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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
Empress Miniatures
http://www.empressminiatures.com/page10.htm" target="_new" rel="nofollow"> http://www.empressminiatures.com/page10.htm

Spectre Miniatures

Euphoria Minatures
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1481757250/euphoria-ghost (pictures here)
https://new3.euphoriaminiatures.com/index.php?controller=category&id_category=12&id_lang=1&page=2 (can be bought here)

Pirates, gangs and armed civilians:
Sulphur 32mm Post Apoc Range

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

32mm bitz:
Bombshell Miniatures

Statuesque Miniatures

Victoria Minatures
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.
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Fixture of Dakka

Anvil Industries does weapon sprues for modern gear, and the weapon sprues from the Warlord/Wargames Factory zombie survivors would fit the bill.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut


GW Genestealer cults are great source of mining suited colonists they're not very heroic, and certainly at least worth a look if you've not seen any in the plastic

and you can further excuse any slight proportion differences with 'mining suit gloves'

you can also pick up clear bubble helms from bombshell which will disguise any difference in head size

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Maybe look at Dust 1947. Scale is about right (1/48, which comes to about 33.5mm). Weird War II, but enough lasers and tesla cannons and such to not look dated. A number of the SSU (Soviet) models have padded jackets or simple breast plates, and the Mercenaries, though a bit T&A, are unarmored. You can also find a lot of the older Fantasy Flight models for cheap. The infantry models are a soft plastic, so easy enough to modify if you want to kit bash more futuristic weapons on them.
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Wargames Factory Apocalypse Survivors is probably right up the alley you are looking for. The company went belly up, but you can find the miniatures at various resellers or places such as e-bay (I believe Warlord games bought the molds, but they appear to be out of stock at the moment). A couple of the female Survivors even look like Ripley & Newt, BTW.

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Fresh-Faced New User

Prodos's other line warzone resurrection has a lot of minis for what you are describing. They're the same scale and the feel you are looking for. As a bonus they've lost the liscenese so everything is on sale.
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Regular Dakkanaut

Thanks for all the advice. Project Z looks immensely useful, primarily as a source of weapons but also potentially for armed civilians/pirates and for military types.

Good call on the genestealer cults also. Stuff in bulky clothing can function as non-heroic scale. Xenomorph escaped into the mine could be a good scenario. Conveniently, I've been able to use this reasoning for my Mongoose Starship Troopers Troopers who are heroic 32mm (the ones based on the cartoon). They will be requisitioned as some type of colonial marine vaccum suit or hardsuit.
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Highlord of Terra

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Try and larte back this:


You can thank me later. 32mm aliens-esque content, it has every box ticked precisely.

The KS was in February this year and its in production, September 2018 delivery was hopelessly ambitious if you ask the devs you might be able to sneak aboard.

n'oublie jamais

It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. By the juice of the brew my thoughts aquire speed, my mind becomes strained, the strain becomes a warning. It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion.

As Fox owns the Aliens franchise and Disney owns Fox, Is the alien queen a Disney princess?
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Muscat, Oman

Knight Models have some 32mm scale stuff that might be suitable; I'm thinking henchmen from various batman villains as generic gangers, Gotham's swat team might pass as futuristic military/law enforcement. Not ideal for a sci-fi setting, but there's a couple of robots and stuff in there.

Also, take a look at Scale75: they have a 32mm sci-fi game. Their website is a little strange to me, but try this link: https://scale75.com/en/39-fallen-frontiers

--Lord of the Sentinels Eternal-- 
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Muscat, Oman

BTW I've just been looking at the Level 7 kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/privateerpress/level-7-omega-protocol-board-game-2nd-edition/description), plenty of futuristic soldiers and aliens there, and the scale is probably compatible. It's a reprint/update of an old game, released by Privateer Press, so it should be a pretty safe Kickstarter to invest in.

--Lord of the Sentinels Eternal-- 
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Courageous Space Marine Captain


Reaper's Nova Corps troopers remind me a bit of the Weyland Yutani guards from Alien 3. They come in metal or Bones plastic, with four or five different poses.

Automatically Appended Next Post:
Bones is cheaper but lacks some detail and can require straightening with hot and cold water.

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Highlord of Terra

Adrift within the vortex of my imagination.

One way you can very late pledge is to go to boardgamegeek and see if there are offers for people to take over pledges.

It happens from time to time. You will have to get what the other guy ordered, take it or leave it.

n'oublie jamais

It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion. By the juice of the brew my thoughts aquire speed, my mind becomes strained, the strain becomes a warning. It is by tea alone I set my mind in motion.

As Fox owns the Aliens franchise and Disney owns Fox, Is the alien queen a Disney princess?
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Boosting Space Marine Biker

A Dark Place

28mm (non-heroic: Infinity by Corvus Belli.

I use a lot of their blister models for civilians, medics and colonists in Prodos' AvP game.
Can find (most of) them in the UK on DarkSphere for a discounted price and subsidised shipping.

darefsky wrote:Heck I have had times where I have sat down to paint, gotten everything ready, looked at it and went "nope I'm done."
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Regular Dakkanaut

Thanks for the heads up on infinity, I was just looking for some scientists.

I have also found https://wreck-age.net/ for post apoc gang warfare in non-heroic 32mm. Anyone know of a UK stockist? I can find a few individual models on ebay but nowhere that sells the complete line.
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