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General Hobbs wrote:

The upper thigh straps needed to be down by about 2 widths of the strap. Just looks sooooo bad.


Can you elaborate? Nearly every (if not all) combat harness I'm familiar with has thigh straps right at the crotch/hip so as to not hinder movement.
Or do you mean it needs to look more like video games or something?

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Yeah, the thigh straps look fine to me. I don't know why people (person?) keeps on going on and on about them.
   
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 Smokestack wrote:
Between the "big zippers" and "weird straps" talk, I kind of want WA to embrace it and just release some fetish wear minis.

There's even a gap in the market for plastic death-cult assassins (and maybe other assassins, alternative chaos or genestealer cultists, etc.)

   
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 judgedoug wrote:
General Hobbs wrote:

The upper thigh straps needed to be down by about 2 widths of the strap. Just looks sooooo bad.


Can you elaborate? Nearly every (if not all) combat harness I'm familiar with has thigh straps right at the crotch/hip so as to not hinder movement.
Or do you mean it needs to look more like video games or something?


I cannot elaborate for various reasons but all of the guys I used to work with wore theirs lower. I now currently live near a base and have friends on there and when I go visit them that is what I see. Is what it is.. In the pic below the guys have 2 straps, one high and one low, and the low is what I normally saw.

The point though isn't what is realistic IMHO but what looks good. The SpaceNam guys got it right...the Ooh Rah guys did not, for me.


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Those don’t look like the same kind of straps to me. The Oo-Rah look strapped for parajumping or similar, not to carry thigh holsters.

   
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 Perfect Organism wrote:
 Smokestack wrote:
Between the "big zippers" and "weird straps" talk, I kind of want WA to embrace it and just release some fetish wear minis.

There's even a gap in the market for plastic death-cult assassins (and maybe other assassins, alternative chaos or genestealer cultists, etc.)


I would buy that. They could be cultists, vampires, Assassins, all manner of "bad guy"... I mean really just a latex "gimp" body suit like Rubber man from American Horror Story when armed with a weapon kind of has that sinister "bad guy" look.

   
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Really like the facemasked helmets in the OoRah frame render, with those chest straps they look like they might partner well with the Bulldogs as veteran/carapace/Stormtrooper IG. Depending on armswaps and paintjobs, of course. In fact, open face OoRah helmets on the bulldogs, maybe some Cannon Fodder lasgun arms, mmmhmm, makes me want to start an IG army

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General Hobbs wrote:
 judgedoug wrote:
General Hobbs wrote:

The upper thigh straps needed to be down by about 2 widths of the strap. Just looks sooooo bad.


Can you elaborate? Nearly every (if not all) combat harness I'm familiar with has thigh straps right at the crotch/hip so as to not hinder movement.
Or do you mean it needs to look more like video games or something?


I cannot elaborate for various reasons but all of the guys I used to work with wore theirs lower. I now currently live near a base and have friends on there and when I go visit them that is what I see. Is what it is.. In the pic below the guys have 2 straps, one high and one low, and the low is what I normally saw.

The point though isn't what is realistic IMHO but what looks good. The SpaceNam guys got it right...the Ooh Rah guys did not, for me.



O' so it is something that doesn't actually matter

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 BlackoCatto wrote:
General Hobbs wrote:
 judgedoug wrote:
General Hobbs wrote:

The upper thigh straps needed to be down by about 2 widths of the strap. Just looks sooooo bad.


Can you elaborate? Nearly every (if not all) combat harness I'm familiar with has thigh straps right at the crotch/hip so as to not hinder movement.
Or do you mean it needs to look more like video games or something?


I cannot elaborate for various reasons but all of the guys I used to work with wore theirs lower. I now currently live near a base and have friends on there and when I go visit them that is what I see. Is what it is.. In the pic below the guys have 2 straps, one high and one low, and the low is what I normally saw.

The point though isn't what is realistic IMHO but what looks good. The SpaceNam guys got it right...the Ooh Rah guys did not, for me.



O' so it is something that doesn't actually matter


It does matter. But as I say above, the look of the figures does not work for me, but does for other people. I shall have to continue to hope someone eventually does really good futuristic infantry that fits the aesthetic that I like/want. I am hoping they don't make the same look on the moderns they have talked about.

I have stargrave troopers and mercs, and there is just something....lacking...about those guys. The Raumjager are great and will fill a role for me. And I am also very hopeful about the Bulldogs....

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So, something more like the Defiance UAMC or Mantic’s GCPS?


   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
So, something more like the Defiance UAMC or Mantic’s GCPS?



I think the Defiance guys would have been ace, but the Mantic guys and the Maelstrom's Edge guys just are not right. I am very picky lol.

