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Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Michigan

Due to some very nice work by cody20 in this thread, a number of us dakkanauts have been exposed to a new skirmish game, Bosky's Dinosaur Cowboys. I haven't tried it out yet, but I'm excited to get some friends together and do so. I'm starting this thread so we can discuss all the many miniatures available to use for this game or other thematically related ones, both cowboys and dinosaurs. I'll try to compile the options to this post when it's convenient.

So, what we have so far. Vast quantities of pictures are spoilered.

Black Scorpion Miniatures has a variety of old west minis. Here's a small sampling of their rather extensive line:
Spoiler:





Malifaux's Guild minis, especially the gunslingers.
Spoiler:




Reaper Minis has a few valid search terms. Again, a smattering of their selections. There are plenty more.
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The game's setting is also technically in the future, with various modern and futuristic weapons available, so other options could be considered too.

Spoiler:


To transition, Reaper also makes a few dinosaurs.

Spoiler:



2 New ones are on their way!




Tamiya also makes some dinos.
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Happy Hen Toys sells the Papo line of pre-painted toys.

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And to round it all out for now, there's Studio McVey's Ruby, which seems to be almost a perfect fit for the setting.

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Edit- More minis!
Another dino skirmish game called Try to Survive! has some appropriate minis at a smaller, 15mm scale.
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Going back to the 28mm range, Mega Minis has a ton of options ranging from modern civilians, fantasy minis, sci fi offerings, to aliens and robots and more.
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Jonah Hex Heroclix!
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Acheson Creations makes some true 28mm-scale dinos. Unfortunately not many of them have pictures up. Those that do look pretty nice though. It also appears that they make some pretty cool terrain.

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The Carnegie Museum of Natural History had quite a few dinosaur toys. They may be close to 28mm scale.

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Dark Sword Miniatures has a few dinosaurs, along with a range of fantasy miniatures (Including Game of Thrones minis! And anthropomorphic cute fuzzy animals.) I'll give them a good plug because they give me my speedpainting fix at GenCon.

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Ral Partha makes a few dinos.

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VOID has another perfect combo of people riding dinos. Plenty throughout the ranges, and these are but a few of the options.

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And Warzone as well!

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More more minis!
And now we have Artizan Designs, a European company with a ton of historical minis and a number of pop-culture ones too. The applicable ranges would appear to be Wild West and Thrilling Tales.

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Silent_Spectre Studio (S3 Minis?) has a couple sci-fi cowboys that would be appropriate.

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I'm sure I missed some. Please post your own finds here to share with everyone, and I'll try to keep this post updated with everything we find.

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Made in us
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





U.S.A/ Georgia

I never noticed how good reapers minis are, i think i know what im getting next.

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Made in us
Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

Be sure to check the Void and Urban war lines ( http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=59 ) for dinos with riders. They have ones that look western, military, and greco/roman. Also, warzone ( http://www.princeaugust.ie/target_games/index_warzone.html ) has a some.

Here's some of mine.

Warzone Bauhaus leader (don't recall the name) modified with some SM parts


Void 1.1 Junkers Mounted Enforcers.


Void 1.1 Junker Sandrunners (I've got 3 of these done and 4 left to paint.


Void 1.1 Commando Scout Sgt



Shameless plug, I've also got a few leftover Dino Riders for sale.
-Marine Scout Sgt. http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_63&products_id=2870
-Commando Scout Sgt http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_63&products_id=2885
-Mounted Enforcer http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_64&products_id=2946

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Made in us
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





U.S.A/ Georgia

Those look perfect for Neotechnoist Allegiance.
   
Made in ca
Dakka Veteran






Canada

Hey I'm happy to see more posts about Dinosaur Cowboys!

Lots of good materials here, so I thought I'd add a few.

First of all anything from the Reaper Mini Chronoscape line is perfect, a few of which I saw you already had. For example they have a great big game hunter figure:
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I've only used Papo dinosaurs so far and have been impressed with their quality and detail. They remind me of the Jurassic Park movies for sure. In terms of scale they aren't too bad either:


So far I've just been proxying my existing collection of sci-fi figures and general 40k leftovers, but cody20 definitely had the right idea with his fully cowboy Posse from the ground up.


