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Guthroth29 Dec 2012 12:32 p.m. PST

Hi again.

It looks like the Ming's warocket is sorted, so now it's troopers.

There are so many 15mm sci-fi ranges now, can anyone suggest which would be best for Ming's thugs ?

I'm planning for HoTT, and looking at their behaviour in the film, I think hordes of 'infantry' supported by tripod mounted heavy weapons (Artillery and MG-types)



Moonbeast29 Dec 2012 12:54 p.m. PST

I assume you're talking about the Dino De Laurentis Flash Gordon from the 80's right? Have you tried Blue Moon? Perhaps these:

captainquirk Inactive Member29 Dec 2012 1:19 p.m. PST

Personally I like these for them:


davebill29 Dec 2012 6:54 p.m. PST

What about these?

corporalpat Inactive Member30 Dec 2012 7:50 a.m. PST

Not sure exactly what you have in mind for them but, besides Blue Moon, these are my favorite 15mm Sci-fi manufacturers.

Also, for a more old school flavor (read been around forever) I have always liked:

Hope you find what you want.

DHautpol03 Jan 2013 5:41 a.m. PST

The Flash Gordon film was aired in the UK over the holiday period.

I finally saw it in its entirety, rather than just odd clips; absolute tosh, but very entertaining.

Moqawama Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 6:33 a.m. PST

"I finally saw it in its entirety"

Due to my advanced age I was able to see it when it was originally released,

I remember that me and Dad were late but at the time they allowed you to enter the theater at any moment so the first time I watched it from the scene of Flash' "execution" onwards…

…being under 10 I thoroughly liked the experience but, being already rather knowledgeable in Flash Gordon's lore (due to the FILMATION's cartoon which was aired during those years) I somewhat resented the lack of Thun and disliked Doctor Doom's golden lookalike in the villains' ranks.


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 6:53 a.m. PST

Advanced age my…

I didn't take my daughter to it because she was just being born. ;->=

Painfully camp, yet, I also enjoyed the heck out of it. I really did find Flash himself the least sufferable part, though.

Filmation is not necessarily a bench mark, but probably better than the Buster Crabbe serials. (No, not old enough to have seen when first out…)

@Guthroch So, you aren't going with a DIY Ajax for your troops? ;->=


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 8:18 a.m. PST

Wow. That takes me back !!!

Let's see …I was 15 and living in New Orleans at the time (1980). I took "Debbie" (named changed to protect the "innocent"). She was older, 17, and knew stuff. We sat in the back row. Anyway, I left the theater with no clue what the movie was about.

I had to go to the theater again later, without her, just so I could focus on the film.


stenicplus03 Jan 2013 4:56 p.m. PST

Keen fans of the Flash Gordon film should watch Ted.

a) It's quite a funny if uncouth film
b) Flash is in it

CC, you lucky lucky thing.

Guthroth05 Jan 2013 9:06 a.m. PST

I am also old enough to have seen it at the local cinema first time around. Camper than a whole row of tents, but tremendous fun.

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Jan 2013 7:15 p.m. PST

Saw this in the theater more than once, and loved it every time. Sheer campy pulp sci-fi mayhem, hot women, and laser guns? What more could a man ask from life?evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop10 Jan 2013 11:55 a.m. PST

Bother- sorry I missed that on UK TV been trying to track down a copy.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2013 9:03 a.m. PST

A good friend of mine (since the early 80s) will begin many a phone call to me with

"Klytus, I'm boooored…"

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