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Offline fixedpoint

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Suggestions for inventor/scientist
« on: September 21, 2019, 11:21:03 PM »
I'm looking for a inventor or scientist figure that will fit into a weird west setting, so a victorian inventor/scientist would work but probably shouldn't be overtly steampunk. Hopefully, it would be a large 28mm so that it would fit with Knuckleduster, Black Scorpion and others.

Any ideas?

Offline War In 15MM

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Re: Suggestions for inventor/scientist
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 02:20:19 AM »
Have you considered the Reaper Chronoscope figures Professor L.T. Froschmeister, Scientist (50061) or Dr. Ervin Friedman, Mad Scientist (50046)?

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Suggestions for inventor/scientist
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 08:26:07 AM »
What would you like your scientist/inventor to look like?

Brigade Games has a character set including the doctor from Deadwood:
http://brigadegames.3dcartstores.com/BG-AWE001-Western-Characters-I-5_p_283.html

Pulp Figures has mad scientists:
https://pulpfigures.com/products/view/53


And some others that are somewhat more sane
https://pulpfigures.com/products/view/23


West Wind has some interesting figures as well
https://westwindproductions.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=65_98&product_id=1210
https://westwindproductions.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=65_98&product_id=286

Eureka Miniatures Pax Limpopo has some mad scientist types:
http://www.eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126_153_162&sort=3a

Offline fixedpoint

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Re: Suggestions for inventor/scientist
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 08:33:17 PM »
Thank you for the suggestions. Yeah, I should have been more specific about what I was looking for. I was imaging a character for a weird western setting like the inventor Clay from Six Gun Tarot and Shotgun Arcana books. Or something possibly like Nikola Tesla or a Dr Frankenstein in a victorian setting.

Reaper's Dr Freidman could work if painted in period colors. Also, using a doctor like the one from Brigade games is a great idea, but I really like the zany victorian figures from Pulp Figures, Eureka and Westwind. Fantastic!

I have figures from most of these manufacturers with the exception of Pulp Figures. How do they fit with other western figures? Are they about the scale of say Artizan or old Foundry? Or more like new Foundry, Knuckleduster or Black Scorpion?

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Suggestions for inventor/scientist
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 11:49:15 PM »
I'm a big fan of Pulp Figures, and find that in size they match pretty well with other figures in my collections, which contains Artizan, Crusader, Wargames Foundry and Eureka.  I don't have any Knuckleduster or Black Scorpion for comparison, sorry!