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I was looking at a picture of the new Doombull on the GW site and I couldn't get it out of my head that I had seen that miniature before. In case you haven't seen it here's what the Doombull looks like.
I finally came upon where I recognised it from. Privateer Press Trollblood minis!
Now obviously the mini's are not exactly the same, but the stance's are the mirror image of each other, both models have over-sized muscles, and over-sized axes. The shiloutes are exactly the same down to the spike on the top of the model.
(an armour spike in the Doombull's case and a hair spike in the Axer's case)
Am I mad in seeing the similarities? Or is this a case of GW copying (either accidentally or purposefully) a strong model produced by another company?
It does have an uncannily similar stance. Possibly the sculptor was inspired by the other mini.
I must say I think the Doombull is the better looking mini though
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I would have to agree that the Doombull looks better. I don't think GW copied
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Well the Trollblood Axer is 4-5 years old to so not that surprising that the Doombull is of a higher quality. And the Axer is 'just' a warbeast mook and the Doombull a Lord character choice...
But yes, uncanny resemblance indeed.
Reminds me of GW's Ironclad dreadnought and PP's Ironclad warjack. While the models are not similar (except for both being giant robots), it's in the details. Bot are huge robots designed for smashing holes in the enemies thickest defences, both have a main weapon with very similar attributes, if not appearance (PP's Ironclad has a Quake hammer, which cause massive, well, quakes. GW's Ironclad has a seismic hammer) and the paint jobs they are most commonly displayed in is blue. Oh so blue.
And PP's Ironclad is almost 7 years old...
I just thought it was interesting the similarities. I also don't think GW copied PP, but I suppose there is only so many stances availabe if you want to sculpt a large warbeast.
I don't think that the stance was an intentional copy of the PP version, but simply the sculptors subconscious driving him to the similarities outlined in thisthread. As far as the Ironclad goes, that could be a little beyond inspiration if you ask me. Not to mention I just picked up and assembled an Ironclad yesterday.
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I honestly think the OP is way off base with this one.
The only thing remotely similar about the two models is the stance, and even that is debatable. The foot positioning of the Doombull suggests forward motion; the Trollblood is leaning sideways. The Doombull is lowering his head; the Trollblood is thrusting his out. The Doombull's grip is spread out along the axe's haft with the leverage hand all the way to the end; the Trollblood is "choking up" on his grip like he's playing Little League Baseball. Let's not even get started on the postures, where the Doombull looks like he's actually preparing to split wigs; while the Trollblood looks like he's posing for a picture, almost "Myspace Style".
Drawing deep comparisons between the two, even going so far as to claim one might inspire the other, should be filed under Shenanigans.
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Perhaps the models should be put in acrobatic positions barely possible by any normal standards on the stray chance certain stances become common, hmm?
The stances are barely similar, one is leaning and leering, the other is hoisting his blade at the ready.
There are, contrary to popular belief, few positions to give a certain ethos to a model.
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