated movies".
To copy a movie, all you have to do is rip it from the DVD, re-encode, and then it's distributable.
With these figures people have actually had to sculpt them, using time and skill. Yeah, so they're "based" on a picture, but they are still took time and skill to produce.
agreed, this is closer to someone creating their own unofficial Star Wars movie (as people have done) than pirating a copy of the original.
Exactly - there's still a lot of effort that's gone into creating the end product.
No, since they're a direct copy (such as a pirated film), whereas these figures and the above mentioned fan-films require that extra original creative spark to produce.
So, why doesn't GW just deal with the issue in an awesome and utterly final manner:
Get Jes Goodwin to sculpt Primarch miniatures as display pieces and sell them!
There are a lot of folk who would buy them without even thinking of using them on the battlefield.