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Author Topic: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.  (Read 2582 times)

Offline eilif

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2022, 09:29:02 PM »
If scaling with Cadians, it's the proportions and bulk rather than the height that I think is the big factor.

To that end, the Stargrave plastics are one of the best options.  They are a mm or two shorter to the eyeline, but the proportions are dead-on for GW-chunk.

In fact, alot of the figures sculpted by Mark Copplestone (who also did much of the Stargrave metals I think...) will have similar heft.   Copplestone castings and EM4 (formerly Grenadier) Future warriors figures will look pretty good with them.

I'll think on what else I've got and what else might be compatible...




Offline KGatch113

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2022, 10:08:46 PM »

Thanks for the tip about Copplestone!

Offline pancakeonions

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2022, 11:15:12 PM »
I backed this guy's recent kickstarter: https://www.starschlock.com/

And was really happy with what I got.  They scale nicely with the GW 40K humanoid figures of the 90s / 00s, and would add some nice flavor to any sci fi offering.  Plus: undead astronauts!  https://www.starschlock.com/product/necronauts-a

Offline KGatch113

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2022, 06:43:02 AM »


They look nice.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2022, 07:08:08 AM »
Scale shot of a Maelstrom's Edge Epirian Master Bot Handler (a very "Saving Private GroundHog" exo-suit, but at least the soldier is wearing trousers).


Cannon Fodder and Stargrave


Crooked Dice's William Killian and Cannon Fodder


Anvil Industries Martian Fusileer with William Killian.

Offline KGatch113

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2022, 07:25:22 AM »
Scale shot of a Maelstrom's Edge Epirian Master Bot Handler (a very "Saving Private GroundHog" exo-suit, but at least the soldier is wearing trousers).


Cannon Fodder and Stargrave


Thank you for those comparison shots!

I reallllly wanted to use the Unity Council stuff for this game...wish they would retool it. I'm probably going to get a ton of Anvils guns because they look so generic.

Crooked Dice's William Killian and Cannon Fodder


Anvil Industries Martian Fusileer with William Killian.



Thanks for the comparison shots. So the Cadian is a squatter and thicker than the Maelstroms Edge....and the Stargrave guy is the same next to the Cannon Fodder, while the CD figure is skinny....good to know!
« Last Edit: July 02, 2022, 07:27:52 AM by KGatch113 »

Offline eilif

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2022, 04:07:03 AM »
Another figure line that might (or might not) be a smidge shorter, but has the same chunky proportions is Pig Iron Productions, especially the Kolony line. There's Militia, Rebels and Ferals and there's a pretty neat interchangeable head system.

Offline KGatch113

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2022, 11:39:22 PM »
Testing

« Last Edit: July 17, 2022, 12:31:25 AM by KGatch113 »

Offline Littlearmies

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2022, 10:38:33 AM »
As well as the North Star Stargrave line have you considered some of their Frostgrave stuff? The Cultists and Soldiers sprues would be the obvious choices for bodies and some heads but I imagine the two Wizard packs might be useful as well.

The Perry plastic Afghans are WAY bigger than their other plastics - I compared them with some Perry metal figures from the Crusades range and they were a head taller, they are also taller than the Empress metal Afghans - but they might be useful for for Grimdark Desert units with some new weapons.

Finally, Wargames Atlantic have some useful stuff in their sci-fi range and for civilians have you looked at the Warlord Games 2000AD figures? - I've no idea about sizing but some of them look like they'd fit into a homebrew setting.

Offline KGatch113

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2022, 08:42:29 PM »

Offline si2

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2022, 10:54:05 AM »
Another figure line that might (or might not) be a smidge shorter, but has the same chunky proportions is Pig Iron Productions, especially the Kolony line. There's Militia, Rebels and Ferals and there's a pretty neat interchangeable head system.
I'd second Pig Iron. I run them as Veteran Guard at Kill Team events. They fit in well and always get interest - I have valhallans for proper GW funded events in GW premises where GW must be on the table :) I converted a load with GW weapons, arms and stuff.

Offline KGatch113

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2022, 10:57:03 AM »
I'd second Pig Iron. I run them as Veteran Guard at Kill Team events. They fit in well and always get interest - I have valhallans for proper GW funded events in GW premises where GW must be on the table :) I converted a load with GW weapons, arms and stuff.

Those look great! I did not know Pig Iron did greatcoats!

Offline Ragsta

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2022, 09:54:27 PM »
Those look awesome - I love Pig Iron stuff as a sci fi choice for my models.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2022, 05:59:47 PM »
I forgot about the Great Escape Games Gunfighters (with added Stargrave).

GW Cadian lasgun or Wargames Atlantic cannon Fodder arms would work just as well.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Non GW figures that scale with Cadians etc.
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2022, 06:37:13 PM »
Thatís a pretty cool kitbash- has a bit of a Matrix, or cyberpunk feel.

 

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