Blight Wheel Miniatures has received a letter from Games Workshop regarding its miniatures infringing on GW's intellectual property rights. Now once you look at this you can definitely tell where the violation is, and while receiving a scary letter like this, its not the end of the world for Blight Wheel Miniatures.


Now for the most part we are all aware of the battle between Chapterhouse and GW, and I do not think this will end up going to court by any means. (no reason for it to). However, that all depends on Blight Wheel and their response to this. We wish them the best of luck.

So here are pics of the letters of what they received and a link to their site. I am sure they are posting these simply to garner support for themselves, but I honestly think it will do the exact opposite (opinion). My suggestion is to simply follow the actions  in the the stop and desist letter sent, and move on. (I also would not of went public, but I guess its their right to cry foul).

via Blight Wheel Miniatures
http://blightwheelminiatures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/something-bad.html


Something bad .....
Ok we found this in our spam box .. too late....
so we don't understand all the words they use, but we comprise they don't want we distribute our mini, we must found lawyers who can help us to understand all the content (for traduce in French legal term)






102 Comments:

  1. Can you copyright a creature concept to a miniature that's not even built? Especially an alien, I mean lets compare tyranid heads to Aliens the movie...

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    1. If the film and publishing industry wanted to, they could crush GW beneath a never ending pile of litigation for all the IP they have stolen over the years. You bring up a perfect example of the Xenomorph Alien from film.

      Luckily for us gamers they don't. Unluckily for indy model makers, GW doesn't suffer from the same point of view.

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    3. its not only that mini, just have a look at the other stuff...

      http://images.jumpseller.com/store/blightwheelminiatures/24798/torses_01.jpg

      i have painted 300 cadian troopers for my IG army and can tell you that those are based on the original cadian torsos - some details are different but those folds for example are identical. the belt is identical, only that the "knob" is cut off and the armor has been slightly altered(aquila). the straps are identical in length and the flak vest has been filled up and/or stuff has been cut off,added or filed.

      GW has every right to sue them and i, for one support them in !this! case.

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    4. Yeah
      But its about a Lizard
      Not IG :/

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    5. Read the letter.

      3. Deliver up all moulds,and any products which infringe which Games Workshop Limiteds intelectual property rights to us.

      Keywords are !all! moulds and !any! products.

      this case wont only be about the loxatl.
      GW can get them for the torsos, the autocannon etc etc.

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    6. The GW Tyrannids are alternations of Alien's if anything. So they aren't really copying a design. Whilst Blight Wheel Miniatures, as you can see from the artwork and model provided, are exactly the same. That is breaching copyright. I can see where the problem is personally.

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    7. Does anyone realise that one of the founders of Blight Wheel Mini's is now working for GW as a designer,I believe its Morback.

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  2. Shame. Looks like a cool mini to paint

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  3. Well it is a more legit complaint from GW for once.

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    1. It might be but it's hardly making them millions and GW are bloody thieves themselves.

      I know. Let's tell Penguin (owners of Paradise Lost) about the Horus Heresy.

      Or Heinlein's estate about fugging power armour. Or Morcock about the eight pointed star of chaos. Or George Lucas about Sentinels. Fugging terminator Necrons.

      The list goes on. It's just a bully crushing a little guy. Ask this one model not be sold or, even better, licence the damned thing.

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    2. Right, what I mean is that if they didn't bully small firms all the time people would be more receptive to this.

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    3. @pegboard - while I understand the point you are making, I must interject that "Paradise Lost" is a work in the public domain... if Penguin could sue GW over that, God could sue Penguin over the Eden story :D

      I do, however, see the point you're making. GW is frequently "do as I say, not as I do".

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    4. So basically GW is the Imperial Inquisition then...makes sense.

      Also i hate how people always compare Tyranids to Alien as there are hardly any similarities!

      Aliens are Black, 4 limbed, banana headed creatures with segmented spine like tails

      Tyranids are various coloured, 6 limbed, melon headed creatures with eyes, vent holes on the sides of the head and lots of carapace plating. the only similarity is the Queen Alien Headcrest.

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    5. Did someone say Melon Head? Sorry couldn't resit....carry on.

