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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2012 3:30 p.m. PST

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think there's a serious lack of real Alien pets in 15mm. Most of what I've found are almost man-sized for 15mm and don't really look like pets.

Here's a neat example of some Alien pets (I hope that at least one of these links should work):

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QUESTIONS:

So, has anyone used 10mm creatures (from Pendraken and others) to use as pets for your 15mm space explorers and planetary settlers (be they human or alien)?

If so, which specific creatures were they and could you share pics with us?

Thanks,

Dan
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Pyrate Captain30 Mar 2012 6:10 p.m. PST

No, but living most of my life 400 miles away from my cats in a cheap redneck apartment complex that doesn't allow pay-ets, makes me envious of the family in the illustration.

The new Chronoscope Aliens 3 set has a nice alien pet, but that's 28mm.

Didn't the Klingons have some horrible looking mangy hounds in one episode?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2012 7:29 p.m. PST

Wow. I forgot about that. It was the lizard-dog in the film Search For Spock:

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And I think that in a Star Trek TNG episode, Worf makes reference to a childhood pet that was like an armored boar, or something like that.

Some of these look very alien-like, I think:

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And the little guy at the center in the bottom pic here looks a lot like the alien dog in the film Planet 51:

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I wonder if this fella could pass for an alien teddybear for a 15mm human or if it will tower over the human like a Star Wars "Wampa":

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pendraken.co.uk/DN60-p6382
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Dan

AVAMANGO31 Mar 2012 12:04 a.m. PST

Funny enough i was looking through one of my bits boxes yesterday and i came across a few very old Ral Partha wizards familiars, a tiny little demon, two eagles and a owl. The birds would be perfect to pin on the arm of a 15mm figure and i am in fact looking for some miniatures that have out stretched arms or holding a weapon so that i can remove it to create a noble character holding a perched hawk or falcon.

Nathaniel Inactive Member31 Mar 2012 4:46 a.m. PST

What about the bio type stuff Germy sculpted for Brigade Models in 6mm?

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arngrimson31 Mar 2012 6:26 a.m. PST

I am using a 10mm miniature "Titanis terrorbird" as a "K9" unit for my Harook, but also look at 6mm & 28mm; as I'm using hasselfree's 28mm Head crabs (HFM017) as 15mm desert wildlife, 15mm.co.uk 6mm SHM13 Martians as small alien creatures for 28mm Pulp sci-fi.

I'm also going to be getting Angel Barracks own range of 6mm creatures for my 15mm forces to blunder into.

So don't limit yourself while searching out new/unkown alien lifeforms/creatures.

SirFjodin Inactive Member31 Mar 2012 6:42 a.m. PST

2 Nathaniel
Great idea for 15mm bug :) Thanx for mentioning!

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Mar 2012 8:53 a.m. PST

No, but I use 15mm minis as alien working animals for 28mm minis. Your prompt, though, got me thinking … does anyone make 10mm dragons?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2012 1:25 p.m. PST

Guys,

Check out what I'm getting for some of the pets:

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What do you think?

I would love to find something like this cutie (Earth2's "Koba"), but about 7mm tall at most:

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Muffit wouldn't be too bad, I guess:

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Dan
PS. Etotheipi, I've seen some, somewhere. I'll look. I've also seen very detailed dragon charms that might be tiny enough for your needs.
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Check this out while I find an actual pic
pendraken.co.uk/AC13-p5133
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2012 11:24 p.m. PST

You guys think these might make good pets?

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Same goes for these other ones, made by Khurasan:

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I have definitely got to get me some of these:

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Aren't they cute? And they are apparently made for 6mm!

I would love for someone to make a couple of poses of something like this, perhaps about 5-7mm tall:

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Wouldn't that be awesome!

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2012 9:37 a.m. PST

Does anyone make a 6 or 8-legged salamander-dog creature similar to the "Calot" (Woola?) in John Carter of Mars:

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Perhaps something made for 10mm or other small scale, that would look dog-sized next to a 15mm human?

Or something that could be easily converted?

Thanks,

Dan
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Eli Arndt Inactive Member16 Apr 2012 9:02 a.m. PST

I have used Copplestone 10mm orcs riding giant wolves as 15mm goblin wolf riders.

Not the same thing, but I imagine it works pretty well.

10mm dinos make good juveniles or alternate smaller species of 15mm dinos.

-Eli

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2012 11:12 a.m. PST

Hey guys,

I just started on the head of a Calot. I feel something is off about the face. You guys care to help me figure it out?

