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Spiffy Leek Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 1:04 p.m. PST

Jet packs, monster robot walking eyes and a ton of other fertile material! I've been thinking about running a Johnny Quest themed game. Are there any 28mm miniatures that might be suitable for Johnny, Hadji, Race and Doctor Quest?

Bob Applegate10 Oct 2011 1:23 p.m. PST

Cool idea. No miniature suggestions, but have you seen this:
vimeo.com/28278839

Should be inspirational.

ming31 Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 1:43 p.m. PST

Wow ..thanks for the Link Bob . Mentions of these mini's have been made no one has taken up the flag . Hover platforms and the terrible Turu cry to be made .

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 1:49 p.m. PST

Not that I'm aware of, but they would make for excellent games.

Loved the battles in the swamps and sargasso sea vs. frogmen (yes, we need frogmen minis), hover platforms, invisible monsters, jetpacks, underwater tanks, vertical takeoff and landing jets, lots of decent action, etc.

Rather like James Bond for kids.

Wish they still showed the cartoons on TV.

I guess I'll need to see if they are on DVD, or available from Netflix.

Spiffy Leek Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 2:03 p.m. PST

I'm thinking of using some of Bob Murch's "Bowery Boys" and doing a bit of customizing. My only concern is that they might look a bit stocky. The two on the bottom could work. The one on the left I could add a turban and sculpt a Nehru jacket. The One on the right I think just file of the hat and re-sculpt the hair.

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kyoteblue Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 2:22 p.m. PST

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jpattern210 Oct 2011 3:50 p.m. PST

Yes, thanks for the link, Bob.

Spiffy, there have been some garage kits made, but no minis in any scale: link

Check out the Anubis model of Turu on that page, with a scratchbuilt Deen in his wheelchair, and the same company's Robot Spy with a scratchbuilt Parapower Ray. Nice!

Models have also been released of the SST jet, aka the Dragonfly, in several scales. There are wooden models available on Ebay, too, for a price.

Playing Mantis prototyped a set of action figures back in the '90s, but nothing ever came of that effort: link

You could get models of the small Hover Platforms from CS Hobbies, until they closed up shop a year or so ago. Bummer. Here's a guy who scratchbuilt his own in roughly 1/6 scale (original GIU Joe size). The shapes are pretty basic: rogerevans.tv/jq_cut_17.html

The larger hovercraft would be a little harder to scratch, but there are 3D models out there, so maybe Shapeways?

JQ minis are requested here on TMP at least every 6 months or so, but no sculptor has taken the bait. I know that Bob Murch has said that the '60s are a little later than his preferred pulp period. Mark Copplestone has done Tintin and Snowy, as well as the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang sets from the '60s, so it seems like JQ would be a natural fit for him. Jonny (no "H"), Hadji, Race, Dr. Quest, Bandit, Jezebel Jade, Dr. Zin, Pasha the Peddler, and definitely a pack of 5 frogmen from "Mystery of the Lizardmen." Maybe a mini of Deen in his wheelchair, with a resin Turu.

And just to be clear, we're only talking about the single season of Classic JQ here. Forget the new episodes shown in the '80s, the bad movies, and the Real Adventures. All crap.

(Up until a month or so ago, this is the point at which John the OFM would be chiming in with, "JQ is nothing but a ripoff of Rick Brant!" In fact, this might get him back to TMP. It's like "Shave and a Haircut Two Bits" to Roger Rabbit. Hah!)

jpattern210 Oct 2011 3:56 p.m. PST

As an aside, I've tried to get into the Venture Bros. several times, but the show just seems too one-note to me. Some people love it, though, so different strokes.

CmdrKiley Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 4:26 p.m. PST

Well there's these for a start (a bit more Venture Bros).

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You could always pick up some of the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang minis from Copplestone and Artizan for the 60s look as well as the 7TV stuff from Crooked Dice.

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You might want to consider 7TV as a rules set for your Johnny Quest inspired game. It's a bit more 60-70s British-centric but is still quite flexible and has lots of opportunities for spies and superscientists and is very cinematic. I was able to use the given archetypes and make a 70s American Blaxploitation setting very easily.

crooked-dice.co.uk/7tv.html

BTW, I love The Venture Bros.

Erasmus B Dragon Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 4:28 p.m. PST

Johnny Quest is nothing but a ripoff of the Rick Brant Science Adventure books.
Everybody knows that.

Farstar Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 4:54 p.m. PST

All crap.

Tried watching Real Adventures once. It got off to a great start. Then the opening theme music ended and the characters started talking…

Save the music. Bin the rest unless you need another junior member for a larger game, in which case Race's daughter (when did he have time for that again?) can come along. After all, in a game she won't be horribly written, and she allows for a six player game plus ref. You ARE making Bandit a PC, right?

jpattern210 Oct 2011 7:21 p.m. PST

Tried watching Real Adventures once. It got off to a great start. Then the opening theme music ended and the characters started talking…
Hah, nice! The whole Questworld thing was especially bad. Badly conceived, badly used.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Oct 2011 11:08 p.m. PST

Off topic, but the new Archer cartoon series is pretty good, in a more adult, and James Bondish way.

Would love to see some figs for that too.

Lots of female hotties in the show.

jpattern211 Oct 2011 6:58 a.m. PST

Big fan of Archer. Now THAT'S how you do a spy spoof.

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