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Offline Snafu

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Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:08:55 PM »
A while ago I found old Miniatures from Ral Partha.  These are from Shadowrun, showing STRIPER aka TIKKI, a weretiger assassin.



















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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 08:48:34 PM »
That's a blast from the past.  I should really re-read those old SR books, some of them were pretty good.  Think Wolf & Raven was the best of them, at least out of the relatively few I've read.

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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 09:14:16 PM »
2XS wax my favourite, good work
Knowing my luck, I would throw the pin and still be holding the grenade - gulp!

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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 03:44:44 PM »
Nice one. I’ve been contemplating about collecting these memories from my teenage years, but would only do so if they will fit into my collection.

How big are SR minis? Do they fit with either GW‘s Dark Future (i.e. 20mm to eye level) or the Copplestone Future Warriors?

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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 05:10:42 PM »
Nice one. I’ve been contemplating about collecting these memories from my teenage years, but would only do so if they will fit into my collection.

How big are SR minis? Do they fit with either GW‘s Dark Future (i.e. 20mm to eye level) or the Copplestone Future Warriors?

Closer to 25mm scale than anything, at least what was called 25mm in the late 80s/early 90s.  They're smallish by common modern scales, which seem to start at 28mm "heroic" and wander up from there.  Look pretty good next to 25mm Stargrunt IMO.

Offline Snafu

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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 07:11:17 PM »
 A part of my bookshelf  :D



A size comparison

Guy in the middle is scale 1:87 H0


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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 09:23:24 PM »
Thanks a lot, Snafu! Might be too big for my collection. Bit then, they have have trolls...and these don’t have this problem.

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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2019, 07:38:15 AM »
How cool! I've just finished reading 'Find Your Own Truth' (the finale in he Sam Verner trilogy) and I read 'Striper Assassin' a while ago, so these are very cool to see. And nice painting on her tiger form too! But honestly, I think the sculpts are too silly for Striper lol. I was expecting a cool trenchcoat, mirrorshades, cigarillos and a much more menacing pose. This model looks more like an angry citizen, not one of the most infamous assassins.
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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 01:34:20 PM »
How cool! I've just finished reading 'Find Your Own Truth' (the finale in he Sam Verner trilogy) and I read 'Striper Assassin' a while ago, so these are very cool to see. And nice painting on her tiger form too! But honestly, I think the sculpts are too silly for Striper lol. I was expecting a cool trenchcoat, mirrorshades, cigarillos and a much more menacing pose. This model looks more like an angry citizen, not one of the most infamous assassins.
I am with you.  That we look at it this way, possibly shows a kind of improvement in sculting within the last 30 years.The sculpt for the tiger form  for me also is way to small und thin.

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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019, 01:50:21 PM »
I am with you.  That we look at it this way, possibly shows a kind of improvement in sculting within the last 30 years.The sculpt for the tiger form  for me also is way to small und thin.

No "possibly" involved.  Minis have come a long way, and while there are some evergreen classics that hold up well (I was just waxing nostalgic about GW's original Ambull mini) an awful lot of older stuff is, well awful older stuff.

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Re: Striper aka Tikki, a weretiger assassin from Shadowrun
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2019, 03:50:30 PM »
I'm a big fan of the Striper/Tikki character and the novels feturing her. Probably my favourite SR character along with Derek Montgomery.

It is for this reason that I have to point out that she is described as having crimson red fur with black stripes in here wereform 8) That being said, her metahuman-form sculpt in no way resembles how she is described in the novels (asian looks, close cropped hair with a tuft falling over her forehead).

It's a little sad and a missed opportunity from Ral Partha since they have many excellent sculpts.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2019, 03:55:27 PM by Cherno »