An new company to bring us new toys with an old-school vibe. The company picked up the Bottom's Up Daemon Cannon project and took it to Kickstarter. The Kickstarter was successfully funded on November 1st 2016 and the miniatures have been remoulded small changes has been made to help casting. Also an alternative demonic head was made.
The Cannon got delivered to backers in February 2017.
And since then have had quite a few successful Kickstarters and new releases - many of them has involved John Pickford.
You'll find their entire range here: www.oldschoolminiatures.co.uk
Also see the Bottoms up pages.
The Legends in the Books of Lore say that Algraff the Terrible was the first Dwarf sorcerer to enslave a daemon and use it as cannon to bombard the enemy on the field. The invocation and enchantments are incredibly dangerous that only the bravest, maddest or most desperate sorcerer would attempt them. If a mistake is made or the sorcerer isn’t strong enough to wrestle the daemon into submission then their very soul will be dragged to the pits of hell. There are rumours some goblin shaman have also mastered the binding of a daemon into a cannon.
The final production piece are slightly different from the Bottom's Up piece. The left hand (foreleg) has been mad a separate piece to reduce the negative space between foreleg and body. Also are 4 pins added to the the body to guide it correktly into the base.
The cannon also had a second head option (that's different from the Bottom's up "head 2" variant).
3 identical bodies, 3 heads and different tools
Chaos Dwarf Baggage Train
Again, a project that sprung from the Bottom's Up group that help funding the original sculpt. Jamie then took it to Kickstarter and project successfully funded November 2018.
Conceptual art work
Work in process and final greens
Bottom's up prototype
Extra - human prisoner, extra baggage and shield
Jamie has rewarded me with rather few samples of the mastered prototypes bits
Eric the Space Dwarf
In 2017 John turned the OSM logo space dwarf - Eric - into a Signature Miniature
Old School Shields
5 different shield shapes for old school war gaming