I've seen some nice conversions so far, the most memorable and an early inspiration was from Hexxenhammer:
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There are 4 Allegiances (aka factions) in the game, and they vary enough that you don't have to do just cowboys. The Allegiances are Duster (classic cowboy), Neotechnoist (wimpy guys with high tech stuff...they've always reminded me of the Van Saar gang from Necromunda), Savage (basically primal hunter-gatherers, so cave men and old indian figures would work), and Bandit (generic guys that can catch all the leftover figures).

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Author of the Dinosaur Cowboys skirmish game. 
   
Made in us
Major





Central,ILL. USA

try theese out.My local farm supply sells them and they are top quality.As a matter of fact when i start my HE for fantasy i will be using their Eagles.Schleich of Germany.Also the best on the market.
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Not sure on scale but would work with 28mm scale

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Rotting Sorcerer of Nurgle





Portsmouth UK

also 15mm rules & dinos here -
http://quickreactionforce.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=664

Check out my gallery here
Also I've started taking photos to use as reference for weathering which can be found here. Please send me your photos so they can be found all in one place!! 
   
Made in ca
Dakka Veteran






Canada


It's funny because this genre is such of a small world, as I had posted a bit ago about that game and figures, which is a Dutch game called Try to Survive (and the forum post where I found out about it).

PS: Unrelated but awesome images in your gallery bubber.

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Made in us
1st Lieutenant





Klamath Falls, OR

The heroclix Jonah Hex battle pack is a good source for some figs as well:


I found these guys at my local dollar tree for $1 each, there's also a bronto but he's pretty small. The rex/ceratasaurus can be used as a "raptor" dino as it's about the right size for medium, all these guys are as they're too big for mounts but too small to be L or XL.




Here's a size comp between all of them...


...& a size comp between the carnivore & a space marine.

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Made in us
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





U.S.A/ Georgia

Red_Starrise wrote:The heroclix Jonah Hex battle pack is a good source for some figs as well:


I found these guys at my local dollar tree for $1 each, there's also a bronto but he's pretty small. The rex/ceratasaurus can be used as a "raptor" dino as it's about the right size for medium, all these guys are as they're too big for mounts but too small to be L or XL.




Here's a size comp between all of them...


...& a size comp between the carnivore & a space marine.



Those arent bad at all , a repaint probably would make them look very nice.

Did you ever get my PM
   
Made in us
Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

If you wanted to go a bit cartooney, Megaminis has re'released the hick'ish figures from the "Scarlet Bretheren" faction of Shockforce.

2/3 of the way through this section. http://freeboardgamesnow.com/moderncivilians.aspx They've been renamed "Moonshiners"
Available individually or as a set.

The set as a whole doesn't appeal to me, but there's a couple of figs in there that I may pickup with my next MegaMinis order. At $2.50 a fig, how could I not?

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My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/651712.page

Visit the Chicago Valley Railroad!
https://chicagovalleyrailroad.blogspot.com 
   
Made in us
Hooded Inquisitorial Interrogator





New York State

The Papo dinosaurs are larger than 28mm. These two sites have dinosaurs that are closer to the heroic scale:

Acheson Creations

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Webstore

This based off what they've got listed online, I haven't ordered from either of them, so YMMV.

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Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Michigan

Eilif wrote:If you wanted to go a bit cartooney, Megaminis has re'released the hick'ish figures from the "Scarlet Bretheren" faction of Shockforce.
Spoiler:

2/3 of the way through this section. http://freeboardgamesnow.com/moderncivilians.aspx They've been renamed "Moonshiners"
Available individually or as a set.

The set as a whole doesn't appeal to me, but there's a couple of figs in there that I may pickup with my next MegaMinis order. At $2.50 a fig, how could I not?


The guy on the bottom right has the most insane name I've ever heard of for a mini. And it goes with his look so well.

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Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

This one ?
http://freeboardgamesnow.com/moonshineranushickey.aspx

Chicago Skirmish Wargames club. Join us for some fast-play, indie gaming in the windy city.
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My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/651712.page

Visit the Chicago Valley Railroad!
https://chicagovalleyrailroad.blogspot.com 
   
Made in us
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





U.S.A/ Georgia

Stormfather wrote:The Papo dinosaurs are larger than 28mm. These two sites have dinosaurs that are closer to the heroic scale:

Acheson Creations

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Webstore

This based off what they've got listed online, I haven't ordered from either of them, so YMMV.



These look great thanks for sharing.
   
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Noble of the Alter Kindred




United Kingdom

Some of the Schliech dinosaurs are 1/40 scale. Not sure if Papo are the same.



