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ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa30 Nov 2019 4:13 a.m. PST

Right, jumping on the science fictioning WWII stuff bandwagon been thinking about using PSC 15mm figures as base for creating an infantry force to go with my scrap-build project and even before that. Ages ago I was thinking about producing a neo-Soviet force based on WWII Soviets from PSC inspired by Copplestone's neo-Soviets. Pro's hard plastic which is easy to cut and glue and GS, con's some of them look quite spindly ie accurately proportioned, compared to a lot of other 15mm sci-fi figures.

Any thoughts, anyone tried this, IIRC its been floated by other posters?

Von Trinkenessen30 Nov 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

check out Peter Pig 15mm heads great for 15mm conversion.

Thresher0130 Nov 2019 12:21 p.m. PST

Just buy some QRF West Germans – Bundeswehr.

Some have RPGs with very large heads for anti-tank work, and their weapons and kit make them look suitable for Planetary Defense Force personnel.

Paint as desired, for your Sci-Fi look.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2019 8:34 p.m. PST

More than one WW2 weapon has been converted to an energy weapon by the addition of a bit of thread between the weapon and some object on the miniature (backpack, canteen, gas mask bag) that can be the power pack. Maybe trim the weapon a little with an X-acto knife. Paint appropriately.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Dec 2019 4:50 p.m. PST

US in Great Coats are good for Browncoats

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2019 8:40 p.m. PST

Here are some Battlefront Soviets that I sci-fi'ed by adding visors (coffee-stirrer straws that I clipped up), antennas, and then 3D-printed backpacks and heavy weapons from my webstore on Shapeways. I even managed to make a couple drone handlers!





ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa02 Dec 2019 10:54 a.m. PST

Cool, pretty much what I'm aiming for, like the drone handlers – though it looks like someone bought along their toy OH-6 helicopter!

Though I succumbed to a Black Friday box of PSC Cold War Soviets.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2019 4:47 p.m. PST

Yeah, I bought the OH-6 from PicoArmor, and the other is a fleet-scale starfighter from Brigade Models. Good times!

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa07 Dec 2019 3:42 a.m. PST

Got my PSC Soviet's and very nice too, like the style, no idea about their accuracy (though the same kneeling guy on the support weapons sprues has a slightly bent AK).

Might just use them straight from the box as low tech militia!

Sherlockgeek07 Dec 2019 10:00 a.m. PST

I would recommend the Team Yankee Israel Pereh Anti-Tank unit. Just cut the barrel off or the T-44 model

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