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    Greetings to the forum

    Sorry for the intrusion, just wondered if anyone on this site knew who to contact concerning the rights to produce tabletop wargames figures based on Mr Moorcocks books?

    Russ Jackson - www.kremlinminiatures.co.uk

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    Check out the contact policy:

    http://www.multiverse.org/?q=contact-policy
    Last edited by Rothgo; 04-13-2010, 12:04 PM.
    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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    • #3
      Thank you for your help, Berry. Do you know if his agent has a reputation for replying? The reason I ask is that I have tried other sci-fi author's agents before and have never yet received a single reply. I guess that not being in the big league means I am not worth replying to. But I live in hope!

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      • #4
        I really haven't dealt with his agent, so I cannot say. There's a good chance that Michael will respond to your post in the Q&A, so I wouldn't get too anxious.

        Good Luck!
        The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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        • #6
          Greetings Mike

          Thank you for taking the time to reply, I'm somewhat overwhelmed. My idea is simple, to produce a range of 15mm scale white metal figures based on your Eternal Champion series of books. In this series you often write about the battles between law and chaos. The concept of the figure range would, in conjunction with a set of rules, be to allow people to refight these battles on their tabletop (tabletop wargaming is not new, HG Wells wrote the first set of tabletop wargaming rules called "Little Wars").

          I won't lie to you, Mike you are not dealing with a big company here. Kremlin is a one man band and I play all the instruments if you see what I mean. Also we are a new firm and have been trading for less than a year. I do not have tens of thousands of pounds to invest in the project, but I do have several thousands. If this puts you off then I will understand.

          Regards - Russ Jackson

          P.S. what scale soldiers do you collect (if you do not mind me asking)? Is it the Brittons 54mm stuff by any chance?

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          • #7
            I've a nice first edition of Little Wars. I've always said it's the best way I know of channelling any controlling tendencies.
            I think my agent needs to be in on this because I'm not sure who has rights to the Elric aspect. So if you could write to Howard Morhaim,
            Morhaim Literary, 11 John Street, New York, New York 10038 laying out your proposal, we can take it from there.
            I sold a vast collection of Britain's (including the Naval Gun Team which
            sold at Sotheby's not many years later for a couple of thousand) for
            two pounds in order to put down a payment on my first guitar!
            I've since built it back up, concentrating on Imperial troops because they have the fanciest uniforms, but wouldn't pay the kind of prices being asked these days. I've stuff going back pretty much to the beginning of the hollow cast era, most of it Britain's, but later stuff is by contemporary
            modellers. I've specialised in camel troops and have the model of the
            famous Gatling-mounted camel, which I'm sure was totally impractical and I think comes from a drawing rather than any actuality. Still, I've
            always liked the idea of camel-carried Gatlings. Al Rique of the Camel Squadron -- eat your heart out, Biggles. We're talking real camels here.

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            Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


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            Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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            • #8
              Thanks Mike I'll send him a letter. Although I suspected that Elric would be spoken for, which is fine, because I was always more fond of Corum. My parents retired to Marazion and every time I go visit I look out of the window, see St Michaels Mount and it reminds of those stories.

              As for the camels, I think you are right about the gatling camel, in that it was camel packed and not camel mounted. From the same era I believe that the Egyptians used to camel pack 7pdr artillery pieces. My personal favourite is the Indian armoured war elephant. The Indians, as you probably know, mounted a cannon on the creatures back thereby beating the British to the concept of the tank by a considerable period of years. What a fantastical sight it must have been to see such leviathans hulking their way accross a battlefield.

              Anyway, thanks for replying and, unless you wish to continue our exchange, I shall trouble you no further. Good luck in the future!

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              • #9
                coincidentally...

                This is not really a reply more another query. Call it serendipidipty, which I discovered was an Arab name for Ceylon, Sri Lanka, or synchroncity but I just this now googled for intellectual property rights to get as much info on character design going rates as while gaining some work experience in a local Studio that is engaged in a large CDRom project. It's kismet, hardy, ("that's another fine fate you've gotten me into Stan"). Ignore proceeding drivel.

                They, the guys and gals at the Studio , among other projects ongoing are going to design a Skateboarding Game built in Flash, probably for a Skateboarding website, and the Studio Manager identified my skills lie mainly with Animation character design as when not typing longwinded and rambling posts like this I have been known to pick up a pencil and doodle.