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  4. having just had a look at their online store...I think GW has a right to issue the Stop order. Maybe not for the Mutant Komodo...although it is almost an exact replica of a Loxatl, but more for some of the other models they produce.

    For example, their "Light Cannon on a Tripod" which looks suspiciously like an IG Autocannon

    http://www.blightwheelminiatures.com/light-cannon-on-tripod

    and their "Grants Spectres" which are suspiciously close to Gaunts Ghosts in both name and design.

    http://www.blightwheelminiatures.com/grants-spectre-13-products

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    2. "THE SHOP IS CLOSE DURING OUR MOVE TO SALUTE IN LONDON !

      SEE YOU ON MONDAY FOR RE-OPENING !"

      Could explain the "out of stock/unavailable" issue.

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  5. When blightwheel released this image (its a freebee for a con or the like as I recall) I think BoLS put up a post calling it 'not a Loxatl?' as the resemblance, right down to the chest gun was so obvious as to be laughable.

    Seriously, what did they expect GW to do?

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    1. Idk, I'm still waiting for 20th Century Fox to send them a similar message about the Tyranid model line.

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    2. Not really, while *some* 'Nids may be...er...inspired...by a Xenomorph queen, it's not like most six-limbed 'Nids really bear a resemblance to the humanoid bog-standard Xenomorphs.

      Early RT-era Genestealers, yeah maybe, but those are long-gone.

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    3. Tyranids were inspired by the movie Aliens, but none of the aliens from that movie actually came into GW's line of models. Here, the creature is almost the exact same as he is is the art.

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    4. Perhaps you have never seen the 3rd ed Hive Tyrant, or perhaps Tyranid Warriors, the smaller yet identical version of the 3rd ed tyrant.

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    5. Starship troopers...Brain bug
      GW---Synapsis or whatever
      Starship troopers...thousands of 6 legged razor sharp claw bugs
      GW----Thousands of razor sharp claw bugs w/ 6 legs.
      Starship troopers...drop pods
      GW...Drop pods
      Starship troopers..Earth has 1 government
      GW---Earth has 1 government
      I could go on.

      No GW is completely original and steals nothing. Before anyone comments remember the Book Starship troopers was first, not the movie.

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    6. Tau
      Gundam

      Point made. GW steals as much as everyone else.

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    7. Some of those examples you want to be careful.

      Synapse has his origins in the behavior of actual bugs, though psychic communication is the made up part.

      Six legged clawed bugs? Anyone can come up with that as the perfect predatory villain.

      Earth having one gov't? Anyone can come up with that too.

      Drop pods? Sure anyone can also come up with that. Does this Halo ripped off both of them?

      These aren't super unique mind boggling ideas. They are rooted of very logical human experiences.

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    8. Some of the Blight Wheel models are so similar to Games Workshop it's laughable. It's like they have been daring GW to do something about it.

      Compare:
      http://www.blightwheelminiatures.com/goliath-mk3

      With this:
      http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Guard/Imperial_Guard_Tanks/CYCLOPS-DEMOLITION-VEHICLE.html

      Blight Wheel claims their inspiration comes from the Goliath Tracked Mine from WW2. No doubt Games Workshop also took their inspiration from the same thing.

      However, the original never had the two exhaust stacks coming out of the rear, nor did it have a red lens on the top to see where it is going.

      Blight Wheel have even gone so far as to paint it blue and put a white number "2" on the side; almost exactly as GW presents their own.

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    9. you may want to take a look at WW1 "male" and "female" tanks.

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  6. If the artwork is in a Games Workshop book, or Artbook, then is inmediatly copyrighted as a whole work, so even if they don´t make their own miniature for a Loxatl, in this case they´re right: the Blight Wheel Komodo Warrior is a blatant rip off of that drawing.

    Forget Chapterhouse, this is totally different.

    Just imagine: you work at Ford... you design one car like Ford Mondeo. Then you make that design public even if Ford does not finish that car...

    Then imagine someone at Chrysler or Honda sees your description and make THAT car, exactly the one you made... what would you think?

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    1. Chevy avalanche meet the honda Ridgeline.

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    2. They worked on that design together as they did others as well....not the same

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    3. how much do the chassis of cars differ nowadays anyway?

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  7. Yeah because games workshop holds the copyright to lizards.

