I recently bought some Prodos colonial marines and was very impressed by the quality of the models. Additionally, I have been reading the Aliens role playing game (called Aliens Adventure Game, published in 1991) which outlines typical missions colonial marines engage. These mainly include supression of rebel colonies, raids on corporations to enforce the law and anti-pirate activities, all situations which can be made more interested by adding in escaped xenomorphs. I am very tempted to get into the wider setting (or at least the one outlined in the RPG
which expands upon Alien and Aliens but is pre-Alien 3, pre-AVP films, pre-prometheus. This is good since I am not a fan of those later films).
I have been looking for options for doing this scale. It differs from heroic GW
by being larger and more realistically proportioned. I can stomach the difference in height but the massive arms, legs and heads of heroic scale significantly stand out. Worst of all is the size of the weapons. GW
weapons are massive by comparison. So I am looking for options for ideally 32mm, maybe 28mm if the model is otherwise really suitable, but they must be non-heroic scale. I want non-colonial marine military personal, vaguely cyberpunk style corporate paramilitary forces, armed civilians, pirate, rebellious militia and finally sources of bitz. So far I have found the following:
Non-colonial marines military and rebellious militia:
These are all modern miniatures rather than science fiction
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(can be bought here)
Pirates, gangs and armed civilians:
Sulphur 32mm Post Apoc
Fallout: Wasteland Warfare
Vaguely cyberpunk style corporate paramilitary forces (the RPG
says corporations sometimes have better tech than the colonial marines so I think a minimal cyberpunk approach would suit):
Human Interface Nakamura Tower
It looks to me that Victoria minatures are a couple of mm
taller than a cadian. Meanwhile, the men and weapons look to be heroic scale but I am wondering if the female arms and legs actually would pass for non-heroic scale men. I would be immensely grateful for comparison pictures.
Finally, any sources of generic weapons sprues would be immense useful. I am surprised that I cannot find even a non-heroic ak47 in 28mm or 32mm.