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Chronoscope Minis we'd like to see, #4

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I was talking with a friend last night, and while it isn't Chronoscope, we'd love to see a Mojave Rattler from Deadlands in Bones. Or some other "we closely resemble but are legally distinct from" a Tremors Grabiod.

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4 hours ago, YronimosW said:

 

I think a pack of undead drowned sailors in old-fashioned deep sea diving suits - the sort with the heavy brass helmets - would be great stuff...

 

 

Oh, I'll ALWAYS get stuff with old-timey diving suits! (I really want some of those Aquatic Familiars in Bones material just so I can easily and cheaply cannibalize those helmets for other projects.)

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On 8/11/2020 at 4:33 PM, kristof65 said:

Just had this thought today.  A collaboration between Bobby Jackson and @TaleSpinner for a set of 3-5 mounted sci-fi warriors, in the vein of 40k's rough riders or Star Wars stormtroopers on Dewbacks. 

Let Talespinner's imagination loose to give us a cool alien beast of burden that is ridden by some futuristic soldiers done by Mr Jackson. 

YES, this!!

 

Also, a biker on a motorcycle. By which I mean guys with long hair, beards, and leather jackets riding Harley Davidsons. If they were modular with 2 different torsos and a sprue of three different heads, you could have a small gang that all look unique.

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On 9/20/2020 at 9:41 AM, Chaoswolf said:

Also, a biker on a motorcycle. By which I mean guys with long hair, beards, and leather jackets riding Harley Davidsons.

A great idea! And if possible, cast the biker separately from the motorcycle for conversion purposes. (Yes, I'm planning to put a biker on a raptor. Who wouldn't?)

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On 9/20/2020 at 7:41 AM, Chaoswolf said:

YES, this!!

 

Also, a biker on a motorcycle. By which I mean guys with long hair, beards, and leather jackets riding Harley Davidsons. If they were modular with 2 different torsos and a sprue of three different heads, you could have a small gang that all look unique.

And maybe one free hand, so you could swap it out as well? I've got a few heads and hands, so it would be great to have a mini designed to be modular and in the same scale as the Cyborg Parts sprue...

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On 9/21/2020 at 12:41 AM, Chaoswolf said:

YES, this!!

 

Also, a biker on a motorcycle. By which I mean guys with long hair, beards, and leather jackets riding Harley Davidsons. If they were modular with 2 different torsos and a sprue of three different heads, you could have a small gang that all look unique.

 

Make female bikers too!  And also street racing types as well as the Harley types.

 

(And I know it'd be a smaller scale than you normally make, but I'd like to see ones that work in Gaslands)

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On 9/3/2020 at 6:08 PM, Rigel said:

Oh, I'll ALWAYS get stuff with old-timey diving suits! (I really want some of those Aquatic Familiars in Bones material just so I can easily and cheaply cannibalize those helmets for other projects.)

 

YES - and now I kind of want to make some of the titular monsters from that wonderful old so-bad-its-good 1950s-era sci-fi movie, Robot Monster!  For those unfamiliar with it, the Robot Monster was just a guy in a gorilla suit with a diving/space helmet with two antennae on his head.  Was it weird?  YES.  Was it goofy?  YES, you bet!  And if I had miniature versions of it, I'd totally make any excuse I had to turn a batch of them loose on a fantasy RPG adventuring party - because as weird and goofy as it was, it was also cool and imaginative!

 

If I haven't said it before (and I probably have), I'd LOVE to see more (Bones) Chronoscope retro-sci-fi weirdness!

  • "Not" Robby the Robot or "Not" Lost-in-Space's "Robot"
  • "Not" Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon/Commader Cody/Rocketeer serial-style sci-fi heroes
  • old-fashioned comic book superheroes (a few exist as Reaper's metal miniatures, but conversion-friendly Bones versions would make my day)
  • "Red Shirt" squad with old-fashioned rayguns and communicators
  • more "rubber forehead" aliens in different poses (there are a couple of these in Bones now, but really only in one pose each....  squads of "Not"-Klingons/Romulans/whatever would be fantastic!)
  • rubber-suit monsters (zipper in back optional - see The Thing from Another World, It: The Terror from Beyond Space, Lost in Space, Star Trek, Voyage to the bottom of the Sea, or Space: 1999 for examples...)
  • Mexican-style masked wrestler adventurers
  • "Not"-Ultra Man / Power Ranger daikaiju-style superheroes and monsters (martial-arts poses and all!)
  • more figures in the spirit of the Martian princess and Captain Nemo from Bones V's "Chronoscope" set
  • ...and, I really wish there were a 28mm version of Tim Mee's classic Galaxy Laser Team toy soldiers, or at least some 28mm sci-fi figures in the same spirit (I wonder if Tim Mee would be willing to license the original designs?)

