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Mooseworks809 Mar 2008 1:17 p.m. PST

Has anyone bought any of these models? Can anyone offer a review on them? They seem to be a bit odd. Maybe use them in Warmachine Hordes?

Mooseworks809 Mar 2008 1:19 p.m. PST

Forgot that they might make good martians for a VSF game.

Old Digger09 Mar 2008 1:32 p.m. PST

I got a bunch of them a while back and love the sculpts. They were a little smaller than I anticipated, but really nice. They also paint real well and come with various packs, pouches, and what-not to individualize them.

My only knock against them is that they are kind of a pain t assemble. Their arms don't always line up nicely with the arm sockets and then keeping them together while the glue dried was difficult. The arms are also a little hard to pin being so spindly. I finally just went with a little dollop of 5-minute epoxy.

All in all, I'd give them 7.5 stars out of 10.

Hope that helps.


RavenscraftCybernetics09 Mar 2008 1:34 p.m. PST

Ive seen them briefly @ Scale Creep Miniatues in Cincy.
They look like armored versions of Marvin the Martians Instant Martians (just add water).
(google both for illustrations)
They remind me of WWI Doughboys for some reason.

Dropzonetoe Fezian09 Mar 2008 2:08 p.m. PST

They remind me of WWI Doughboys for some reason.

They are suppose too. They are themed ala WWI, for that reason they would work good with hasslefrees kindred or many of the warzone figures.

They come with a lot of kit to add to them and are quite fun to paint… sofar what I have done. I'll echo Old Diggers comments about the arms. They are small figures, I like em that way but be forewarned they are smaller.

Here is a older scale pic I took. (Note: I based him on a GW base, so he is taller than normal)

Area2309 Mar 2008 2:14 p.m. PST

They're brilliant figs. I got them all (-and some more) a month ago.
I like them because they remind me of Vaughn Bodé comics from the 60's, like Cobalt 60 and Junkwaffle.
I don't think they're small. They're hunched but the shoulders stand to the average 28mm. Certainly not 35mm Heroic scale.

They're great for folks in need of something different.

Dropzonetoe Fezian09 Mar 2008 2:28 p.m. PST

Well they have small "parts" I was surprised at how thin the arms and heads were when I first got mine.

They mix in quite well with any of my assorted sci-fi figures. So don't let that put you out on them.

Lowtardog09 Mar 2008 2:35 p.m. PST

I have almost a Company worth, I really like them they ooze character both humorous but also full of the war torn weariness you would expect form fighting in trenches ad infinitum.

The arms are small but and I cant pin things I used a small pin vice and drilled away to fit them. The benefit of them being thin is they can easily be manipulated into position and with the variety of webbing, equipment each one becomes an individual. Highly recommended from me

headzombie09 Mar 2008 4:06 p.m. PST

Wargamer1972: e-mail me, I'll send you a Quar. josh at

The arms are thin, and you may need to bend them around a bit. Also use your biggest bit to drill out the neck and the head should settle right in with no pinning.

Jake B09 Mar 2008 4:12 p.m. PST

You'll find Quar stats in the 5150 supplement "Illegal Aliens" available from

They are generally comparable to most of my 28mm sci-fi humans from more manufacturers than I can name, just with a smaller stature, spindly limbs and hunched posture.

As cool as they look in the pictures, they look just as cool or moreso in person.

ming3109 Mar 2008 5:50 p.m. PST

Very nice sculpts . they do need drilling for good assembly but have a very nice Vaughn Bode look . I did the one of everything deal in Janurary and they were very cool lots of extras , heads , pouches packs . ( does need more arms) but very good all around . 7.5 of ten is the lowest score I gave and 8.5 . A wwI look . The zombie smith website has some nicely painted ones , as product and customer submissions .

Personal logo Schulein Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2008 5:50 p.m. PST

Very cool figures, lots of character.

Redroom09 Mar 2008 5:55 p.m. PST

Very nice sculpts and definetly have a trench feel to them. Drill the head and arm sockets a bit and the appendages fit pretty well. They are small, but not out of place with larger figures.

mweaver09 Mar 2008 5:57 p.m. PST

I like them. Neotacha gave me a bunch for St. Valentine's day, but I have not assembled any yet.

headzombie09 Mar 2008 6:11 p.m. PST

They are smallin the same way goblins are small! :)

Jake B09 Mar 2008 6:15 p.m. PST

Meant to say they are *compatible* with every 25-28mm sci-fi figure I own. They are exactly the size they are supposed to be.

Boromirandkermit09 Mar 2008 10:20 p.m. PST

I love these guys. I have everything except the banner bearer and sniper… which will be mine soon enough. :D


bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2008 10:41 p.m. PST

I LOVE em, But I will echo some of the above they are hard to put together but are really cool little fellas. Plus they have a messenger squirel trooper who else has that! 8 1/2 out of 10

MonkeyborgRedux10 Mar 2008 6:20 a.m. PST

Would love to see some rebel (or other faction) Quar accessory packs with heads and such. That would get me to buy into the line. At the moment, this range is so original, I can't think of any opponents other than Quar! But the enemy need to look slighly different (as in any civil war)…

Im out of here10 Mar 2008 6:59 a.m. PST

I have lots of these – pushing two companies worth – and can recommend them highly.
The casts are clean and, other than drilling out the neck and arms, require little preparation.
They have lots of additional kit to make each model different.

Also, Josh's customer service is second to none!

Lowtardog10 Mar 2008 7:14 a.m. PST

Two Companies wow 8^0

wminsing10 Mar 2008 7:43 a.m. PST

Has anyone given their Quar any vehicle support? I'm curious as to what people think would make good Quar vehicles.


Lowtardog10 Mar 2008 8:08 a.m. PST

I think stick with WW1 or that VSF lots of rivets thing and you can`t go wrong

Im out of here10 Mar 2008 8:46 a.m. PST

Two Companies wow 8^0

I have an infantry company and the new releases will finish the second platoon of a heavy weapons company (the first platoon were mortars). I already have enough rhyflers to finish the heavy weapons company, I just need the heavy weapons themselves.
Hopefully the heavy machine guns Josh has mentioned won't be too far away.

MonkeyborgRedux10 Mar 2008 8:48 a.m. PST

There's a couple of British vehicles in the Westwind Secrets of the Thrd Reich range that I think would make great Quar APCs. The RAT walker with a Quar head would be cool too.

(The APCs look more Great War than WW2 to me…)

MonkeyborgRedux10 Mar 2008 8:51 a.m. PST

Battlemaster APC link

Battlemaster Recon link

RAT Recon Walker link

Lowtardog10 Mar 2008 9:10 a.m. PST

Now here are some beauties I quite fancy for the Quar

Im out of here10 Mar 2008 9:23 a.m. PST

Now here are some beauties I quite fancy for the Quar

I have to get some of those!

TimHerr10 Mar 2008 9:23 a.m. PST

I'll pile on and say that I have bunches of them, and love them. Yes, they are fiddly to put together sometimes, but as everyone has said, they make up for it with their look.

Tim H.

Mooseworks813 Mar 2008 6:35 a.m. PST

thanks for all the reviews. I am thinking of using the QUAR as an alien force to battle my imperial guard or adding some as a unit of IG.

Rick the Grumpy Gnome17 Nov 2022 11:53 a.m. PST

For the Quar lovers in this thread it looks like Wargames Atlantic will be working in partnership with Zombiesmith to bring plastic 28mm Quar to our gaming tables.

And there is now a Quar section on the Wargames Atlantic forum for folks that would like to join the discussion there.


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