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Thanks,

Dan

Angel Barracks Inactive Member19 Apr 2012 6:38 a.m. PST

Here you go, one of each of my critters next to a 15mm figure:


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Michael.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2012 11:43 p.m. PST

Remember this?

Delenn: We do not have cats on Minbar. We have gokks.
Capt. John Sheridan: Gokks?
Delenn: Gokks. I think such creatures are an attempt by the universe to make sure that we never take ourselves too seriously.
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There's nothing like a loving pet to make us happy and keep us from "taking ourselves too seriously" . . . at least that's the effect my pets have always had on me. I'm sure the same must be true wherever there are pets in the universe.

My Keeshond girl turned 16 years old on Friday and, despite her years and arthritic hip problems, she still showed a zest for life and its simple pleasures:

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Unfortunately, in less than two days of her birthday, her congestive heart began filling her lungs with fluid. That lead to a lung infection. Because she never complained out loud for anything, we had no clue until she was already coughing blood. That was 2 a.m. Sunday morning. By 7 a.m. she lost her battle.

In my adult years, aside from my wife, I don't think I ever shared so much time with another living thing. Though I still have an 11-year old Border Collie and a 2-year old brindle Lab mix, both whom I love very much, losing my 16-year old girl has left a huge void.

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Kiwi, 16 years old, girl (front)
Cocoa, 11 years old, boy (right)
Pumpkin, 2 years old, girl (back)

My ribs and chest ache from all the crying I've done these last two days. It wasn't until now that I was able to sit down and share with you guys.

To my Kiwi. My sweet and gentle little princess. I miss you terribly.

Dan

SirFjodin Inactive Member30 May 2012 1:46 a.m. PST

POOR KIWI :(

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2015 9:53 p.m. PST

Guys,

Hard to believe it still, but I just lost Pumpkin last Friday to a sudden pancreatic infection. She was only 5.

The sweetest soul I've ever met.

Dan

Dave L10 Sep 2015 11:56 p.m. PST

I, too, have lost pets -- and being 61+, there have been a lot over time. It never gets any easier. They are part of the family and they will always be missed. Although I'm not a religious sort, I've always found the following poem quite comforting. My condolences to you and your family. May the good times you had with Pumpkin overcome the sense of loss.

Lend Me A Puppy

I will lend to you for awhile a puppy, God said,
For you to love her while she lives and to mourn for her when she is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe for two or three
But will you, till I call her back take care of her for me?

She'll bring her charms to gladden you and (should her stay be brief) you'll always have her memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise that she will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below I want this puppy to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life's land I have chosen you.
Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my puppy back again.

I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,"
For all the joys this puppy will bring, the risk of grief you'll run.
Will you shelter her with tenderness? Will you love her while you may?
And for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay.

But should I call her back much sooner than you've planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
If, by your love, you've managed my wishes to achieve,
In memory of her that you've loved, cherish every moment with your faithful bundle, and know she loved you too.

-Author Unknown

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2015 10:09 a.m. PST

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for that.

Dan

War Monkey11 Sep 2015 7:30 p.m. PST

Dan
I'm Sorry for your loss, your other dogs are just beautiful.

Dave L
Thanks for sharing that wonderful poem, I lost my "Daisy Girl" last year and I still miss her, she was the only dog that would follow me like a shadow, her son "Obie" stepped up to take her place and is now my new shadow. I know some day I will be missing him too.

tkdguy11 Sep 2015 8:10 p.m. PST

Dan, I'm sorry to hear about your dog. Stay strong.

Beautiful poem, Dave. Thanks for sharing.

Kealios12 Sep 2015 10:53 a.m. PST

Wow, off-topic, but the loss of my childhood dog was why I refused to get another one. At age 42, with my children already 10 and 8, I finally succumbed to their cries, and now we have 3 Yorkies.

The oldest is my favorite, but inside I am already cringing at the loss I know I will feel when he falls…

Still, better to have loved and lost…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2015 2:22 p.m. PST

Kealios,

Exactly.

Never deny yourself the opportunity to surround yourself with such purity of affections and, at the same time, to give them a chance to be in a loving home where they can be the happiest.

I have a feeling that humans will continue the "pack" symbiosis even as they colonize other worlds. We'll either bring them along to keep us sane on our long voyage or we'll defrost and grow them from embryos once we wake up at our destination planet/moon.

I'm definitely going to make my 15mm colonists have dogs at their side. Perhaps even include in the pack a few other more exotic companions too, as we encounter them on their native worlds.

Dan

War Monkey13 Sep 2015 8:48 p.m. PST

Peter Pig has sets of dogs, under his WWII/Civilians peterpig.co.uk

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