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Offline cheetor

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Future Sailors?
« on: September 22, 2013, 03:46:30 PM »
Im looking for a handful of slightly ridiculous sci-fi sailor models, something like the guys in The Fifth Element or a robot dressed as Popeye or something.  Short trousers preferred but not a requirement.



Im fine with using some suitable pulp figures or whatever and adding a couple of sci-accoutrements, but if there are dedicated future sailor models out there then I would like to see them too.  Do any of you know of anything?

Possibly I should have put this in another section I suppose, but I wasnt sure what one to be honest.

Any takers?





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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 04:31:45 PM »
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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 04:52:08 PM »

Some good suggestions there ink, thanks :)

These Pulp Figures' ones don't carry guns. No shorts though. http://pulpfigures.com/products/view/143

Those are the sort of thing that I am looking for :)  I am using other figures for the officers (including the Hasslefree Grymn that you suggested) so its the regular sailors that I am after.  Are there any manufacturers that make models like that that are armed?


Offline bandit86

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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 05:19:48 PM »
With a bit of work these could do.  At least they are in shorts and multiposed
http://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_62&products_id=2848
http://pulpfigures.com/products/view/103
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Offline Mr Tough Guy

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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 06:04:47 PM »
Hinterland does some female sailors:

http://hinterlandminiatures.weebly.com/storecart.html

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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 06:13:37 PM »
Some good suggestions there ink, thanks :)

Those are the sort of thing that I am looking for :)  I am using other figures for the officers (including the Hasslefree Grymn that you suggested) so its the regular sailors that I am after.  Are there any manufacturers that make models like that that are armed?


There's some armed ones as well, with webbing (I think that's what you call it in English anyways): http://pulpfigures.com/products/view/193

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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 08:14:08 AM »
There's some armed ones as well, with webbing (I think that's what you call it in English anyways): http://pulpfigures.com/products/view/193


Im not a military uniform expert, but I think that "webbing" is the correct term in that context :)

Those models are close enough for what I am looking for :)

Order placed with pulpfigures.com.  Thanks for your help everyone!


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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 12:00:36 PM »
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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 01:16:23 PM »
Quote from: nic-e
You mean like these?

Of course.
Calling the thread "cyborg sea-dogs" would have been too cryptic.


Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 01:27:56 PM »
I think your easiest option would be head swaps. I know I used some of the Gripping Beast WW1 naval heads on my VBCW miniatures and they worked a treat, must be best option then you can use whatever figures you fancy

Offline The Somnambulist

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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 01:36:56 PM »
You mean like these?
That's exactly what I thought! lol
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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 02:08:16 PM »
I think your easiest option would be head swaps. I know I used some of the Gripping Beast WW1 naval heads on my VBCW miniatures and they worked a treat, must be best option then you can use whatever figures you fancy

That is a good idea Lowtardog, but I have bought this Pulp pack already now,so I will work with that. 

My knowledge of non- sci-fi miniatures ranges is very limited, hence this thread.  If I had known that suitable sailor heads were available then that would have opened up a few more options, but the full uniform look on the Pulp figures has its own appeal anyway.  I am sure that sci-fi-ing them up a bit will work out fine :)


That's exactly what I thought! lol

I have had all thirty words of the song going around in my head since I started the thread :)









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Re: Future Sailors?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2013, 09:35:56 AM »


Just a quick note to say that the order of sailors that I placed with Bob Murchs Pulp Figures last Monday arrived this morning.

Thats Canada to rural Ireland in five days.  Credit where credit is due, I think that might be a record for my transactions :)




 

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