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    1. Did you even read the post or just jump straight to the comments

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    2. Yes, in fact, I did read Games Workshop's letter. I read that Games Workshop claims to have a copyright over lizards. I claim this for the following three clauses found in the letter: "in almost identical pose and same proportion," "same skin protrusions on his skin, clawed elbows and heels and same spikes on tail," and "distinctive circular head implant just behind his eye."

      The pose they claim ownership of is the pose and proportions of a lizard. Had that pose and proportion been exaggerated to the point of being unique then their claim would be valid. Neither are unique and thus their claim is invalid.

      The qualities listed in the second quote again are simply qualities of lizards and many amphibians. A drawing of a lizard does not a copyright of all lizards make.

      Finally in the last quote Games Workshop claims ownership of, literally, the amphibian ear. Of this I do not joke: http://zeitzer.com/biologysite/images/anatomy_frog2.gif.

      TL;DR yes I can read. much of what they claim to own in their letter are anatomical aspects of amphibians.

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    3. How many lizards have you seen with implants, exactly? I would suggest; nearly one? Your argument is full of bias.

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    4. What they're saying isn't that they have used similar details to GW. They're saying (and rightfully so), that jut about all of these details are in the same places and done in the same ways as the artwork. If you were to design a 'mutated Komodo', I find it doubtful you would 'just happen' to use identically executed details as another copyrighted design. The real clincher is the gun in the chest and ammo belt. If they had done these differently, they probably would have gotten away with it (as you said, you can't copyright a lizard). As it stands, these details bring it into plain view exactly how much has been used directly on their design.

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    5. Just becaus One puts binoics on a Animal, it doesnt make it original Art.

      If so all GW Human figs with Bionic eyes are ripped Off!

      Same for all Human figs with ammo Belt and Gun implants.

      Has all been in fiction Since the Start.

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    6. I think all that needs to be said is....

      Warlord agrees with you / case closed.

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    7. Yeah...wow. Never thought i'd see the day.

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  8. It's ok for GW to stop them.

    They should take a lawyer to get out somewhere in the middle.... stop producing it but not paying back everything.

    If they get it right, this was the warning. The next letter about the other models will not be as friendly as this one. I mean, they are not obliged to send a letter like this before starting the lawyer mode. So, to set this right, this was friendly.

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  9. SO GW is now CRing and kind of 4 legged lizard?

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    1. Look, I do feel bad for Blight Wheel Miniatures, but in all fairness, GW really hit the nail on the head with this:

      "There are an infinite number of ways in which an armed mutant komodo dragon could have been depicted and yet your figure copies all of the key characteristics of our Loxatl artwork."

      They are even handwaving the fact that they're not actually trying to copyright any type of 4-legged lizard.

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    2. @$KrautScientist:
      Agreed. I think GW is well within their rights here. But you know, GW is doing something, doesn't matter what... But when GW is doing something the modus operati of the fan base is to declare it as wrong

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  10. Normally I'm all for the little guy, but this one's pretty tough. I mean, looking at the "Grants Spectre" models, they have lasguns, just missing the Aquila.

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    1. A lot of their stuff looks copied directly from GW and slightly altered..

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  11. Did you all happen to read Blight Miniatures' own "intellectual property" legal terms? I was mildly sympathetic before seeing that. They sound even more deluded than GW's legal team.

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  12. This is a much more clear cut issue in terms of design similarities. I am just surprised GW went for the model they did and not the host of other things that are basically similar to GW models. For the record though the stuff they have for Ghosts and Blood Pact look pretty awesome.

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  13. GW *were* sued of the Tyranids Vs Aliens thing...

    GW won. They have serious design differences, especially in the way the legs and other limbs are jointed.

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    1. Is there a reference for that somewhere? That'd be the perfect thing to have handy to show the GW critics when they complain about GW protecting their copyright as they *always* bring up aliens/tyranids similarities...

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    2. I can't find one online anymore, the case is OLD, OLD, OLD - early 90s old. Way before the internet.

      The "conclusion" was that Gamesworkshops Genestealer legs were different enough in design (they have an extra joint) to be legally distinct in design.

      GWs issue seems to be they can't see the difference between something that is derived or inspired by their own designs.

      Tho I will admit in a fair few cases, as in this one - GW are in their right to exercise muscle.

