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Author Topic: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log  (Read 1879 times)

Offline TripleBackflip

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2021, 09:08:35 AM »
Could you show a picture of the BTD Ace you mentioned?

I have some Daleks that were a bit wonky but beyond that I've been lucky

Offline Hat Guy

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2021, 11:08:58 PM »
She's long been sold sorry, but I'll dig through some old photos on the off chance.

Speaking of photos, it's been a grey week here, and when it's been nice, I've been at work, so nothing new to show sorry. I did pick up a new mini for a [very] obscure character, but I have a pile of classic Citadel fantasy to go through on a commission, so that may have to wait a bit too.  :?

So in order to keep my steam up on this project, I'll be talking about how I plan to play my games, some fun theory and headcannon and other bits and pieces. So that the thread stays visually interesting, I'll be posting some relevant images and some random shit like this:



I made a bunch of memes using New Who quotes with Classic Doctors for fun and to torment someone in my RPG group, so maybe we'll be seeing them throughout this project.

Current Who fix: Sword of Orion (8th Doctor Audio)

I'll go into it in depth later, but my plan for most Doctor Who minis game is actually to adapt The Doctor Who Roleplaying Game published by Cubicle 7 for tabletop play. For those who enjoy RPGs but want to get away from the "combat loop" from other systems, C7DWRPG is excellent and there's lots of fan content out there for it. I've run it a couple of times and always enjoyed it.
For some games, I'll be using Warpath Firefight, Wars of Insurgency and maybe even some stripped-down Secrets of the Third Reich for when I want to do something like UNIT fighting aliens or Dalek Civil War. But let's leave it there for now, because I think I see some sun coming through the office window.

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2021, 11:10:29 PM »
Ok, got some decent light so I was able to get this picture:



My collection of Anachronaunts for superhero gaming (human warriors pulled from throughout time to fight for/against Kang/Immortus) also works nicely for a The War Games style game. I mean, if I'm wargaming Doctor Who, it makes sense to wargame The War Games, right? I'm thinking a multi-Doctor story where the War Chief has been resurrected during the Faction Paradox war and a few more of the "fighty" Companions have been drawn in.

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2021, 11:08:00 PM »
Had a stroke of luck and found some half-price minis at work while dusting (no, really).


Sorry, Google Photos refuses to rotate it properly.

Now The Dominators is hardly a true classic, but for $5AUD a mini, I was fairly chuffed. I have to say, the production on the packaging is amazing, I can see where some of the costs come from now.












Thanks Sheriden!

Now, the minis, of course are where I get let down, the Dominators are weirdly tall, the Quarks far too short and neither seems to be in scale with the plastic Daleks from the Exterminate! box.  :?

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2021, 02:17:20 PM »
Not to quibble, but are they really that far off, at least from each other?  Dominators were pretty tall, and Quarks quite short:







Jamie's not exactly the tallest companion ever, but he's certainly dwarfed there.

Offline TripleBackflip

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2021, 05:59:25 PM »
Arent the Warlord games ones 32mm? Is there much of a difference?

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2021, 08:36:51 PM »
I'll have to take some comparison shots when I have a day off to show what I mean, but the range really looks all over the place in terms of scale. I know it must have been tricky to work with old production stills and those DVD fan documentaries, but I'm reminded of an article in Fanatic where one of GW's sculptors talked about keeping a current edition Space Marine on his desk to maintain a sense of scale.

I'll admit though, "being in a weird scale to prevent compatibility with other ranges" is a major bugbear of mine with miniature wargames. I'm not sure if it was Warlord or the BBC, but having a huge range of 28mm historical miniatures and not having your Doctor Who range fit with that just seems like a bad way to move units. Get a sprue of Jacobites with Troughton and Jaime or Dark Age Warriors with your Sontarons, you know, stuff like that.

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2021, 03:18:37 PM »
I'll admit though, "being in a weird scale to prevent compatibility with other ranges" is a major bugbear of mine with miniature wargames.

Can't argue with that.  Hawk (and now TTC) lost a hell of a lot of sales by going with 10mm for Dropzone Commander, Malifaux's range is mostly worthless since all their human-ish figs are grossly out of scale with everything, and GW's endless scale creep is a huge turnoff for me and a lot of others.

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2021, 12:06:23 AM »
Ok so here's a picture that hopefully demonstrates what I'm talking about:


Warlord Tetrap, Quark, Dominator, Dalek and Crooked Dice Pertwee.

Ok, so some of the models seem to scale well to Pertwee, but some don't and the Warlord stuff just looks all over the place next to each other. At least, that's my take? It's not a dealbreaker, just kind of annoying that the models from the same company don't match each other all that well.

Offline TripleBackflip

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2021, 07:40:51 PM »
I see, I might just stick to BTD for now, they're not perfect but their stuff fits together at least.

Mind you, that Dalek sure is pretty :-*

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2021, 10:41:57 PM »
Been pretty busy with work, so haven't gotten much painting done, but I did find these in my favourite comic store (All Star Comics Melblourne):



Haven't finished reading them yet, but Frobisher and Absolom Daak are in them, so that's cool.  :D

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Re: String and Sticky-back Plastic - Who Project Log
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2021, 10:10:17 PM »
Not a big update sorry, but some Who-related content on my blog:

https://leadcapes.blogspot.com/2021/11/obligatory-doctor-who-fancasting-post.html

And here's another filler-picture to keep the thread looking good.


 

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