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Posted by Howlin on 14 Dec 2023, 08:56

Highly anticipated sets! thank you for the hard work to get them done and out of postponement. I am sure they will be hot sellers, I need 3 of the Scorpios! (for water warfare). Just need them to get to USA retailer.

I hope and trust all goes well with the others.

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 31 Jan 2024, 11:12

Linear-A reports that they are finally going to release the following sets next week:
042 - Indus Culture 3300 - 1400 BC Set 1 Meluhha - Dholavira, Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro
061 - Imperial Roman Centuriones, Command Set 1
088 - Bacchanalia in Ancient Rome Set 1


In addition, they aim to proceed with the release of the other sets announced last year from March onwards.
Apart from that, all sets will undergo a price increase.

And just by the way, the long-announced Nap. Prussian Landwehr Cavalry has been quietly changed to another set. :eh:
024 - Napoleonic French Engineers "storming the Bridge at Charleroi"

The already extensive announcement list has of course been expanded in the meantime. ;-)

107 - Pyrrhic Elephants Pyrrhic War 280-275 BC, Battle of Asculum 279 BC
023 - Sacramentum militare / decimatio (5 figures)
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Posted by MABO on 02 Feb 2024, 12:44

Erich von Manstein wrote:Linear-A reports that they are finally going to release the following sets next week:
042 - Indus Culture 3300 - 1400 BC Set 1 Meluhha - Dholavira, Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro
061 - Imperial Roman Centuriones, Command Set 1
088 - Bacchanalia in Ancient Rome Set 1


In addition, they aim to proceed with the release of the other sets announced last year from March onwards.
Apart from that, all sets will undergo a price increase.

And just by the way, the long-announced Nap. Prussian Landwehr Cavalry has been quietly changed to another set. :eh:
024 - Napoleonic French Engineers "storming the Bridge at Charleroi"

The already extensive announcement list has of course been expanded in the meantime. ;-)

107 - Pyrrhic Elephants Pyrrhic War 280-275 BC, Battle of Asculum 279 BC
023 - Sacramentum militare / decimatio (5 figures)


Thanks once more for reporting these interesting news on future production.

I do not understand why they kick the Landwehr Cavarly. Even if there is the new Strelets range, with Prussian Cavalry Sets, there are a lot of possiblities to add a worthy and sought after set.

But in general Linear-a is doing a great job as a producer of new and nice sets in our favorite scale. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 13 Feb 2024, 16:01

I want to know what the figures in the Bacchanalia in Ancient Rome Set 1 will look like, since they won't publish the masters. I guess it'll come out on PSR at some point.
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Posted by sansovino on 14 Feb 2024, 18:28

Hi,

I have received today the new set 061 Imperial Roman Command set: wonderful, super detailed miniatures, really a joy to held them in hands.
Does anybody know, if Linear A has changed its production-process? I have the impression that these new miniatures were 3D-printed and not molding with regular plastic. They have still more weight and more diagonal fragile details than regular plastic miniatures. Will these miniatures exceptions or a new way of Linear A?
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Posted by MABO on 14 Feb 2024, 22:51

sansovino wrote:Hi,

I have received today the new set 061 Imperial Roman Command set: wonderful, super detailed miniatures, really a joy to held them in hands.
Does anybody know, if Linear A has changed its production-process? I have the impression that these new miniatures were 3D-printed and not molding with regular plastic. They have still more weight and more diagonal fragile details than regular plastic miniatures. Will these miniatures exceptions or a new way of Linear A?


I think I remember the fact that one of the artists making the masters in Ukraine was killed in the war. So I think this might be the new way of production. But this must not be true... :eh:
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Posted by Michael Robert on 15 Feb 2024, 23:34

Hi Sansovino and Clio,
actually I just obtained the Linear-A Centurions and Bacchanalias, too. First thing I can say that both sets are truly 3D printed, extremely precise, fully 3D with all undercuts etc. So, yes, it is the result of 3D graphic sculpting and printing.
Then the Bacchanalia, well they are truly "hot", remind me of old porno from the 80ies. It's all there, very little Roman (just a bit). For me not really useful because no buttons to paint, just buttocks. None of them are broken. Even the tiny, weeny you know whats are up to scale and unbroken - to my mind impossible to do in traditional figure sculpting.
So I let your imagination go wild :-D :-D :-D
Curious who will paint them up and show them first. Probably not me
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Posted by MABO on 16 Feb 2024, 22:49

Michael Robert wrote:Curious who will paint them up and show them first. Probably not me


But you can post pictures of the masters in a separate topic with a nudity warning... :mrgreen:
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 17 Feb 2024, 14:57

@ Michael haha, so the Bacchanalia is basically just an excuse to sell nude figures. That's fair enough, they're a business and I'm sure some people need those kind of sculpts. If it helps them stay in business, more power to them.

Wait, so the new models, they're 3D printed? So they're resin? Can you even 3D print plastic? How interesting. I wonder if they'd get into the STL business.

They're currently conceptualising the pose for King Pyrrhus, which is a model I've looked forward to, so very fun.
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Posted by MABO on 17 Feb 2024, 17:28

CliosPaintingBench wrote:Wait, so the new models, they're 3D printed? So they're resin? Can you even 3D print plastic? How interesting. I wonder if they'd get into the STL business.

I think they used a 3D Printer to make the master from which they produced a mold for an injection machine.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 17 Feb 2024, 20:56

Hello,
please trust me. All figures are 3D impression. It is impossible to do such fine details and more important the undecutting with standard plastic injection - even with sophisticated moulding techniques I doubt that it is possible. Just imagine a 3-some in full 3D, fully modelled in all detail, like Greek statues; how can you inject that?
Also, I remind you that I work in one of the companies which actually produces the resin for such 3D impression. We have such machines in our labs.
Some interacting figures are actually in separate sections. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to reach the space in between when set-up for painting them.
I still wonder what I can do with them. An antatomy lesson? A sex tutoring lesson with tiny toys? A Roman orgy? Phersu - god bless him - already made figures for this last topic. Well, someday an idea will appear...
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Posted by Brok_Santatusca on 25 Feb 2024, 12:04

so, what's the material of those minis? resin?
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Posted by Michael Robert on 26 Feb 2024, 18:59

Hello Brok, sorry if I was not clear enough. It is resin 3D printing. These are acrylic based resins hardened by a photocuring process (light induced crosslinking reactions :-)).
No other way to get such fine detail. To my mind really good quality
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 26 Mar 2024, 14:10

Linear- A have started releasing pictures of their new set the Roman surprise from Trajan's column. While nice, they already have a command set coming out. I don't think I need that many command figures

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Posted by MABO on 27 Mar 2024, 06:09

The figures are once more magnificent!
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 28 Mar 2024, 16:48

070 - Imperial Roman Standards & Standard Bearers, Command Set 2

Complete set revealed now:

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Posted by Kaiphranos on 10 May 2024, 16:02

I see from PSR that there are possibly some new sets in development...

Linear-A have added many more new set titles to their plans, all for the ancient world. The latest additions are:
108 - Akkadian Empire
109 - Elam
110 - Han Dynasty "Emperor Wu of Han"
111 - Xiongnu
112 - Gangs/Revolt in Rome
113 - Sumer
114 - Manipular Legion
115 - Reliefs of Dur-Scharrukin
116 - Hatra
117 - Roman Dromedarii
118 - Polis of Athens
119 - Etruscans
120 - Gutii
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 16 May 2024, 15:49

They're making sets from periods that people haven't even heard of. One company is single handedly carrying the 1/72 ancients market.
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