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The H Man25 Feb 2022 3:24 p.m. PST

This was fun to paint. Great pose.


I love fantasy and historical, but alas get sent almost no science fiction!??? I must be doing something wrong?

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2022 5:12 p.m. PST

It is a nice pose

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2022 6:58 a.m. PST

I find people will send me (almost) any sort of casting I pay for.

If you're a professional painter, I'd suggest that SF gaming seems to be especially blessed with proprietary units and associated uniforms, scale creep and "no longer supported" armies. It would be some good questions for the Great Wargaming Survey, but I bet that, compared with historicals and even fantasy, SF armies are built quicker and more to a formula--and discarded faster when the rules go out of production or the next movie tanks.

More SF RPGs might help.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2022 10:58 a.m. PST

Great job on a great miniature.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2022 2:32 a.m. PST

Nice, kinda looks like a gothic version of a certain character in the Bad Batch…at least to me!


The H Man27 Feb 2022 1:39 p.m. PST


I am thinking that historical and fantasy have more older players, so people with less time, less eyesight and more money to pay someone else to do it.

I think the bigger comps push painting your own very hard, selling paints and having painting guides. Sucking kids into "their" hobby (buying stuff).

Some of the most popular historical rules, for example, typically offer little to nothing in painting advice. On the other hand, the most popular sci fi certainly does!

Also with Sci fi, your usually in a particular area, or franchise. Whereas most fantasy is orcs and goblins and elves, more generic. I don't think there is a generic sci fi, in the same way. So sci fi is a little less impulse, flight of fancy, purchase and more a definite consideration that you probably plan in advance to paint??

I'm sure I'm somewhere near the mark?

The H Man24 Jun 2022 1:11 a.m. PST


Maybe the drought is over.

The more marines the better.

QUATERMASS17 Aug 2022 7:07 a.m. PST

I like the design and while the pose is cool personally when it comes to "playing pawns" my preference is standing figures.
Nice paint job I like the brown leather trousers look good.
Copplstone does some generic sci-fi troopers as dose cp miniatures and anvil industry's and pig iorn I could go on.

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