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khurasanminiatures Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 9:48 a.m. PST

At least, that's what the federal governor of Ursus, Stephan Kohl-Behr, thought. Was he being paranoid? Most federal citizens thought so, as the Ursids might have been tough hombres but they mostly kept to themselves, riding their big ATVs across the countryside of the heavily wooded planet and hunting game. They also had an aptitude for brewing and consuming ale with a hint of a berry flavour, which was a beverage valued by other sentients in Federal space and beyond.

But most federal citizens were too busy to think much of it when Kohl-Behr began persecuting the Ursids. This occurred because he and his family had gone on a picnic in the woods and some young Ursids approached the governor's family and stole their picnic basket, playing "frog in the middle" with it (with Kohl-Behr being the frog) until they tired of the game and, laughing, returned the picnic basket. This was about as rough as things got for the human settlers on Ursus, and in fact the governor's children soon happily joined in the game as well, but the governor was outraged and began targeting Ursid villages almost immediately, using force only approved when aliens are "outwardly hostile."

And as mentioned federal citizens throughout Terran space read of this, but just shook their heads in dismay and went on with their business.

Life on Ursus rapidly became unbearable for the Ursids, despite the eldars having apologized for the behavior of those young Ursids, and the decision was made to depart their beloved homeworld and live as exiles. Their anger is deep at the federation and they will serve anyone who makes war on it. Some even urge the high counsel to join the Carnivoran Hegemony, headed by the Garn, although most do not approve of the ruthless Garn and their imperious ways.

Ursids do get along very well with the Felids, however, and would happily join those sentients if only they were not in turn ruled by the Garn.

When serving as mercenaries the Ursids invariably use heavy fusion guns of rugged design with are powerful enough to penetrate a tank's armour. They are fearless and powerful warriors, unusually dedicated for mercenaries. Although they jokingly announce that they will "serve for good cigars," they are in fact expensive to hire and are often employed as an elite force. That said, they are just creatures and will serve a good cause for greatly reduced rates.

Citizen, should you think you have seen an Ursid in your sector, report it immediately to local law enforcement, as they are inveterate enemies of the Federation. Attached is an image of one such warrior:

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BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Aug 2010 9:52 a.m. PST

Dilbians… you're talkin' about Dilbians…. I LIKE IT!evil grin


"Support your right to arm bears!"evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Grayhawk Studios
grayhawkstudios.com

Battle Works Studios Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 9:58 a.m. PST

He certainly is, very nice. Will we be getting some cute little youngster sculpts to double as Hoka while you're at it?

leidang27 Aug 2010 10:05 a.m. PST

Reminds me of an upgunned version of Rhino from cartoon Bolt. All he needs is the ball!

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 10:44 a.m. PST

The cigar is a nice touch.

Personal logo ThorLongus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 10:49 a.m. PST

would love a mini of the governor of Ursus, stephan Kohl-behr…although everyone would think his right ear was a miscast

Space Monkey27 Aug 2010 11:18 a.m. PST

He's so cuuuuute!

Personal logo Martian Root Canal Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2010 11:29 a.m. PST

Those bears are the bee's knees! Must…have…them….

28mmMan Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 12:20 p.m. PST

Looks like an Olly sculpt, nice.

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2010 12:39 p.m. PST

Heh heh heh, I like it. Will we be able to get the special Yogi and Boo Boo pic-a-nik basket ninjas too?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Aug 2010 1:53 p.m. PST

Ohhhhhhhh… Dilbians…. a 20 year itch yet to be scratched.

Pu-lez say these are 25/28/30whatever mm.

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 2:22 p.m. PST

I had never heard of the diblians before! Is that where the expression "right to arm bears" came from?

These will be 15s, like all my models. They are big though, as Ursids should be, about 18mm to the eye.

28mmMan Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 2:34 p.m. PST

Yes it is!

link

link (funny pic…but, meh, hippie stuff :(

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Aug 2010 2:35 p.m. PST

Be enlightened, my son:


link


Now get busy and make at least one decent pose for us in 28mm, dammit!evil grin


Leland R. Erickson
Grayhawk Studios
grayhawkstudios.com

erraticassassin27 Aug 2010 2:40 p.m. PST

Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. Therefore, I want a tonne of them.

cloudcaptain27 Aug 2010 3:47 p.m. PST

Bulrathi!