 
   
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Rotting Sorcerer of Nurgle





Portsmouth UK

bosky wrote:

It's funny because this genre is such of a small world, as I had posted a bit ago about that game and figures, which is a Dutch game called Try to Survive (and the forum post where I found out about it).

PS: Unrelated but awesome images in your gallery bubber.


Thank you! & Thanks for taking the time to look around too!

There are plastic dino kitc too -
http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=dinosaur&osCsid=dd27c7bbea4f9bbc7821ad47adbd59f3
   
Made in ca
Dakka Veteran






Canada

I'd really love one of those sailback dinosaurs (aka Dimetrodon) but I haven't seen a toy I'm satisfied with yet.


Author of the Dinosaur Cowboys skirmish game. 
   
Made in gb
Noble of the Alter Kindred




United Kingdom

Wouldn't want to saddle that bugger!
oooooo owchee

 
   
Made in ca
Dakka Veteran






Canada

Haha yeah I think you'd have to put a little chair on the side like they did in DinoRiders:

   
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Noble of the Alter Kindred




United Kingdom

Looks a tad exposed up there!
I would prefer it lower down

and in a fully enclosed, bullet proof, laser proof, explosive and acid resistent pod with a lifetime safety guarantee.

 
   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Michigan

Or you could windsurf it.

Cowabunga.

   
Made in us
1st Lieutenant





Klamath Falls, OR

I wasn't quite sure if this was the proper place, but I wanted to show my support by putting up some WiP of my posse:
The Dust Bowl Drifters

The Drifters were formed by outlaw Tyler Blake in Southern Oklahoma. They're a band of hired guns who are well known & feared for their callous nature. They aren't really BAD guys, per se, but they sure aren't the good guys either.


Tyler Blake, a former caravan guard & merchant guild soldier, he's a West Texan with a quick temper & an even quicker draw. Local legend is that he's gunned down 15 men, including lawmen, bounty hunters, bandits & outlaws. Ask him, he'll tell you to mind your own damn business. Blake knows of his own dislike for killing, especially cold-blooded murder but that doesn't stop him taking contracts to do so.


Silas Martin, a drifter from where, he won't say. Martin threw in with Blake a few months back after a situation in a saloon in Odessa invoving a card game. He found himself with a gun to his head after a trike drover accused him of cheating. Martin's bullwhip disarmed the man but also cost the man an eye which wound him up in the local jail. Blake, having seen the whole thing, put up the fines to get him out in exchange for him signing on with the Drifters til his debt was paid off. Martin has an aggressive nature & is very much in it for #1. He's always itching for a fight & isn't afraid to shed blood. Many's the time Blake's had to tell him to leave the dynamite.


Wallaby Jones, hailing from the Land Down Under, he comes from a long line of poachers & bushmen. When the continent of Australia was mostly drowned in the great floods, his great grandfather caught a ship for America hoping to hunt some of the dinosaurs that had begun to roam the lands. He hired on with the Drifters when they passed through California hunting down Tom Mulligan, the man responsible for the Texarkana Christmas Eve Massacre. They passed through Shasta into mountainous terrain, knowing that Mulligan would be holed up in the mountains he offered Blake his skill with a rifle seeing as the Drifters were all pretty much gunslingers.


Pablo Ortega, a Mexican outlaw & former gun-runner, Pablo rides with Blake due to owing him his life. A gun deal went sour in Albuquerque with the local drug gang, the Esperanzas. They reneged on the agreement when time came to pay & gunned down his crew. Pablo ran into the desert & stumbled upon the Drifters camp. When the Esperanza enforcers found them & demanded Pablo, Blake told them to go pound sand. A vicious gunfight erupted in which two enforcers lay dead at the cost of Blake's gunsmith. Pablo volunteered to take his place in repayment for saving his life. The situation earned Blake the enmity of the Esperanzas, making Albuquerque one more place he's not welcome anymore.


Obviously they're not done but I really wanted to get in on this. I'm posting here because the link here from cody's posse says post your finds, posses, etc.

   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Michigan

Lookin good, Red_Starrise. I certainly don't mind seeing other peoples' posses/fluff/etc. The only thing I'd ask to conform to the thread is to make sure you identify the minis you used, otherwise go wild!

   
Made in us
Lord of the Fleet





Texas

I wonder if anyone makes any new versions of Spinosaurus so its correctly to scale (they're the largest meat eater dinosaurs!)

bosky wrote:I'd really love one of those sailback dinosaurs (aka Dimetrodon) but I haven't seen a toy I'm satisfied with yet.



