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Author Topic: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search  (Read 2357 times)

Offline CommanderBaker

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Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« on: November 10, 2020, 03:00:48 AM »
I have started putting together a set of figures for Zona Alfa. I have some Russian NBC suit guys from Eureka and some guys from Lead Adventure. I'm looking for enemies like zombies and mutants.

Was curious where people had gotten their enemy models from and if you have pictures you would share?

thanks,
CB

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 07:56:07 AM »
My take on zone hostiles is a little different to that of the original, but assuming you are wanting hostiles true to the original location then there are lots of options.

If you are on Facebook then the author has a page called Stalker 7 which has lots of ideas from players, he also has a personal page Zona Alfa that has a list of useful miniature manufacturers as it's first post here:

https://www.facebook.com/ZONA-ALFA-161718998005351/

The author also has a webpage called Stalker 7 which covers all aspects of his work, not just Zona Alfa, and is a good source of inspiration.

For my personal zone it's on here under Zona Britaniya and I've detailed the source of my minis; I've also just started putting some bat reps up too.

Hope you survive the zone, Stalker.




Offline Dentatus

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 01:22:55 PM »
If you're sticking to the default East-European/decayed Soviet aesthetic, an inexpensive start would be a swarm of Reaper Bones rats (all sizes) and a set of Mantic Zombies. (can't go wrong with a big box of zombies)
After that, you'll most likely encounter human vermin in the form of Bandits. So any grubby, AK-wielding thug will do.
For larger mutants types, the field is wide open: Zombicide Invader figs, individual Reaper Bones or Mantic Plague miniatures are a good place to begin.
There are classes or levels of hostiles, not mandatory types, so whatever fits your taste and budget.
Welcome to the Zone and good luck.
Send up a flare if you get stuck. 

Offline Grah

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 01:39:22 PM »
Nolzurs Marvellous D&D Minis is one place I have gone to - I have some blink dogs I'm going to do something with. Also the Slaad and some Myconids. None painted yet but they will all be mutants of one sort or another on some zone run. 
You can use the vanilla mutant stats in the rules or tweak them a bit. I'm thinking the blink dogs are going to have a chance of fading out when you shoot at/kill them, rather than dying, and then reappearing next turn somewhere else random.

Other than that just raid your lead pile for monsters of any sort. If it is bigger than 40mm high it sounds like a Large Mutant. Or maybe you think your large figure is actually somewhat brittle - give it small mutant stats. As Patrick says - your zone, your rules  :)


Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 06:18:36 PM »
For the rats/vermin I used Anvil Rats.

This is four packs of them.

I am building some Studio Miniatures Zombies for the zombies (not finished yet). Here is an earlier example for scale against Crooked Dice's William Killian.

Not sure what to do for the Rad Ghouls, CD Fluke Shambles possibly.

I am using some Crooked Dice Militia for the bandits.

And some Crooked Dice Minions when the Karl restocks on the SAS gas mark heads.


I also have some "floral" challenges, I need to order some more when the gas mark heads are available.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2020, 06:28:12 PM by Ultravanillasmurf »

Offline CommanderBaker

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 03:48:47 PM »
Wow everyone thanks! I have a lot to look through now. I just started painting the Eureka NBC suit guys and working on terrain. My good friend who will be joining me in playing is printing out some terrain pieces on his 3d printer. I will start up another thread or rename this one to focus on the actual hobby pieces.

thanks again everyone, this is really helpful.

CB

Offline Iv.An.

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 04:16:32 PM »
Mantic Zombies (KoW).
Dye the rags of clothes in the remnants of modern (soviet/post-soviet) outfits.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Offline CommanderBaker

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2020, 06:38:38 PM »
Okay so far I went ahead and picked up some reaper rats for my vermin swarms., Picked up some zombies from eureka to be zombies or rad ghouls, I'll be using my eureka and lead adventure figures as both my crews and bandits for now

I still need something to be my mutants and my wolves equivalent.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2020, 06:57:51 PM »
I forgot the dogs.
I have some Crooked Dice Attack Dogs awaiting painting (so here is a CD version)

https://crooked-dice.co.uk/product/attack-dogs/

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2020, 07:45:31 PM »
I used GWs goblins from their Hobbit range for rad-ghouls. I made minimal changes, but you could easily snip off the existing weapons and replace them with something a little more modern looking, such as crowbars or pieces of pipe for clubs.

Offline Dentatus

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2020, 02:08:24 AM »
For wolves, look at Zombicide figs on eBay. Or Reaper Bones.

What flavor mutants? Again, you can find giant rats, worms, spiders, leeches, scorpions, etc at Reaper. Or Zombicide Invader aliens. Or there's Mantic Plague figs and their ghouls to consider.

Offline Iv.An.

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2020, 10:28:49 AM »
North Star Military Figures presents new giant >rats<

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2020, 08:18:14 PM »
Wargames Atlantic have a boxed set of plastic Dark Ages Irish that includes 10 dogs, so I picked up a box to use the dogs. Luckily I have a use for some of the figures (needed a large group of scruffy ragged poorly armed Scots for 1689, and these chaps look passable).
Gary, Glynis, and Alasdair (there are three of us, but we are too mean to have more than one login)

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: Zona Alfa - Miniature Search
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2020, 08:26:24 PM »
Necromunda's phelynx cats without their fins look great for ZA



 

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