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Florida

There was a discussion on the Wargames Atlantic legion Facebook group today regarding the general accoutrements horses, and I'd like to copy my thoughts here.

Please note, the below are the personal thoughts of Max, the owner of McDougall designs, and are not meant as a statement by Mcdougall designs LLC. I am copying them here as they are relevant to this thread and hopefully informative.

Context: a discussion over what riders fit the horses, and a hobbyist stating he was unhappy with them because the riders from another manufacturer he had wouldn't fit without modification.

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Re: what do the horses fit?

With a little bit of work, anything.

I have been looking for solid replacement horses for a collection of old metal citadel cavalry models that I bought as part of an eBay lot.

First photo: just built horse, small gap.

2nd photo, same horse after shaving the saddle where the legs would be for about 5 minutes.

After a little greenstuff to disguise any remaining small gap, and proper adhesion with super glue, it will look fine.

Note: the proportions on these older citadel metals are rather large, so i guess in the aspect of scale these don't work.

My personal thoughts towards mixing models of different scales is "if it's looks recognisable at 3ft table distance, and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb, it's fine."

I acknowledge that your own mileage may indeed vary.




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Edinburgh

Alphaecho, I’m loving those kit bashes. Said it before but it’s really good seeing these plastics on the wild!

How have you found the stargrave/ frostgrave arm fits?

   
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 Ragsta wrote:
Alphaecho, I’m loving those kit bashes. Said it before but it’s really good seeing these plastics on the wild!

How have you found the stargrave/ frostgrave arm fits?


Those particular weapon arms fit with no issues.

I've also used Stargrave arms on the Frostgracd Cultists with no issues.

   
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Chicago

Good to know about the horses. Would be nice to see it beside a GW horse.

I've got a stash of GW horses, but it's nice to know there are reasonable replacements.

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Any ideas on the hand? Looks very powersuit/armourish 🤷‍♂️
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Edinburgh

The Starship Troopers book, and the Mongoose Game, had mech suits in them so may be that for the OoRah?

   
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Spade grips and a bipod seem like a really weird combination. The only real-world gun I'm aware of which used that was the infantry version of the FIAT / Villar Perosa M1915 aircraft machine gun, which is a strange hybrid of LMG and SMG.

   
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 Ragsta wrote:
The Starship Troopers book, and the Mongoose Game, had mech suits in them so may be that for the OoRah?


It does look like Rasczak's prosthetic from the movie.

   
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Florida

Finalist poll in the name-the-bugs competition is up.

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Germany

Are there really other options than Bugs Of Many Names?

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Are there really other options than Bugs Of Many Names?


Logically, there is not.

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Are there really other options than Bugs Of Many Names?


Bugs With No Name

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Germany

 lord_blackfang wrote:
 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Are there really other options than Bugs Of Many Names?


Bugs With No Name


I don't think the kit will come with cowboy hats, cigarillos and six-shooters, although you can never be too sure with WGA

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Powerarmored chicks?
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Those arms are friggin' huge! Must have lots of augmentation, enough to tear MBTs in half.

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So is her albow joint in the suit's shoulder joint, making her walk around in a scarecrow T-pose all day?

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I was thinking severed at the shoulder and they were permanently installed in the armor.

 
   
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Germany

Like XCom's MEC Troopers?

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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Are there really other options than Bugs Of Many Names?

Nope, the only choice possible.
   
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 Wha-Mu-077 wrote:
Like XCom's MEC Troopers?

Unfortunately she looks to still haver own arms LOL.

   
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I'm not a fan of minis where it looks like the human body would need to be broken just to put the armor on. I get that some may not care, but unless it's narratively intended for some reason (i.e. arms are deliberately amputed / replaced with cybernetics etc.), it's hard to read it as anything but sloppy design. Otherwise, if we're supposed to imagine a healthy and intact human being inside, why choose to make that look physically impossible?

However, if the kit includes versions of the armor where the pilots are completely covered up (which is more realistic for combat purposes* anyway - why would you cover the arms and legs but deliberately expose the human chest?) then it's potentially not an issue for me, because if they're not revealed, the pilots might as well be aliens with different physiognomy, or the suits could be A. I. robots, remote piloted drones, etc.. At that point, the sale depends more on the rule of looking cool.

*This is assuming these are military suits, not power loaders or something.

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Melbourne .au

I'm hoping that's like a cutaway type thing - with an optional(?) chunk of upper armour to cover her chest - and possibly her head as well.

   
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 Vermonter wrote:
I'm not a fan of minis where it looks like the human body would need to be broken just to put the armor on. I get that some may not care, but unless it's narratively intended for some reason (i.e. arms are deliberately amputed / replaced with cybernetics etc.), it's hard to read it as anything but sloppy design. Otherwise, if we're supposed to imagine a healthy and intact human being inside, why choose to make that look physically impossible?

100% agreed.
   
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I kind of hope they do change it up to make it the XCOM mec troop style where they're just wired into big robot limbs.
   
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Tangentville, New Jersey

 Azazelx wrote:
I'm hoping that's like a cutaway type thing - with an optional(?) chunk of upper armour to cover her chest - and possibly her head as well.

It almost looks like the chest piece is up over her head, opened like a canopy. I doubt that she'd go into battle exposed like that.


 
   
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SoCal

My first thought was that they took Boxing Helena and put her in a Rock’em Sock’em Robot chassis to create a ….Boxing Helena.


No, Roboxing Helena!

   
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Baltimore, MD USA

Ooh Rah in Tooling!
We are pleased to announce that the Ooh Rah are heading into tooling now. Matthew is busy painting the 3D prints and the artwork for the box is in process so they are not too far off.

Below is an image of the frame layout (please note the parts may not be in perfect scale to one another in this image as it's designed to check which parts are there more than anything). Our Alien Bugs Name TBD will follow quickly behind these guys and Landsknecht Ogres will be around the same time (more on those next week)
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Tangentville, New Jersey

Looks promising! I'd buy a sprue.


 
   
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