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    3. Be that as it may, one of GW's biggest arguments in the Chapterhouse case is that customers may get confused when looking at CHs products and take them for legitimate GW product. In essence, if it looks like their IP, it is.
      When you look at 'Nids, especially Warriors and more specifically, the 3rd ed Tyrant, you see Giger Aliens. Same with Necrons. You show me someone who has seen Terminator and did not think 'Crons were little Terminators.

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    4. What about

      Stargate (crons)
      Terminator (crons)
      Starwars (IG & SM)
      Starshiptroopers (IG & SM)
      Evangelion the Anime (Tau)
      Judge dread (SM)
      Mad max (ork)

      All the 3rd reich & darkage religion stuff their IP is based on.

      Did they get sued?
      Did they Ever Not steal with Minor changes?


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    5. I never made any point about Gamesworkshops ideas being totally original myself. Please read my posts.

      Like I said previously - Gamesworkshop have a valid point in this case, although they have in the past made the same mistake nearly everyone commenting is making about "legally distinct" derived products. You didn't catch Takara suing Bandai\Tonka in the 80s over Gobots\Machine Robo and following peoples logic on here, would have had every right to do so - the simple fact is was Transformers\Diaclone and Gobots\Machine Robo, although similar enough to be confused, were different enough to be considered two different IPs.

      Warlord22 - its more a case of

      Tau - Robotech\Macross & Battletech\Mechwarrior

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    6. There are many symbols taken from Catholic Church on GW miniatures too, and the fleur-delys, and the iron cross from sisters of battle and Black Templars are also copies... even the name Templar is a copy!

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    7. Okay people. There is a HUGE difference between being inspired by, and shamelessly copying something.

      The list Warlord22 present is inspirations. But what this company did was very very knowingly copy GWs art. Which is what this company does based on the other products on their site.

      War/Star Craft is also inspired by Warhammer. (heck WarCraft1 was supposed to be a warhammer game originally) But they are so different from each other in looks that there isn't enough to go on to call it copying.

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    8. So essentially what you are Saying is "he can steal the Lizard Design as Long as he makes a Minor change"
      for example by painting it diffrent and cuting the Antenna Things or makeing it slightly bigger than the GW Lizard? Oh he did!!!

      i really dont See how Stealing on a Big lvl is more exaptable than on a small.
      GW Never made this a Mini. They didnt Design anything by sticking binoics on a Lizard.

      GW a least had a uniqe Design in the chapterhouse Case. This is just a greating Animal with Robot bitz!!!

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  14. Just thinking film wise in starship troopers the armour they wear particularly the helmet is very reminiscent of cadian armour or is that just me?

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    1. yep and cadians came first. The aliens in that have more than a passing resemblence to tyranids too.

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    2. I remember when Starship Troopers came out... All I thought was Guard and Nids... Hell, even the Commissars were there..

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    3. There was a lot of talk at the time that the producers of Starship troopers got permission to base the Armour on Cadians.

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    4. Lord knows nothing in that movie was based on the book

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    5. well, Cadian armor is in fact very similar to todays combat armor.

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  15. Meh, it's big lizard thing. You can't copyright a big lizard thing, not even a big lizard thing with a gun coming out of the chest.

    You specifically can't copy right ideas, either, at least not in the US, only specific expressions. Making a model that is based on a specific drawing, is actually perfectly legal. Only copying the picture isn't. (and I mean COPYING, you could actually re-draw the pic just fine).

    Not that this doesn't mean courts don't ffff this up, and throwing enough money at a lawsuit does usually get you what you want.

    Also, as I am sure many people have and will point out, GW does this all the time. Necrons are straight out a freaking terminator, fer christ sakes. But you know, "robotic metal skeleton" isn't exactly a special snow-flake of a concept.

    Blight wheel has every right to sell that minature. But they'll probably let GW bully them, anyway.

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    1. OK, Prom, lets assume the world works the way you want it to. There is then nothing creative ever created for sale. Why on earth would you spend your time and effort designing if someone can just crank out a low cost alternative using all your R&D work for free.

      Bottom line, you do not understand the subject you are discussing. This is one of the few occasions where I have no problem at all with the approach, tone or demand that GW have put in progress.