Thats not a dinosaur though! Its a synapsid! Its more related to mammals than reptiles! Sorry, I never ever get to talk about ancient earth life very often

 
   
Made in us
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





U.S.A/ Georgia

Red_Starrise wrote:I wasn't quite sure if this was the proper place, but I wanted to show my support by putting up some WiP of my posse:
The Dust Bowl Drifters

The Drifters were formed by outlaw Tyler Blake in Southern Oklahoma. They're a band of hired guns who are well known & feared for their callous nature. They aren't really BAD guys, per se, but they sure aren't the good guys either.


Tyler Blake, a former caravan guard & merchant guild soldier, he's a West Texan with a quick temper & an even quicker draw. Local legend is that he's gunned down 15 men, including lawmen, bounty hunters, bandits & outlaws. Ask him, he'll tell you to mind your own damn business. Blake knows of his own dislike for killing, especially cold-blooded murder but that doesn't stop him taking contracts to do so.


Silas Martin, a drifter from where, he won't say. Martin threw in with Blake a few months back after a situation in a saloon in Odessa invoving a card game. He found himself with a gun to his head after a trike drover accused him of cheating. Martin's bullwhip disarmed the man but also cost the man an eye which wound him up in the local jail. Blake, having seen the whole thing, put up the fines to get him out in exchange for him signing on with the Drifters til his debt was paid off. Martin has an aggressive nature & is very much in it for #1. He's always itching for a fight & isn't afraid to shed blood. Many's the time Blake's had to tell him to leave the dynamite.


Wallaby Jones, hailing from the Land Down Under, he comes from a long line of poachers & bushmen. When the continent of Australia was mostly drowned in the great floods, his great grandfather caught a ship for America hoping to hunt some of the dinosaurs that had begun to roam the lands. He hired on with the Drifters when they passed through California hunting down Tom Mulligan, the man responsible for the Texarkana Christmas Eve Massacre. They passed through Shasta into mountainous terrain, knowing that Mulligan would be holed up in the mountains he offered Blake his skill with a rifle seeing as the Drifters were all pretty much gunslingers.


Pablo Ortega, a Mexican outlaw & former gun-runner, Pablo rides with Blake due to owing him his life. A gun deal went sour in Albuquerque with the local drug gang, the Esperanzas. They reneged on the agreement when time came to pay & gunned down his crew. Pablo ran into the desert & stumbled upon the Drifters camp. When the Esperanza enforcers found them & demanded Pablo, Blake told them to go pound sand. A vicious gunfight erupted in which two enforcers lay dead at the cost of Blake's gunsmith. Pablo volunteered to take his place in repayment for saving his life. The situation earned Blake the enmity of the Esperanzas, making Albuquerque one more place he's not welcome anymore.


Obviously they're not done but I really wanted to get in on this. I'm posting here because the link here from cody's posse says post your finds, posses, etc.



Very nice my favorite is the guy with the whip, perfect for this game.
   
Made in us
1st Lieutenant





Klamath Falls, OR

Zefig, they're a major mish-mash of parts from my years of gaming. The reason most of the faces look so-so is they're from the heroclix line & most of their figures are kinda blah on detail but all the other heads I have are WH40k which are way too big lol

   
Made in ca
Dakka Veteran






Canada

@kenshin620: Papo did a version but I think it's too small. Here is a way too thorough review with pictures. I think it would still look pretty cool with 28mm though.

@Red_Starrise: Terrific work on the Dust Bowl Drifters! I'm so happy to see another fan made posse. I'm really digging the consistent red scarves/arm bands that really help tie them together. The backstory for each member is cool too. I'll post them up on the blog tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing them in some games!

Author of the Dinosaur Cowboys skirmish game. 
   
Made in ca
Dakka Veteran






Canada

I posted the Dust Bowl Drifters posse to the Dinosaur Cowboys blog, as mentioned.
Let me know if you have statlines for each member as I can update the info as needed.

Author of the Dinosaur Cowboys skirmish game. 
   
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Seven Year War Afficianado






Chicago

What figures are the Dust Bowl Drifters?

Chicago Skirmish Wargames club. Join us for some fast-play, indie gaming in the windy city.
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/


My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/651712.page

Visit the Chicago Valley Railroad!
https://chicagovalleyrailroad.blogspot.com 
   
 
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