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Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member14 Jul 2012 6:33 p.m. PST

New teaser on the Brigade Models blog:


Looking forward to those being on the market. Loved the 6mm versions.

AVAMANGO Inactive Member15 Jul 2012 12:00 a.m. PST

Oooo i've been waiting for these i plan to use them as generic power armoured assault/shock troops and i have to say by the looks of things the wait has been well worth it…

republic of tolworth Inactive Member15 Jul 2012 1:33 a.m. PST

Excellent! I've been waiting for these. Happy bunny now.

Eclipsing Binaries15 Jul 2012 4:43 a.m. PST

Nice one!! I'll have some of those. No idea what faction they'll fit in with, but when has that ever bothered me before…

(Major Disaster) Inactive Member15 Jul 2012 8:00 a.m. PST

Tony, a tease indeed! I already have a couple hundred of the 6mm ones now I have to get at least 40 of those in 15mm when they are released! laugh

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member15 Jul 2012 8:02 a.m. PST

I'm with AVAMANGO – they'll be generic suits for me, probably a "corporate power armor" design that gets used by lots of different forces, sometimes even on both sides of a conflict.

I've actually been using the little 6mm versions as teeny-tiny aliens in PA for 15mm games.

AVAMANGO Inactive Member15 Jul 2012 12:02 p.m. PST

Thus far i have designated the few units i will be getting for use with my soon to be purchased Rusky force or a high tech Militia / police force.

erraticassassin15 Jul 2012 2:36 p.m. PST

Ooo… I rather like the look of these as not-Terminators for 15mm Space Hulk, pitted against some Space Demons…

wehrmacht16 Jul 2012 10:15 a.m. PST

Excellent not-MaK suits… way to go Tony!

Personal logo Tony Francis Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jul 2012 1:21 p.m. PST

Well, it seems these are popular !

Time for a quick straw poll – Phil and I are both of the opinion that most people probably wouldn't want separate arms on the figures – it's just too fiddly in 15mm (except where it's unavoidable, such as the missile and heavy weapon gunners). But it would be incredibly flexible, you'd be able to mix'n'match arms and create a lot of variation.

So I might as well ask – what would be the general view of having all of the figures with separate arms ? A pack of 6 figures would come with 15-18 arms, so there would be a few extras. A welcome feature that allows the gamer to create their own set of unique poses, or just over-fiddly ?

Eclipsing Binaries16 Jul 2012 1:23 p.m. PST

Seperate arms, as long as there are small pins or nubs of some sort to accomodate attaching them to the figure.

republic of tolworth Inactive Member16 Jul 2012 1:27 p.m. PST

I usualy do conversions on 10mm stuff so I'd be happy with arms on or off, happy either way.

However I do agree with EB that 'nubs' would make the process a lot easier.

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member16 Jul 2012 1:44 p.m. PST

Ball sockets would be my preference, pin-and-socket secondary, fixed castings least so – but not a deal killer anyway, especially if simpler casting keeps the costs down.

Maybe a compromise and make the weapon arms seperate but cast the left arms as part of the body – assuming that's viable based on the poses?

Personal logo Tony Francis Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jul 2012 1:51 p.m. PST

The arms all came with locator pins (the sculptor was very good at his job) but the holes are hard to cast unless very shallow, the mould will just tear off in the hole – so you'd need a Dremel or equivalent.

Maybe a compromise and make the weapon arms seperate but cast the left arms as part of the body assuming that's viable based on the poses?

That might be the best of both worlds – it would make casting easier/more reliable too. Brownie point to the Chief Lackey there !

AVAMANGO Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 12:00 a.m. PST

I also like Chief Lackey idea it is the best of both world's but could we also get a couple of left handed troops just for a bit more variety…

Personal logo Tony Francis Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jul 2012 1:45 a.m. PST

@AVAMANGO – probably not, sorry – the sculpting has already been done and we only have right-handers frown

stroezie17 Jul 2012 2:28 a.m. PST

+1 for seperate weapon arms

If there's a few more arms in each pack it will also make it easyer to tailor your squad size to your game system.
Will definately be getting some of these.Do you have any idea if they'll be ready for Crisis 2012 in november?

doublesix6617 Jul 2012 3:17 a.m. PST

Tony looks like I'm gonna need a bigger cupboard :)

+1 for separate arms or at least the weapon arm being separate

Gunner Dunbar17 Jul 2012 3:28 a.m. PST

Seperate arms for me thanks.

McWong7317 Jul 2012 4:19 a.m. PST

Single cast for me, I know how fiddly modelling 15mm can be.

AVAMANGO Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 4:35 a.m. PST

Single cast for me, I know how fiddly modelling 15mm can be.

That's whats bothering me and why i thought just a separate weapon arm would be best all round as that gives the buyer plenty of variation while still having a robust miniature with at least one arm that wont pop off during game play.

Komorigumo Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 6:39 a.m. PST

Another vote for seperate arms. I'm looking forward to these being released regardless of how they end up being cast.

Stuuuh Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 7:06 a.m. PST

I'd prefer separate arms.

On another note, any chance of a size comparison pic? Are these going to be 'form fitting' PA like GZG, or are they buklier/taller than a typical fig?

McWong7317 Jul 2012 8:55 a.m. PST

I'm very likely to buy some either way, but I just know that without proper pinning the arms will pop off. And having had to pin arms on to 15mm conversions I honestly want to avoid that if possible. The other problem is that being so small you could end up using too much glue in attaching them and end up obstructing detail or messing up the model.

Umpapa17 Jul 2012 2:11 p.m. PST

Separate arms with pins.

Sockets are not needed. Drilling is easy. I can drill my own sockets, but I have not succeeded with pining such small structure.

Personal logo Tony Francis Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jul 2012 2:38 p.m. PST

Seems like an overwhelming majority for separate weapon arms then (sorry McWong frown). I've put some together this evening and it only took a few minutes with a dremel. There are pins cast on the arms so it's straightforward enough.

@stroezie – ready long before Crisis, I'm expecting sometime in August.

@Stuuh – will do some ASAP, they're a pretty chunky size.

republic of tolworth Inactive Member17 Jul 2012 3:05 p.m. PST

Chunky is good!

Personal logo Tony Francis Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jul 2012 2:06 a.m. PST

Comparison photo on the blog –

Stuuuh Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 6:48 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comparison pics Tony.

republic of tolworth Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 7:14 a.m. PST

Yep, thanks for the photos. Just the right size for what I wanted. Huzzah some excellent power armour I like for once!

Time to start saving my pennies.

AVAMANGO Inactive Member18 Jul 2012 7:49 a.m. PST

Perfect size just what i was hoping for…

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