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Online Daeothar

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2023, 01:22:12 PM »
Looking great!

Lunar continues to fascinate me...
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2023, 10:24:39 PM »
If a person wasn’t too hung up about setting the games during the Cold War, Khurasan Miniatures and Ground Zero Games both make quite good “near future” armed astronaut figures and moon vehicles in 15mm. Brigade Models also makes some 15mm moon colony buildings. I’m not sure how tightly the Lunar rules are linked to the period, but setting the date later and using smaller figs might be entertaining if someone was starting from scratch.

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2023, 03:11:24 PM »
For me, it's more than just Lunar, the game.

It's also me reading Apollo Rising and watching For All Mankind. And this has set me firmly onto the path of space race era lunar skirmishes...  :D ::)

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2024, 02:50:29 PM »
I have just received my latest order from Black Site Studios, a set of European Space Agency astronauts and a pack of equipment cards.

The figures were of better casting quality and came with a number of rifles in addition to the usual arms and equipment sprue.









In addition to these, l tried a quick conversion on a spare 3d print  NASA figure, chopping his arms off and giving him an M16, having been inspired by watching clips of For All Mankind on Youtube!





The weapon and arms are from the plastic Special Forces set by Warlord, l will be doing more coconversions when l have more figures printed.



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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2024, 04:23:42 AM »
Great work! 🌙
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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2024, 09:48:31 AM »
Nice work.

I do wonder about the effect of recoil firing conventional weapons in low gravity.

Anvil have resurrected the GyroJet pistol and rifle as an option for their astronauts (plus the G11 which is reported to have had the entertaining in low gravity feature of firing three rounds before the combined momentum is applied to the firer).

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2024, 09:32:10 AM »
Ah yes. Lovely work; they look great  8)

And it's not even obvious that the AR-15 arms are not actually part of the spacesuit; they fit really well!

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2024, 07:29:47 PM »
I do wonder about the effect of recoil firing conventional weapons in low gravity.

My thoughts exactly!  ???

Still, is it that important if it is fictional tabletop game? I guess one could always rationalize that they use a special ammo that is slung mechanically from the barrel and then the round accelerates on its own...hmmm.

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2024, 09:02:24 PM »
I guess one could always rationalize that they use a special ammo that is slung mechanically from the barrel and then the round accelerates on its own.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrojet

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2024, 12:20:48 PM »
Funnily enough I've been looking at those figures today  :D

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2024, 02:44:59 PM »
Funnily enough I've been looking at those figures today  :D
I have two sets awaiting assembly.

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2024, 09:41:33 PM »
These are great.  Nice painting. 

Could that AR be chambered in .22LR or some other low powered cartridge?  Physics was never really my strong suit, but I imagine that might still be controllable in low-G and a spacesuit only needs a hole or two to render the occupant out of action.


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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2024, 11:20:52 AM »
In both Hot Moon (book) and For All Mankind (series) firearms are used on the surface of the moon and they just work; I suspect the recoil will just hit a bit harder. It's in 0G where things will get interesting, unless the firer braces him/herself first.

All of which is nicely described in Hot Moon (the hardest scifi I ever read; I am confident to take its description of lunar combat as very well researched indeed) :)

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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2024, 11:27:12 AM »
They look great  :)

What were the pistols used in Ad Astra when Brad was zooming over the luna surface?
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Re: My first figures for Lunar
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2024, 07:55:30 AM »
Excellent work on those, looking forward to seeing more and a game

Cheers
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