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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

Or converted/sculpted their own?**

This is the fella I'm talking about:
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Or something similar?

Dan
** I see that someone made an attempt at a 28mm version some time ago:
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

I can almost imagine him with a human sidekick (his own personal man-servant, mechanic), in this sort of armor:

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Dan

Vigilant15 Mar 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

Or a 28mm one for that matter. I found a book about "him" a while ago, great alternative history and some superb photo manipulations. A great addition to any pulp game.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

Vigilant,

You mean this book?

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Check out this "Iron Fireman" paperweight:

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They both remind me a lot of Bender from Futurama. :)

Dan

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

Or a 28mm one for that matter.

No boiler body but this might be close enough:

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Dynaman878915 Mar 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

FOr a second there I thought the bug had struck again.

Love that bot though.

Vigilant15 Mar 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

CC – That's the book.
28mm Fanatic – hadn't thought of those, wouldn't take much modifying either.

miniMo Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

And what are those?

Terry3715 Mar 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

If you only need one, shouldn't be too difficult to scratch make one from left over figures. I made the Tin Man for my Oz army by cutting, shaping and filing the body from a 25 MM horse, and then added, head, legs and arms, and am quite pleased with the result. For the head gear use a helmet from a 25 or 20 MM WWI British figure and you're all set.

Terry

malleman15 Mar 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

Dan,
I still have some of these:

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with the right paint,head swaps, and guns trimmed I think they may match. They are about 17mm tall.

Dwindling Gravitas17 Mar 2017 3:30 p.m. PST

I think the wrong scale, but perhaps the easieast to convert? (helmeted head!):

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

I guess I might need to give a 15mm version of this a shot, using spare bits and beads:

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I hope mine turns out to be half as nice.

Dan

Jakar Nilson19 Mar 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Seeing this thread, I had pondered about sculpting a 15mm version.

A few years back, I had converted some 15mm.co.uk robots that I got as a sample, inspired by Ashley Wood's World War Robot:

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Way bulkier than BP. Can't remember what the code of the original bots were. Very rectangular and stiff, with a TV head.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 10:42 p.m. PST

Wow! You almost captured the look.

Perhaps if done for 15mm but using a smaller body to leg ratio, and with the right head on it.

Dan

melfortuk22 Mar 2017 4:29 a.m. PST

check out hydra miniatures retro raygun robot legion minibots. Small enough for 15mm
Malcolm

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 12:31 p.m. PST

Small enough for 15mm?

I've gotta check them out then.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 10:36 p.m. PST

By the way, I've superimposed a grid pattern on a couple of pictures of Boilerplate. Each square is 1mm, and the robot would be around 18mm tall:

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Dan

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