Sargonarhes27 Aug 2010 3:51 p.m. PST

At 18mm to the eye meaning they'll make a good Ewok proxies for 25 and 28mm. Gentlemen our ultimate foe has once again come forth.

28mmMan Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 4:04 p.m. PST

…ewoks…well at least it wasn't a pic of zardoz :)

Battle Works Studios Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 4:09 p.m. PST

Shall I start the inevitable clamor for a power-armored version? :)

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Aug 2010 4:59 p.m. PST

A powered armour version of the Dilbian, or a powered armour version of Sean Connery in a D-budget movie-role-from-Hell-I'm-going-to-shoot-my-Bleeped textin'-agent-for-this-Bleeped text?!!!evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Grayhawk Studios
grayhawkstudios.com

Battle Works Studios Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 6:22 p.m. PST

Dilbian, obviously. If Sean wore power armor, you couldn't see his bright red diaper.

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 6:42 p.m. PST

It could be clear power armour.

Battle Works Studios Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 7:53 p.m. PST

Or I suppose he could wear the diaper on the outside. It works for superheroes, after all.

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member27 Aug 2010 8:06 p.m. PST

Or he could just put the nappy on his head. That's very Sean Connery.

28mmMan Inactive Member28 Aug 2010 8:02 a.m. PST

Back on target…that is a great little miniature. Good luck with the line…lots of potential…and it continues to fill spokes within the wheel…building steam you are…chug chug chug chug chug wooo wooo woooooooo chug chug chug chug…

Stoss55 Inactive Member28 Aug 2010 1:35 p.m. PST

i second the request Kohl-Behr mini :P

28mmMan Inactive Member28 Aug 2010 4:41 p.m. PST

…Stephen Colbert? Goofy request :)

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member28 Aug 2010 5:35 p.m. PST

Check dropship horizon for a full view of all the poses in the next day or two.

Etranger Inactive Member28 Aug 2010 5:57 p.m. PST

Love the shades!

soulman Inactive Member29 Aug 2010 1:26 a.m. PST

I take a plastic box set of twenty please, if thee was one, and of course other animals are needed too..
Frogs – cats etc…

Dropship Horizon Inactive Member29 Aug 2010 3:58 a.m. PST

Further preview pics of the Ursids now on Dropship Horizon:

link

Cheers
Mark

Dragon Gunner29 Aug 2010 8:29 a.m. PST

More good things to purchase the list gets longer.

soulman Inactive Member29 Aug 2010 8:36 a.m. PST

Just found out there are 15mm :-(

Bleeped text thought they was 28mm

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member30 Aug 2010 11:04 a.m. PST

Dropship Horizon has added another post with more Ursid pics:

link

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member30 Aug 2010 11:05 a.m. PST

Oops, that's the same page that mark linked, missed that!

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Aug 2010 4:03 p.m. PST

"…Stephen Colbert? Goofy request :)"


Sheer genius request if you ask me! Stephen Colbert? He is a god in my country! He'd be a perfect foil for the Angelina Jolie-turned-homicidal-dictator character…evil grin

Now, about those bears in powered armor… evil grin


Leland R. Erickson
Grayhawks Studios
grayhawkstudios.com

infojunky30 Aug 2010 4:44 p.m. PST

Now I want one with a big-a#@ wrench instead of a gun.

28mmMan Inactive Member30 Aug 2010 4:50 p.m. PST

That is a great idea…or a portable welding rig?

CMikeHardy Inactive Member30 Aug 2010 7:22 p.m. PST

"Only you can prevent forest fires, smoke cigars and wear no pants."

infojunky31 Aug 2010 10:30 p.m. PST

Oh the welding rig is a nice idea as well.

tberry7403 Inactive Member01 Sep 2010 4:11 a.m. PST

"Only you can prevent forest fires…
…or else!"

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member01 Sep 2010 5:10 a.m. PST

Only you can die in the forest fires I start with my fusion gun, Federal scum. Death to Kohl-Behr! Now, anyone got a light?"

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