                Two websites I came across are:

                http://www.intellectual-property.gov.uk

                and http://www.dacs.org.uk

                but I haven't found anything out about how much is paid for such work. The going rates. And I'm completely in the dark about the D-schedule which I know regards tax. Does anyone know and can tell me without browsing to the Artists and Writers Yearbook site to find out there's no information there, no site even, just a internet shopping trolley, which means, poor artist I, will have to, if I can't beg, borrow or steal it, peruse in a well-stocked , and they're getting scant thesedays, Library. In fact I believe there is a cabal of Librarians , under the name of CILIP who are slowly preparing to stash away important public information when the doors shut firmly in 2020, and may possibly appear on the Internet for a fee. This has some bearing on my futurists beliefs that from 2010 that there'll be Videophones on streetcorners as there already are broadband internet phones. In 2020 we'll all be able to see properly as TV will be digital, either off or on, and there'll be hovercars and hydrogen powered buses (well maybe that's 2050, the year mooted by the Iceland Hydrogen RnD) and there could be unfortunately an even greater infringement on the Empire of our Minds with what PKD described in Sales Pitch as discussed recently in New Scientist Directional Radio advertising that can be beamed into someones head perhaps causing latent mental conditions. So that may not be used, except with the proper context, a game park, entetainment complex.

                I can't believe I'm listening to a Dutch Rock Radio statio! Arrow675MW. It was funny the other night I fell asleep listening to a French one, really good song can't spell it but you'd recognise the theme once if you'd heard it too. And to end.

                So, what's a guy get nowadays for his work and what does the D-schedule do?


                :roll:
                \'You know my destiny?\' said Elric eagerly. \'Tell me what it is, Niun Who Knew All.\'
                Niun opened his mouth as if to speak but then firmly shut it again. \'No,\' he said. \'I have forgotten.\'

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                • #10
                  My God, Carruthers -- why are all that chap's elephants deaf ?
                  I'm inclined to scepticism even there. I mean, what must it feel like to have a fifty pounder go off from near the top of your head ?
                  I have some nice elephant stuff, too, by modern modellers -- gorgeous Indian troops. For someone who is by nature a pacifist and an anti-imperialist, I must admit I'm a sucker for the pomp and circumstance.
                  I also have a fair collection of model trams -- and a Dick Turpin model
                  to go with them (cf The War Amongst the Angels).
                  I suspect my tendency to bring disparate troops together (in Cornelius for instance) probably comes from my pleasure from toy soldiers.

                  Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
                  The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
                  Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


                  Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
                  The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
                  Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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                  • #11
                    Mike, a platoon of mixed troops will embark to Pto A. shortly to reinforce those already deployed. Still uncertain whether to issue pith helmets and mosquito nets...
                    CB

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                    • #12
                      Re: coincidentally...

                      Originally posted by Darren
                      This is not really a reply more another query. Call it serendipidipty, which I discovered was an Arab name for Ceylon, Sri Lanka, or synchroncity but I just this now googled for intellectual property rights to get as much info on character design going rates as while gaining some work experience in a local Studio that is engaged in a large CDRom project. It's kismet, hardy, ("that's another fine fate you've gotten me into Stan"). Ignore proceeding drivel.

                      They, the guys and gals at the Studio , among other projects ongoing are going to design a Skateboarding Game built in Flash, probably for a Skateboarding website, and the Studio Manager identified my skills lie mainly with Animation character design as when not typing longwinded and rambling posts like this I have been known to pick up a pencil and doodle.

                      Two websites I came across are:

                      http://www.intellectual-property.gov.uk

                      and http://www.dacs.org.uk

                      but I haven't found anything out about how much is paid for such work. The going rates. And I'm completely in the dark about the D-schedule which I know regards tax. Does anyone know and can tell me without browsing to the Artists and Writers Yearbook site to find out there's no information there, no site even, just a internet shopping trolley, which means, poor artist I, will have to, if I can't beg, borrow or steal it, peruse in a well-stocked , and they're getting scant thesedays, Library. In fact I believe there is a cabal of Librarians , under the name of CILIP who are slowly preparing to stash away important public information when the doors shut firmly in 2020, and may possibly appear on the Internet for a fee. This has some bearing on my futurists beliefs that from 2010 that there'll be Videophones on streetcorners as there already are broadband internet phones. In 2020 we'll all be able to see properly as TV will be digital, either off or on, and there'll be hovercars and hydrogen powered buses (well maybe that's 2050, the year mooted by the Iceland Hydrogen RnD) and there could be unfortunately an even greater infringement on the Empire of our Minds with what PKD described in Sales Pitch as discussed recently in New Scientist Directional Radio advertising that can be beamed into someones head perhaps causing latent mental conditions. So that may not be used, except with the proper context, a game park, entetainment complex.

                      I can't believe I'm listening to a Dutch Rock Radio statio! Arrow675MW. It was funny the other night I fell asleep listening to a French one, really good song can't spell it but you'd recognise the theme once if you'd heard it too. And to end.

                      So, what's a guy get nowadays for his work and what does the D-schedule do?


                      :roll:
                      What's a D-schedule, D?

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                      • #13
                        Anyone see the first Hampson Dan Dare serial in the first issues of The Eagle ? It also has a mixed force of cavalry drawn from the US, India,
                        UK and elsewhere landing in gliders on Venus! I loved that first story,
                        which was outlined for them by Arthur Clarke.

                        Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
                        The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
                        Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


                        Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
                        The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
                        Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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