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    2. Thing is, a necron has never been an exact copy of a terminator either aesthetically or background-wise. But if we accept your logic Prometheus, maybe the owners of the old black-and-white film Metropolis should sue the owners of the Terminator franchise for having robots disguised as humans? I think that's actually a much closer match than necrons being terminators. Or why not all robots with any disguise? Clearly Transformers is also a complete rip-off and should be sued too :P

      The letter from GW clearly points out that there are more similarities than just "a big lizard thing with a gun coming out of the chest". For example, the protrusions coming from under the lower jaw. With all the general similarities, it's the addition of small detail similarities that only prove it's a copy. I'm sure we'd find if someone else had done a product similar to any of Blight Wheel Miniatures ideas, they'd also try to make them desist. That's business

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    3. I agree with GWs approach on this one, but I wouldn't bring up Necrons as supporting evidence. Fuck Christ, it used to be called 'We'll Be Back". That goes past 'inspiration' and dips directly into ripping off.
      GW has been actively bringing the wood to companies that may be stealing their ideas and doing a bit of housecleaning on their end as well.

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    4. Pirate viking,I never really said anything like that, and I understand Intellectual Property quite well. The law says you copyright the expression, not the idea.

      Jon wilko, no, Metropolis couldn't sue terminator, either, that's my whole point, the idea, by itself, is not patentable. "Robots disguised as humans" is an idea, and it's not something that you can put your stamp on and own. And anyway, I completely disagree, aesthetically I certainly do think Necrons, particularly the older ones, are a pretty exact copy of terminators.

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    5. Well as an owner of both older and newer necrons, I'll have to disagree with you about being exact copies of terminators. But hey, we're all allowed an opinion! :)

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    6. "There are many ways to design an Armed Komodo" but considering this one looks so much like something GW has created art for it can be considered infringement.

      Necrons are quite different from Terminators, even though we both know where they got the idea from.

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  16. I think this is all pretty clear cut, the message is reasonable and fairly points out the key similarities.

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  17. Thank you GW for inadvertently letting me know about this cool mini company making ad mech stuff.

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    1. I was thinking that too, finally a company making Loxatl ;)

      although in this instance I have to say I completely understand and sympathise with where GW is coming from...

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  18. Not so long ago, GW hired a sculptor who used to work for Blightwheel.
    Must be tough being a independant miniature manufacturer...

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  19. Maybe I'm missing something but gw doesn't have a model, rules, or a description on this lizard. It has one small picture with no reference to it of any kind in the rule book that may resemble the same thing. This just seems a bit vague. Btw the mutant lizard was in a RPG called mutants down under and was from 20 + years ago.

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    1. Yes
      But its considerd to be like the Blue-Print

      The Question is, if a Lizard with a Gun is uniqe enough to be considerd Copyright worthy?

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  20. Taken from Blight Wheels:
    What the heck? Almost anything I do with your kit is IP infringement… It is very simple. The golden rule is if you use our kit modified or not, to make a mold to duplicate a kit in part or in whole, for personal use or financial gain, you have broken the law and infringed on our IP. If you make a digital medium, model or art and you distribute the image or file free or for gain, you are diluting our IP and if we do not challenge the infringement of our IP there is a possibility of losing our rights to our own creation. Selling BWM kits on E-bay or other sites We have no problems with you listing you assembled or unassembled kits for sale or trade, we only ask that you do not use our icons, or artwork. You must take the pictures of your kit yourself. We also understand that these sites are often the preferred outlets for counterfeiters/re-casters and we may purchase suspicious looking kits to verify their authenticity, if found to be fraudulent we will seek legal action to obtain the source manufacturer and seek civil and criminal charges.

    Pot? Kettle? Black?

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  21. LuLz, GW picking on small business yet again.

    This won't hold up in court.

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    1. Except this time they are completely in the right and this company is poorly ripping off GW IP.

      Just look at the Gaunt's, I mean Grant's. Specters.

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    2. I think that the Mutant rider is a little too Orky for my liking.

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    3. Mutant rider is not a copy though, due to the welder mask. It can basically be anything with some paint.

