Saturday 28 July 2012

Wyrd goes plastic

Wyrd has officially announced a change in the casting process of their miniatures. They're switching to plastic, digitally designed models. EricJ has stated on the Wyrd forums that the plastic they're made of is very hard and even suggested using clippers instead of hobby blades for cutting them from their sprues.
Below you can see some examples of the creative process behind the new models:

And an example of an entirely new crew:

And a comment from Wyrd:

You've been wondering, pondering, even hollering about what we've got coming up and it's about time to let folks know what we've got going on.

Wyrd has traditionally done all of our models the old fashion way, sculpt, mold, metal .. good to go! And it hasn't been bad for us at all. Unfortunately these last few years we've had to deal with rising metal costs as well as a horde of other issues that have for one reason or another caused us a bit of trouble that necessitated our move to plastic.

We found a fix to that and in doing so, we feel that we have seriously upped our game when it comes to quality, product and model options. 

If you like our artwork, then odds are you're going to love the miniatures, as we've moved from traditional sculpting to digital sculpting and from metal to high detail hard plastic (this isn't your bendy stuff!). Below we've got a couple of shots to show you the progress from art to finished plastic product. 

Oh, and the best part ... we're not raising our prices to do so. Better quality, more model options (heads, arms, weapons) at a better price. 

WYR4056 - $40 - Dark Debts Box Set
WYR4057 - $11 - Mr. Graves
WYR4058 - $11 - Mr. Tannen
WYR4059 - $21 - The Depleted (3 pack)
WYR4060 - $16 - Beckoners (2 pack)

WYR5072 - $18 - Lazarus (this guy is more an action figure than a model I tell ya!)

Just a few of the things that'll be making their way to Gencon with us next month. More to show off next week!

For more pics of new models check out the official website here.

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