It looks like Heresy Miniatures is again coming worryingly close to stepping on GW's blue suede IP shoes.
What follows is this the concept art and WIP pictures of a range of miniatures called Vermissian Infestors.
Infestors are a race of six limbed
aliens that use other lifeforms
in their environment to
create an army of hybrid
slaves ... yes that's right they are a race of genetic thieves
Ok I know what your thinking at this stage “yea they have 6 limbs, but don't they look that much like our
favorite race of xenomorphic spacehulk inhabitants ...” and I thought the same too until I saw this
^ I think we all know what miniature this sculpt looks like!
Now don't get me wrong here, I like Heresy Miniatures – I'd even go so far as to say they are my favorite
miniature company. The Infestors like most Heresy miniatures are awesome figures and whats more at the
moment I'm collecting together some miniatures to make a Genestealer cult for use in Spacehulk or
Necromunda so things like this are very welcome in my collection. -- my issue is this: if Andy comes too
close to infringing on GW's IP one too many times GW will probably break into his house and tear his wife in
half or something. Seriously though I'd hate to see GW sue the crap out of Heresy and put them out of
business and we loose some of the nicest miniatures around today.
I'm sure Andy must be aware of how close these sculpts come to GW copyrighted imagery, but none the
less he carries on dancing on the boarder of copyright infringement while a bunch of GW fan boys with little
understanding of IP constantly request that he sculpt Tyranids, Tau and Necrons on his forum.- As it
stands it looks like Andy may have already got in trouble with GW, recent visitors to the Heresy website
may notice that the 'Blight' plague-demons no longer come with the 'cyclops' heads (how ever you can buy
them separately still)
and finally before I go I thought I'd show you 2 more pictures from Heresy