Advice on Defiance minatures

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Postby tnjrp » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:09 pm

Khurasan Miniatures has added large reptilian/dinosauroid Garn to their 28mm scale scifi line-up:
http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/th ... te.html#C4

Also, they are planning on releasing some arachnid/scorpion types soonish...

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Postby tnjrp » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:09 am

Newbold is picking up steam after their hiatus last year(ish), the latest alien type greens on the show are Quist Micronauts. Those looking for somewhat smaller humanoids should like them:
http://newboldworld.com/S08Arr/S08Arr23.html

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Also, a post on TMP alerted me to the Laserburn Flesharons. Apparently they are actually quite nicely sculpted and very large for their nominal scale of 15mm, so they would work as small nonhumanoids (PLA mutants, anyone? :wink:) when mixed with 28mm scale minis. That, or as size 3 minis in their stated scale. Available (but poorly represented in the pix, apparently) here:
http://www.15mm.co.uk/Flesharon_Aliens.htm

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Furthermore, producers of somewhat alternative fantasy stuff Dragonblood Miniatures has released a "Defiance compatible" mini in the form of Clal-Chk Firesting Sniper. This large (40mm) biped insectoid armed with a long rifle wouldn't look too out of place on a scifi tabletop (especially one of "future gothic" persuasions) and is available singly or in packs of 5 (they are all the same scuplt AFAIK, but looks easy to convert at least for the poses):
http://www.dragonbloodminis.com/Clal-Ch ... Sniper.htm

The main site seems to indicate further Clal-Chk models may be on their way.

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Postby tnjrp » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:42 am

ZombieSmith of the Quar fame has recently released some uniformed and (mostly) armed Greys of not-too-serious persuation. They are available in various unit size combinations and even include a hot Grey psyker chick (that is, I assume the other Greys think she's hot):
http://www.zombiesmith.com/collections/greys/

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Postby tnjrp » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:25 am

Newbold's "rotating shop" (they only have a small part of their catalogue for sale at one time) for this month includes more gorgeous (nominally alien) girls with guns sculpted by Bob Naismith and a bunch of new stylized lizard aliens, Azurians. Lizards are otherwise the order of the day as well, the Grak spacefarers make a reappearance.

http://newboldworld.com/Web4CSh2/index.html

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Postby tnjrp » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:03 am

Khurasan has released their version of a warrior bug -- the Arachnian:
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/138310/

It comes with the option to build either a worker or a warrior, actually. The difference being that the warriors have a "gun" in their abdomen.

The link's to TMP news bit since you'll need to do some diggin' to find 'em on the company site.

EDIT: and now what I happened to be rather randomly reminded of their existence, Emperors Choice has a big bug thingee called Grey Horror that would go -- with minor conversions -- reasonably well with the Khurasan Arachnians as some kind of megastrain warrior:
http://empcho.bizhosting.com/greyhorrormini.html

They also have a tech insectoid called "Black Phraint" which I don't recall seeing before. Sadly only a single pose, it seems:
http://empcho.bizhosting.com/black_phraint.html

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Postby thedugan » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:27 pm

Those of you that are fans of Arduin may notice that those 2 from Emperor's Choice seem familiar....
Becuz I'm da friggin' ART FAIRY - dats why!

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Postby go0gleplex » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:02 pm

If you're more into 15mm scale...GZG has introduced the Ixx (insectoids) which look pretty cool.

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Postby tnjrp » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:04 am

Yep, they are pretty nice actually. It's too bad for us ca. 28mm gronards that GZG looks have moved away from doing anything much for 25mm.

Meanwhile, Rackham Entertainment pushed back the release of the Cogs I've mentioned in a couple of posts on this thread to March '09. Or so, actually they are saying "wave 11" which means it depends on how well they can get back to "a wave a month" schedule they have been struggling to do.

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Postby tnjrp » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:33 am

Amend the "March 09" in my previous post to "April 09" for the ETA of the Cogs as per the latest from Rackham Entertainment.

Meanwhile, Pulp Figures has added to their line of Radon Zombies: troopers armed with ray guns of various sizes (as I recall, they are all "ray guns" in the pulps, from pistols to rifles), plus an apparently unarmed female leader. The figs are pretty human (in fact they look a bit like discoloured versions of the Phantom) but should work quite well as aliens in your pulpy "aliens are the guys with the weird skintone, lumpy forehead optional" type of games.

Should be the latest releases listed on this page:
http://www.pulpfigures.com/cat.php?rang ... 1228127451

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:59 am

January listing for NewBold include Shadowrun-style near future trolls and more space lizardmen:
http://www.newboldworld.com/09CS1/index.html

For a bit of old news, an up-and-coming company Ground Pounder Miniatures unveiled the first greens for its similarly up-and-coming miniature line (there is a game up-and-coming as well but we can safely ignore that :P) last Christmas. Some nasty cyborgised combat biounits (derived from humans, ostensibly, but with those body plans who cares?) are shown. Also check out the gallery for some rather nice alien concepts.
http://www.ground-pounder.com/blog/?p=72


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