I avoid Mantic stuff because the plastic is hard to cut/clean. And the GCPS guys guns just do not look right.

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as there are no real Laser Guns hard to say which ones look right or wrong, but the GCPS kit comes with 2 different style of guns

I for one look forward to mix the WGA ones with the GCPS models, more options for Recruits/Marines/Veterans
General Hobbs wrote:
I avoid Mantic stuff because the plastic is hard to cut/clean.

it is the same plastic everyone else uses

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 kodos wrote:
as there are no real Laser Guns hard to say which ones look right or wrong, but the GCPS kit comes with 2 different style of guns

I for one look forward to mix the WGA ones with the GCPS models, more options for Recruits/Marines/Veterans
General Hobbs wrote:
I avoid Mantic stuff because the plastic is hard to cut/clean.

it is the same plastic everyone else uses


I was not aware there were 2 guns.

I got some Mantic robots and orks and they were not the same plastic as GW or WGA.

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before Mantic switched to Resin, they made their single models/heroes/monsters in PVC

but their hard-plastic/HIPS (as everything that comes on a sprue) is the same


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I had little difficulty with mantic plastic, but their sprue design isn't as advanced in some cases. Some models look a bit more "2D" and have difficult to clean spots. But the plastic ist the same. The PVC is quite a different beast, though
   
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HIPS is HIPS.

The sculpts tho... what they're putting out now is markedly worse than their kickstarted sprues cca 5 years ago (Warpath especially)

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General Hobbs wrote:

I cannot elaborate for various reasons but all of the guys I used to work with wore theirs lower. I now currently live near a base and have friends on there and when I go visit them that is what I see. Is what it is.. In the pic below the guys have 2 straps, one high and one low, and the low is what I normally saw.


ok, gotcha. those are not combat harnesses, those are straps for other things one would wear on their thighs (pistols, etc). Those also look like Delta operators from the 90's. Modern US combat harnesses that feature leg straps all sit at the thigh/crotch level.

If these models had pistols attached to the leg I would agree they should have a horizontal thigh harness with a quickdraw holster, but it appears they just have a body harness, so the straps would be at the thigh/crotch (used to hold the harness and any attachments in-place to the torso during movement)

For me I wish the design had a quickdraw pistol chest holster.

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Yeah, those thigh straps aren't what you seem to think they are hobbs

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 judgedoug wrote:
General Hobbs wrote:

I cannot elaborate for various reasons but all of the guys I used to work with wore theirs lower. I now currently live near a base and have friends on there and when I go visit them that is what I see. Is what it is.. In the pic below the guys have 2 straps, one high and one low, and the low is what I normally saw.


ok, gotcha. those are not combat harnesses, those are straps for other things one would wear on their thighs (pistols, etc). Those also look like Delta operators from the 90's. Modern US combat harnesses that feature leg straps all sit at the thigh/crotch level.

If these models had pistols attached to the leg I would agree they should have a horizontal thigh harness with a quickdraw holster, but it appears they just have a body harness, so the straps would be at the thigh/crotch (used to hold the harness and any attachments in-place to the torso during movement)

For me I wish the design had a quickdraw pistol chest holster.



In the art they had pistols attached to them.

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General Hobbs wrote:
In the art they had pistols attached to them.


Apologies, I thought you were replying to the painted model, which has no pistol attached, or perhaps the sprue preview, which has pistols as separate pieces, and not to the "work in progress" preview images from months ago.

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A bases survey (not on facebook)

https://wargamesatlantic.com/blogs/news/bases-survey



and sneek peaks,

top of the mecha armour, a support weapon, a topical bearskin and perhaps a running troll? or is it something smaller

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Looks like more Heavy Weapon boxes for Death Fields to me

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Sci fi alien ‘hunter’…?

   
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 Ragsta wrote:
Sci fi alien ‘hunter’…?


My first thought was predator as well, but I've got a bad track record with puzzles and riddles, so...

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 Eilif wrote:
 Ragsta wrote:
Sci fi alien ‘hunter’…?


My first thought was predator as well, but I've got a bad track record with puzzles and riddles, so...


My guess is something like a Yautja Predator as well. If so, wouldn't a translucent version be nice too?

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No bugs update? Aww

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Raumjäger Heavy Weapon, Mech-suit, Bearskin of napoleonic spanish grenadier, Predator/Super Mutant

Would like to see the Conquistador cavalry soon, to keep that range going. I love WA, but feel their releases should be more coherent with themed waves. By scattering everything, many people will either wait for a complete range or buy other manufacturers, before the corresponding sets appear.

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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
and perhaps a running troll?

Too slim for a troll. Some s-f reptillian alien?
   
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The pose kind of reminds me of those previewed feral shadowkesh they showed a while back. Maybe updated concept or related?
   
 
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