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Legion 422 Feb 2016 3:56 p.m. PST

Khurasan link

MBrewington22 Feb 2016 4:03 p.m. PST

You might check around for the Starship Troopers Micromachines

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I think some of them would work pretty well in 15mm

Personal logo cloudcaptain Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2016 4:13 p.m. PST

For Exosuits:

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Low/Mid-Tech Insurgent Humans in Ballistic Vests would be good for Light MI from the movie.

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The Mid-Tech Humans in Full (Carapace) Body Armour on the same page would work for MI from the Roughnecks Cartoon.

RavenscraftCybernetics22 Feb 2016 5:04 p.m. PST

gzg but the bugs have parrot beaks.

KJdidit22 Feb 2016 10:39 p.m. PST

Don't hold your breath for the Aranae figures. They've been on 'preview' status for something like 4 years, and there's no sign of an imminent release.

GUNBOAT23 Feb 2016 2:29 a.m. PST

Try this site
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VonBlucher23 Feb 2016 7:05 a.m. PST

We did starship troopers back in the 80's utilizing Citadel's Traveler figures and plastic Bugs. I think the Traveler range is still being produced by RAFM.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2016 9:12 a.m. PST

The Traveller/Striker range is indeed still being produced by RAFM, who happens to have a 30% sale going on right now:

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Khurasan teases us with several fits and starts to figure lines. Regardless, with the Intruders (i.e. Skinnies), at least one can do true book canon Starship Troopers. I have ZERO interest in the movies…just pure crap when it comes to Heinlein's classic work.

john lacour23 Feb 2016 9:16 a.m. PST

WOW. Just terrible figures…

Mute Bystander23 Feb 2016 9:30 a.m. PST

john lacour,

Which figures are you referencing?

Mako1124 Feb 2016 12:41 a.m. PST

I always thought the GZG UNSC Hardsuits looked like how I envisioned the real Starship Troopers would be equipped, based upon the novel.

They're excellent sculpts.

I suspect you could go with various plastic "bugs" for the bugs. Those sold by various shops might be pretty useful. and far less expensive than metal, or resin ones, e.g. those shops selling nature toys, and/or your local equivalent of the old "5 and dime" stores, now.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2016 7:24 a.m. PST

I think JL is referring to the RAFM figs…they are MUCH better in person…and really hold up well to some of today's sculpts.

I am re-reading ST for about the twentieth time, and while I love the Khurasan Earthdoom range, they still do not feel like book figures for me.

In reading the raid against the skinnies, it sounds like the suit was much closer to man size based on how it fit into the shell and how the other troopers could interact with each other (Jelly checking health stats with a push of a button on Jenkins' suit, Ace and Rico making the pick up on Flores, how tight Rico describes the fit within the drop shell).

The skinnies wore no clothing and were 8-9 feet tall…from a Khurasan suit perspective I am not certain if a trooper would care as the Khurasan suit is huge! Not sure if that makes sense what I just wrote, but a trooper in a suit, based on what Khurasan offers, would tower over a skinny. I do not think that is the case in the book.

And the bugs should be eight-legged creatures with weapons for soldiers. The Khurasan offering looks correct, and yet it is the one thing they do not have out yet! :)

Those GZG UNSC look good, but I do not see a Y rack (I could be missing it).

I like the GZG NSL power armor better:

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KJdidit25 Feb 2016 8:00 a.m. PST

I got tired of waiting for the Aranae and settled for using Khurasan's other offerings (no flying bugs yet; have some, but have yet to take a brush to them):

TK 42125 Feb 2016 11:51 a.m. PST

KJdidit, How did you make that terrain? It looks fantastic.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian25 Feb 2016 3:25 p.m. PST

Well, these are 1/72 scale, but they were based upon SST the novel in no uncertain terms:

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If you can go with 1/72 scale Cap Troopers, bug size can be rather relative as long as the bugs get the job done…evil grin

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Logain25 Feb 2016 4:07 p.m. PST

That looks like a Zuzzy mat.

wmyers04 May 2019 1:07 a.m. PST

That is an interesting post about the 1/72 figures, but the link does not work.

What make are they and are they still available?

dragon613 May 2019 10:21 p.m. PST

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Those are McEwan's Starguard Power Armor.

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