Advice on Defiance minatures

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:04 am

Hot in the heels of the news about DemonBlade acquisition, MegaMinis has announced it has bought the former Alpha Forge property Star Mogul. This apparently includes the rights to all miniatures (tho not molds if I understood Mr. Lauck's comments) so I would think those nice lizardine aliens the Hydrissians are going to become available again sometime in the future, as well as the other alien race the name of which escapes me ATM.

Full news item here:
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/586869/

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:04 am

Tho D:VG isn't the best suited mechanic for running "Aliens as in the movie Aliens vs. Marines as in the movie Aliens" type of game, this comparison of "Alien as in the movie Alien" type of alien miniatures might still be of passing interest to some:
http://dawnofthelead.com/2010/10/19/ali ... -a-review/

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby smokingwreckage » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:38 am

I was thinking about steampunk and about Space Fantasy with Orcs. So, then, I looked up some resin stuff I saw online years ago.

These are vehicles and cavalry for your Space Thugs (whether they be orcs, wookies, or whatever)

http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/i ... Path=47_53 little and less little green men riding savage war lizards!
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http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/i ... Path=47_57 a variety of steampunk machines, and barbarian stuff made of bones: including a giant catapult for the Space Thugs list, and a giant chariot pulled by pigs that really aught to be in the Space Thugs list. Also, stacks of cannons, steam tanks, and:
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http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/i ... cts_id=289 GIANT STAMPY STEAMPUNK ROBOT! I picked one up on EBay. Detail is very well-sculpted even though there's not as much of it as on a lot of modern stuff. Perfect symmetry, crisp lines, a real quality sculpt IMO.
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http://kromlech.eu/?page_id=120 Last but not least, awesome bits for converting stuff into Orcs for sci-fi. Image
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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby smokingwreckage » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:58 am

Oh, I checked out the Megaminis post: he bought the molds and production rights but the molds are poorly organised.

Some trivia and interpretation:

Usually each mold is two discs flat on one side, respective half-molds on the other, which put together make a wheel flat on the outside, mold halves pressed together inside. It gets spun to make lead go out into all the details. Each mold will have several miniatures, and often will consist of a bunch of totally unrelated crap to save up-front costs.... but thereafter driving up the cost per unit of the miniatures, since you cast unwanted stuff every time you cast wanted stuff. Legions of Steel was apparently very bad for that. Lauck's based his business on cheap miniatures, so he's got his eye on per-unit costs. He'll take the up-front cost of remolding to avoid recurring expenses and waste.
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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:45 am

Scotia Grendel's Dwarf steam colossi are indeed quite good for, well Colossi :mrgreen:

Not sure if Irregular Miniatures' oldies but goldies -- Spice Lice and Raymen -- have been mentioned yet but if not, they should be:
http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/25 ... mSciFi.htm

Nominally they are 25mm but since they're aliens they should work with anything from 15mm (as SZ3 infantry, well maybe the Spice Lice only) to ca. 32mm.

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:13 am

Not really an alien miniature as of itself, but Zombie Smith's Quar get an aesthetically compatible light tank/armoured tractor:
http://www.zombiesmith.com/products/cru ... ht-tractor

It looks easy to convert too so it's at least somewhat ubiquitous as well.

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:27 pm

Black Hat Miniatures is re-releasing the much missed Cobalt minis line by Bob Naismith! Woot!
http://www.blackhat.co.uk/online_shop/i ... th=121_182

The line currently includes four alien types and a number of pretty spiffy human models. They are planning to release some never before seen stuff next and Naismith even promised to sculpt yet more Cobalt stuff at one point... Maybe now that the minis are on sale again he actually will*.

Anyhow it looks like it's high time for making more Cobalt lists for D:VG to accompany my old Ar-Men list:
http://heros.netai.net/files/Ar-Men.pdf

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*) ETA: Mike from Black Hat informed us in a TMP thread that there are indeed some plans towards doing more Cobalt minis, including the much-missed Ar-Men Leadbiters. Yay!

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby smokingwreckage » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:32 am

Ravenstar studios appear to be manufacturing 28mm scale original mecha. I can't post links right now, but have a look at ravenstarstudios.blogspot.com if you're interested.
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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby Marauder » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:23 pm

I'm using models from Dust Tactics.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_ ... %20Tactics

They come assembled and primed/base-coated. They look not bad as is but if you want you can easily paint them up from there.

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:29 am

smokingwreckage wrote:I can't post links right now, but have a look at http://ravenstarstudios.blogspot.com/
if you're interested.
FIFY. I don't think you can actually buy any of the mecha models as yet tho :?:


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