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Buckeye AKA Darryl01 Feb 2017 4:48 p.m. PST

I am looking for suggestions from the GZG ranges as stand ins for the Colonial Marines from the movie Aliens. Yes, I do know that Khurasan makes a fine range as I own some, but I really, really like the GZG style of sculpting and want to move to their figures, if any will do, for my Aliens gaming.

So, guys with combat rifles and underslung grenade launchers, auto guns, and wearing helmets and some light body armor. Do they exist?


Stuuuh Inactive Member01 Feb 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

Two choices other than GZG as they are more true to the movies in look are:

Khurasan's Mid-Tech Human Defence Forces in Light Armour

Friekorps/QRF Colonial Marines' Deep Space Marines

I have both, the Khurasan ones are a newer sculpt, but the Freikorps ones are a better match for new GZG figs in size. Freikoprs, Khurasan and GZG all make Xenomorphs.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Feb 2017 5:55 p.m. PST


Buckeye AKA Darryl01 Feb 2017 6:07 p.m. PST

Thanks, Stuuuh…but I did mention I own the Khurasan figs already…I am really looking for suggestions from the GZG offerings.

But I do appreciate the info!

WJAL2101 Feb 2017 6:17 p.m. PST

From GZG you have a good range of choice. NAC are an obvious choice. Colonial Militia. Or if you go to the Tomorrow's War range the RANG have that sort of look.

Grignotage01 Feb 2017 6:33 p.m. PST

I think the RANG are pretty slick and USCMC looking.

If you want to venture outside GZG, I would suggest Oddzial Osmy's Nova Vistula Legion.

Mako11 Inactive Member01 Feb 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

GZG's NAC range, and/or their Indonesian troops might work well too.

Buckeye AKA Darryl01 Feb 2017 7:35 p.m. PST

Oddzial Army…those are pretty good looking figures. Wonder how they match with GZG?

Thanks for all the suggestions, GZG and others. Much appreciated, folks!!!

nazrat01 Feb 2017 9:38 p.m. PST

OA figures match up nicely with GZG.

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Feb 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

What about the Colonial Defence Force. The rifles have under barrel grenade launchers.

erraticassassin Inactive Member02 Feb 2017 10:40 a.m. PST

The NAC marines are a pretty good fit and would be my preferred choice. Choice of colour scheme helps, of course; I tend to stick with something fairly close to the colours outlined in this splendid tutorial: link

It's also worthy picking some of GZG's spare heads for some headswaps to add a bit of character and variety.

Khurasan's Space Demons are probably the nicest alien stand-ins, but some of Pendraken's 10mm range work pretty well in 15mm.

McWong7302 Feb 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

GZG scilpts are larger than the Khurasan Aliens and USMC, a standing GZG figure is same height or taller than an Alien. Not a sledge of GZG, superb range, nor Khurasan which is equally superb.

Imho the NAC sculpts.are let down hy naf guns. The GZG Colonial Militia are a better choice.

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