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Miniatures Adventure => Future Wars => Topic started by: Argonor on June 10, 2018, 01:39:50 AM

Title: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: Argonor on June 10, 2018, 01:39:50 AM
As per headline: Are there some passable 15 mm Sci-Fi models that resembles USCM-soldiers (Aliens movie)?

There's a Sci-Fi version of Sellswords & Spellslingers in the making, and I have a bunch of small 'Space Demons' from Khurasan, and 'Alien Creatures'  from Pendraken, so I would like to make a small squad of Colonial Marines to fight them!
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: Argonor on June 10, 2018, 04:23:24 AM
These are not quite the models I am looking for, but might do...

http://www.rafm.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RAF&Product_Code=RAF07023&Category_Code=GRAV

Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: wolfgangbrooks on June 10, 2018, 05:42:00 AM
Mid-Tech Human Defence Forces in Light Armour, a couple of groups down:
http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/15mmscifi-infantry.html

Defence force Heavy Infantry Combat Vehicle, a bit more than halfway down:
http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/15mmscifi-vehicles.html

Also on that page: Heavy All Terrain Combat Vehicle. Near the top, can be used for the colony explorer vehicle from Aliens.

Various New Vistula Legion from O8?
https://www.picoarmor.com/product-category/sci-fi-15mm/
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: zrunelord on June 10, 2018, 12:29:31 PM
Your best bet is khurasan's exterminators ( follow the links wolf gave you)
(http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/t2700.jpg)
(http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/t2705.jpg)
(http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/t2706.jpg)
(http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/t2704.jpg)

Though I would look up Ground Zero Games extensive ranges also, as he has loads of different equipped infantry plus power armour if you want.
https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/15mm-stargrunt/infantry.html (https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/15mm-stargrunt/infantry.html)

Z
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: Argonor on June 10, 2018, 09:16:29 PM
Thankk you very much, both of you!
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: fastolfrus on June 10, 2018, 09:36:19 PM
There's also Brigade Models who have a variety of 15mm SF figures, including aliens and starship crewmen.
These chaps might do for what you are looking for:

http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/15mmSF/British/SF15-164.html

They do vehicles and terrain items too
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: Ahistorian on June 11, 2018, 05:05:09 PM
QRF have some in their small sci-fi range too
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: Mako on June 11, 2018, 10:54:44 PM
The Khurasan minis are quite nice.

Furuta also made a Marines vehicle too, which scales well with the 15mm minis.
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: Argonor on June 12, 2018, 06:38:42 PM
It seems I have some options!

Thanks, everybody!
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: johnl5555 on June 18, 2018, 06:00:34 PM
  I also like the 15mm QRF figs. They have Ripley and Newt too. They have an LT with a cap on. They also make face huggers and civilians. These paint up pretty nicely. They have a female smart gunner with a bandanna. Khurasan figs are nice! I just don't like that smart gun they carry at all.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: No Such Agency on June 19, 2018, 02:32:37 PM
Khurasan figs are nice!
Be warned that though I can't vouch for these troopers, I bought the nicley-sculpted KM "working class spaceship crew" (aka Sulaco crew), and they are SMALL.  Barely 15mm scale, and look like children next to a lot of other 15mm figures.  So, not so great for gaming.
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: Ahistorian on June 19, 2018, 06:50:30 PM
Whereas my Khurasan post-apoc and modern mercenaries are pretty much 18mm!
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: Argonor on June 20, 2018, 08:05:02 AM
Hmm, ok - I'll have to all this great info into consideration, thanks!

I have almost cleared enough space on my prepping station to begin cleaning and basing aliens, so the project should get started after the weekend, at the very latest (I start my five-night work period tonight, so have to sleep a lot during the days until Monday - AND the world Cup is on with Denmark participating after a long, long draught).
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: johnl5555 on June 20, 2018, 05:36:23 PM
Be warned that though I can't vouch for these troopers, I bought the nicley-sculpted KM "working class spaceship crew" (aka Sulaco crew), and they are SMALL.  Barely 15mm scale, and look like children next to a lot of other 15mm figures.  So, not so great for gaming.

I understand that. I love Rebel Minis! Great owner and loads of cool figs! However, a few of their 15mm scifi fig packs (mainly aliens) are more like 12mm. I was really disappointed by this. If I had known before hand I would not have ordered them. They were also the same price as the other 15mm figs. All the Khurasan infantry I have picked up so far are in scale. He does make some great stuff!

Thanks.

John
Title: Re: Not-USCM Models in 15 mm?
Post by: zrunelord on June 22, 2018, 06:14:30 AM
Generally, though this is not always the case,US minis are on the smaller side ( rebel minis, splintered light, clear horizon, darkest games,  khurasan, ACP, etc )
You can find different sizes made by the same company also , e.g US based micropanzer ( his gitungi are short & fat but scale well with Gzg)

EU based ones are a mix of sizes .
GZG are good.
Most of Brigade ( are good but the ones sculpted by PF are small)
TheScene are good.
O8 are somewhat smaller.
IonAge are good though some are small ( ikwen) and some are larger ( Prang )
Nuclear Shrimp are good ( resin but solid design).
White Dragon are small ( and brittle at the ankles due to their small size & being made of resin, though their  PA are very good ).
Ex Critical Mass now RalPartha are a mix of sizes but generally good.

Good means 18mm ish & small 15mm ish. Good doesn't mean better , just easier on the eyes to paint  ;)

See here for some size comparisons.

http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2018/02/black-earth-6mm-15mm-mini-size.html (http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2018/02/black-earth-6mm-15mm-mini-size.html).

http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2014/07/armies-army-commonwealth-minis_6.html (http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2014/07/armies-army-commonwealth-minis_6.html)

http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2014/01/gzg-new-nsl-size-comparisons.html (http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2014/01/gzg-new-nsl-size-comparisons.html)

I  have tried to list as many as I could remember, hope I got them all.

You can go through my blog for many more pics.

I often mix different makes as humaniods come in different sizes.

Z