 

YES, my taste in fantasy/sci-fi miniatures is maybe a little bit weird, but I'd completely mix this sort of thing in with both fantasy and sci-fi role-playing games.  How could anyone else resist doing so?  This stuff is built into the primordial DNA of modern fantasy and sci-fi RPGs and wargames, as surely as Tolkien or the classic Harryhausen monster movies....

 

And besides, I've really got a hankerin' for taking a bunch of retro sci-fi stuff, combining them with the Bones Lovecraft monsters and sci-fi stuff, and running a Spaceship Zero style campaign or three....

 

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4 hours ago, YronimosW said:

 

YES - and now I kind of want to make some of the titular monsters from that wonderful old so-bad-its-good 1950s-era sci-fi movie, Robot Monster!  For those unfamiliar with it, the Robot Monster was just a guy in a gorilla suit with a diving/space helmet with two antennae on his head.  Was it weird?  YES.  Was it goofy?  YES, you bet!  And if I had miniature versions of it, I'd totally make any excuse I had to turn a batch of them loose on a fantasy RPG adventuring party - because as weird and goofy as it was, it was also cool and imaginative!

 

If I haven't said it before (and I probably have), I'd LOVE to see more (Bones) Chronoscope retro-sci-fi weirdness!

  • "Not" Robby the Robot or "Not" Lost-in-Space's "Robot"
  • "Not" Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon/Commader Cody/Rocketeer serial-style sci-fi heroes
  • old-fashioned comic book superheroes (a few exist as Reaper's metal miniatures, but conversion-friendly Bones versions would make my day)
  • "Red Shirt" squad with old-fashioned rayguns and communicators
  • more "rubber forehead" aliens in different poses (there are a couple of these in Bones now, but really only in one pose each....  squads of "Not"-Klingons/Romulans/whatever would be fantastic!)
  • rubber-suit monsters (zipper in back optional - see The Thing from Another World, It: The Terror from Beyond Space, Lost in Space, Star Trek, Voyage to the bottom of the Sea, or Space: 1999 for examples...)
  • Mexican-style masked wrestler adventurers
  • "Not"-Ultra Man / Power Ranger daikaiju-style superheroes and monsters (martial-arts poses and all!)
  • more figures in the spirit of the Martian princess and Captain Nemo from Bones V's "Chronoscope" set
  • ...and, I really wish there were a 28mm version of Tim Mee's classic Galaxy Laser Team toy soldiers, or at least some 28mm sci-fi figures in the same spirit (I wonder if Tim Mee would be willing to license the original designs?)

 

YES, my taste in fantasy/sci-fi miniatures is maybe a little bit weird, but I'd completely mix this sort of thing in with both fantasy and sci-fi role-playing games.  How could anyone else resist doing so?  This stuff is built into the primordial DNA of modern fantasy and sci-fi RPGs and wargames, as surely as Tolkien or the classic Harryhausen monster movies....

 

And besides, I've really got a hankerin' for taking a bunch of retro sci-fi stuff, combining them with the Bones Lovecraft monsters and sci-fi stuff, and running a Spaceship Zero style campaign or three....

 

Right there with you on this stuff. I really want more "Raygun Gothic" minis. In part because I like the look and partly so I can make a crew for StarGrave when it comes out next year.

Huh. I keep forgetting that I own the Spaceship Zero RPG...

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@YronimosW and @CaptainPete, I'm with you 100% on these. I think a small marble, two pins, and Ape-X would go a long way towards kitbashing a ROBOT MONSTER!! if you can't wait...love me some retro spacefuture sci-fi minis.

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"open the pod bay doors please HAL."

"I am sorry Dave, I am afraid I can't do that."

(...) 

"All right, HAL, I'll go in throught the emergency air lock."

"Without your space helmet, Dave, you're going to find that rather difficult."

 

---guys in their space suits, with and without helmets.

 

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I just want more distinctive races like elves, half-orcs and tieflings in trench-coats. 

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On 11/15/2020 at 6:47 PM, Adrift said:

I just want more distinctive races like elves, half-orcs and tieflings in trench-coats. 

Oh yeah. Orcs in ill-fitting suits, literal corporate raiders. Businessdevils always ready to make a deal. I'm here for this.

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On 11/18/2020 at 1:43 AM, Rigel said:

Oh yeah. Orcs in ill-fitting suits, literal corporate raiders. Businessdevils always ready to make a deal. I'm here for this.

One of the two games I’m DMing is in Eberron so trench-coats and steampunk stuff figures for a variety of races would be really helpful. 

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