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  22. You know what...fuck GW on this. I'm sick of them not giving even the slightest attention to certain races of theirs (Hrud, Loxatl here, Adeptus Mechanicus, etc.) and then being suddenly "HEY! That's ours!" as soon as somebody else makes a miniature so people can represent their favorite off-beat army. Did GW invent them? Sure. Does GW get to bully people around because of it? Hell no.

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    1. Well they invented those races, they made artwork for those races. And they might want to pake models for those races.
      Problem is if other companies get to pick and choose from "unreleased" GW models and make money from that and GW decide they we want to make a Mechanicus model.... oh way there is one on the market already... we can't make ours now.

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    2. though luck. first come first serve. plus, if the unreleased armies had any financial gain potential for gw, they would have released them.

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  23. Nope
    Ripp Off

    Hurd = Monster from the swamp or jawas from starwars (depending on what GW Artwork you Look at)

    Loxat = Lizardmen like the Race in starwars or any Dinos wirh Gun incarnation from Various Fiction sources (nö New Concept)

    Mechanicus = robots with a Robe


    There is a reason why These races are Held back. ;)

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  24. Personally I am surprised that they picked this to call Blight Wheel out on, almost all of the designs that are on their site are AdMech rip offs. The cog wheel design and all, it looks to me like all they did was shave off the skulls and eagles.

    Nice stuff yes, original no.

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  25. It's not about whether or not GW has the legal right here. It's about whether GW could better spend their time and money supporting their product rather than suing people over it.

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    1. At least under UK law they have to proactively protect their IP, if not it's free game.

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  26. I find new places to buy cool non-GW minis every time one of these lawsuits happen.
    Please see Streisand effect

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  27. Small companies like Chapter Mouse and Blurt Wheel would not be making Gnomes Workshop products (sic) if Gnomes Workshop's product line was complete. We are buying these products, which is why they are being made.

    And if Gnomes Workshop has no intention of producing those certain lines (EJB Seer, Loxtl etc etc) then it would make more sense to licence them.

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    1. As GW states in their letter "There are many ways to make an armed komodo" So why make one directly copied from their artwork.
      This has nothing to do with GW being inspired by other media. Tyranids are original enough not to be infringing on the Aliens IP. The Star Ship Troopers movie was original enough in design not to infringe on GWs IP (Even though it had Imperial Guard, Tyranids, Commissars, Psychers and Powerfists :P)

      And when you see they make Grants Specters you know these guys are out to make money of GWs IP, and not their own.

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    2. Hmm my post wasnt meant to be a reply to Zzzzz post... oh well :P

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  28. What what what!?!?!
    People are getting inspiration from others?
    Simply unbelivable!

    ps : GIMME MOAR PROFIT !

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  29. Looking at some of the models, such as the 'Light cannon on tripod' and 'Grant's Spectres', I think GW have a point.

    However, they have ripped off loads of other franchises themselves so as usual it's hypocrite GW attacking a small producer of miniatures who have probably not affected GW's sales.

    If GW models weren't so expensive there would be no need for anyone to go to another manufacturer anyway.

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    1. NO they don't. A model of gun will always look like a gun, no matter what. The price has nothing to do with that.

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  30. GW hasn't copied detail for detail any previous design. Inspiration is not imitation.

    Blight Wheel min. went so far as copy an artwork design down to the smallest detail. This is copying, not inspiration.

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    1. Not really
      Their Lizard is Bigger bulkyer. It has non of the antenna Things. The ammo Belt is more massive. It has no scalles.
      Its as diffrent to GW Lizard as a normal Lizard is to GW uniqe Design -.-

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    2. they did NOT. No "master" exist that could have been copied. Also legal notices of any weight are not sent by email.

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  31. If GW don't like that, they're gonna hate this! :P
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    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/88661780@N05/8490049991/

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  32. If GW don't like that, they're gonna hate this! :P
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    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/88661780@N05/8490049991/

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  33. I seriously doubt GW would win this one in court. Yes, the “mutant komodo” is obviously based off the Loxatl, but there’s nothing specifically copyritable or patentable about the Loxatl….quadrupedal reptile/amphibians with guns strapped to their chests are hardly an original concept.

    Besides that….if GW wants to keep the concept locked down so badly ….MAYBE THEY SHOULD ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING WITH THE IDEA INSTEAD OF PUTTING IT IN ONLY TWO NOVELS.

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