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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Aug 2022 6:44 a.m. PST

Like the title says, I'm looking for someone that makes or sells 15mm or smaller Martian Tripods and such, (Other than the AQTMF models which aren't really 15mm). If you know of any, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Aug 2022 7:04 a.m. PST

Rebel has some IIRC

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2022 7:55 a.m. PST

Pendraken has a 60mm tall and a 40mm tall version. To my eye, they would need tentacles added (Dremel drill, wire, and Bob's your Martian uncle). Perhaps a bit small for 15mm, but the price is nice and Pendraken's service is legendary.

DyeHard03 Aug 2022 11:25 a.m. PST

OK, I am a bit confused.

"AQTMF models which aren't really 15mm"
The figures are about 18mm, but as there is no prototype, how can the Tripod not be suited for 15mm figure?
Or do you want a tripod that only stands 15mm? Which I guess would work well with 3mm figures.

"The height of the tripods is unclear, a newspaper article describes them to be over 100 feet tall (30 m)" so at 1/100 scale (good for 15mm figures) a tripod would stand 300mm tall or nearly a foot. The AQotMF line was to include such griants, but I do not think too many were made. So you are looking a scale models and not wargame figures for that.

The Pegasus
War of the Worlds 2005 "Alien Tripod" model kit 1/144 scale stand 15 inches high, and cost about $60. USD

The Pegasus
War of the Worlds 1953 Martian War Machine Model Kit it the hovering type, with a 10.5 inch wingspan, place it on a telescoping tube, it would be impresive.

Tin Soldier has one like the Classic Comics at 9.5 high

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For a more Victorian take:
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or
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There is WOTW Martian Fighting Machine TRIPOD from Midnight Models:
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For gaming, if you want more than one tripod, I suggest thinking smaller.
This is what I did while waiting for the AQotMF tripods:

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As shown here:
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The figure was from Monsterpocalypse game, I see there are some still, but I suspect much larger.

DyeHard03 Aug 2022 12:09 p.m. PST

If you have a 3-D printer these free STLs might be useful:
Crude
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Stylized
thingiverse.com/thing:14657
Big eyed
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As above but sub assembled
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Another as above
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Simple cool original design
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Cartoony Victorian look
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Three more Victorian style
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Sphere type
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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 8:34 a.m. PST

Dyehard.

Thanks for the info. To clarify, I am looking for Tripods for use with 15mm figures or smaller.

And thanks but I don't have a 3D printer.

DyeHard04 Aug 2022 3:17 p.m. PST

This is one of my favorite subjects.

I was a big backer of All Quiet on the Martian Front (AQotMF).
Too bad I lost my shirt on it, I had two pledges maxed-out on it. I did get some of the extras, like trenches, but none of the larger models. Thousands of dollars in "rewards" that were never delivered.

If you can score some basic AQotMF walkers, they are good for 15mm. Perhaps if you explain what you do not like, or what you are looking for in more detail. I can guide you to something.

The Tin Soldier, which are listed as for 1/64th scale, are actually quite fine.
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But at $40 USD each, not budget minded.
I would suggest reducing the length of the tubes for the legs. Shorter and more stable, and better suited for 15mm.
I like their style best of all.

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D6 Junkie04 Aug 2022 8:43 p.m. PST

Murphy, I suggest the Martian Empires tripods. I have sever and really liked them. If you want them not as tall leave off the leg extension like I did.
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Jim Webster07 Aug 2022 9:58 p.m. PST

Iliada Game Studio have one which stands 80mm tall. It's technically 1/600 but at that height it's big enough for 1/300

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They are $3 USD each

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