Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Studio McVey Miniatures!

We have been working on this for quite a while, and are finally ready to launch the Studio McVey miniatures line. The first miniature available is on the website now, just click on the 'Studio Store' link in the left hand menu on the main site, and that will take you to the sales gallery. The first miniature is The Raven Priest, sculpted by one of the very best in the industry - Jacques-Alexandre Gillois and we think it's pretty amazing... The detail and sharpness in the sculpting have to be seen to be believed.

We decided the best way to capture all the amazing detail was to produce in resin, and I have to say the miniatures our production vendor casts are the very best I have even seen - there is practically no difference from the original sculpt. We chose the highest quality resin they had, and each miniature is cast in a short run production mould to ensure the highest quality possible. The Raven Priest is fantastic to paint - I can honestly say that I have never painted a better casting - even metal master castings don't compare... We are only producing Studio McVey miniatures as strict limited editions - and including a signed and numbered certificate with each one.

Sorry, that's enough sales talk! Ali and I are really excited to be launching the Raven Priest, and it will hopefully be the first of many - we plan to be releasing new miniatures on a fairly regular basis from this point on (as long as they prove popular!), and every one will be of the same quality as the first.

The painted version above is Ali's, and I think she did a great job of capturing the character and drama of the sculpt. I have been working on one too (we have been having a little personal competition...), and will be showing it here in the next couple of days, along with some other bits and pieces, like the original concept art.

We hope you like the first miniature!

mike

10 comments:

Mabden said...

Congratulations for this first miniature for the new line.
I hope to see more like that in a near future.

A Thousand Hats said...

Great looking miniature Mike.

Best of luck with building the range.

Carl

Adam said...

That's fantastic! I had no idea you were working towards this. What a pleasant surprise.

Personally, I'm all for resin, even if its a much slower casting process.

David Ray said...

Awesome news Mike and Ali! Beautiful sculpt; I may have to scrounge up my pennies for this one!

jason said...

verrry niiice, outstanding, in fact! anxious to see what else is in the pipeline!

Aaron said...

I've ordered mine! I'm torn between assembling and painting it myself, and saving it as the collectable it will inevitably become :P

Quite excited to see this line coming out from you folks - best of luck with the line, and here's hoping you're able to put together more of these in the future!

Paul Chana said...

Just ordered one! Are you and Ali going to be sculpting any? I look forward to seeing what else you have coming up :)

StudioMcVey said...

I'd love to be sculpting some miniatures for this line... But it's been so long since I did any serious sculpting, my skills are far too rusty. We are going to keep the quality as high as possible - and right now my sculpting doesn't meet that criteria! One day maybe - but not for a while. Ali has drawn one of the concepts for a future miniature though...

David said...

Absolutely beautiful. Best of luck with the new minis line. Is there going to be any sort of theme behind future miniatures? I love the Native American feel of this one.

Is there any chance we'll get to see the concept you mentioned, or other concepts of upcoming figures?

Paul Chana said...

Hi Mike / Ali,

Just wanted to let you know that my model just arrived in the post today (Number 40!) and i have to say, its one of the nicest pieces of resin I've ever seen. The moulding is ultra crisp and detailed, the sculpting is lovely and the whole package oozes quality.
Congratulations on such an awsome first model! Im really looking forward to painting it, and to seeing what else you have coming up :)