Over on the Crimson Eagles Yahoo Group (I like the altitude aspect but the large hex size makes it out of the question for me) Dean Winson has posted the following (I've checked that its ok to repost this with him) ...
I'm a huge fan of the Crimson Skies universe, always have been, and have wanted
more plane figures for some time. Lets be honest, it's not going to happen
However, I have seen fan-build projects get done for a few other games.
Essentially, one person commissions the wanted figures, based on 'promises to
buy' from other fans. It's not something that you could make money on but the
idea is to cover your costs and get the figs that you want.
Now, I am in no position to commission figures etc normaly, however a friend of
mine who happens to work for a large figure company and also happens to be the
go-to-guy for small scale tanks/planes/troops/titans etc, wants me to do some
work for him. I'm a landscaper, not that it really matters.
Now, as I said, I'm in no position to not take money and my wife would kill me
if she knew I was thinking about it. However, I am unexpectedly in a position
where I could get some figures made and they're figures that I'd really like to
own. I.e. the Rolls-Royce Phantasm and the Focke-Wulf Hellhound, perhaps others
such as the Bristol Bomber could be done later if this works out.
So the question becomes, would you buy those two planes and how much would you
realistically pay? They'd most probably have to be resin casts but I wouldn't
have thought that would bother anyone.
So, is this feasible?
I'll be lining up for at least a pair