1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hemos actualizado nuestra Política de Privacidad acorde con la nueva RGPD. +Info // We've updated our Privacy Policy to comply with the GDPR. +Info
    Dismiss Notice

Daedalus Fall

Discussion in 'News' started by Ben Kenobi, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. holycannoli

    holycannoli Dancing to Kazak Kalinka

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    338
    Aaaaaand you just solved the problem of me wanting to give her a chain rifle. I'm stealing that idea.
     
    xagroth and AdmiralJCJF like this.
  2. kanluwen

    kanluwen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2018
    Messages:
    1,083
    Likes Received:
    1,148
    Cool...so what are you going to do for any other potential instances of taking the Box Irmandinho? :P

    That model? While a good sculpt(which is to be expected to be honest), it suffers from the most common issue of the Tactical Rubbish models:
    Repetition.

    At least with things like generic shooting poses or whatnot, it's a sensibly caveated repetitive pose...but apparently every BSG Irmandinho comes with a mandatory Lounging Box. ;)
     
  3. Solar

    Solar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,623
    Likes Received:
    4,340
    The Zhencha with tactical pile of mud is probably one of the most gorgeous minis they've ever made IMO. It's all about execution. I like tactical garbage tbh, it adds character.
     
    chaos11, BLOODGOD, Modock and 2 others like this.
  4. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2018
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    677
    Yeah, I have to agree. Sometimes it can bee too much or too specific (like Umbra molester Joan), but things like stones, crates and debris are all common enough to keep things believable. Without tactical junk you will run out of poses much more quickly.
     
  5. ZlaKhon

    ZlaKhon New scale enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2017
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    484
    I can’t show you pics because I’m on the road for a few days, but for TAK my 4 new scale Irmandinhos are:
    - Chain rifle model
    - Chain rifle model with the chain rifle arms of a Jaguar and the tactical rock removed and replaced
    - Conversion with Vassily‘s body, the arms of the chain rifle Irmandinho and a third party head
    - Outrage Dog Warrior as temporary proxie until the new girl Irmandinho arrives
     
  6. Modock

    Modock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2017
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    I get that people don't like tactical rocks but there's just so much you can do with a standing mini. Me on the other hand
    really like the tactical garbage. The zencha is outstanding but one of the best looking mini with debris is Fiday from beyond red veil.
    Drop dead gorgeous figure. I got one even though I have nothing to do with Haqqislam.

    [​IMG]

    This is not my figure, mine still shines with bright silver.
     
    #806 Modock, Mar 31, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
    WarHound, Balewolf, Berjiz and 11 others like this.
  7. AdmiralJCJF

    AdmiralJCJF Heart of the Hyperpower
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    To be fair, it's generally not hard to replace the "tactical rubbish" and generate variety that way.

    In fact, you could even repose that to standing without too much work I'd say.
     
  8. herod1204

    herod1204 Knight of Santiago

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2018
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    167
    I hate tactical rocks, but I don't mind tactical junk. The problem for me, is that all my pano are on spaceship bases,so rocks just look... Out of place on then. So I have had to do a load is sawing to get them off then, and then replace it with something more industrial. Hardly the end of the world, but it is irritating on stuff like the new hospital sculpts. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
    mrstream, Balewolf, BLOODGOD and 7 others like this.
  9. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    747
    Amazon leaked some pages via Look Inside feature. Enjoy!

    At least it looks so, based in the style and title, Pio Baroja, The Quest. Harharhar!!!
    Check the calendar if you still don't get it.
     
  10. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    871
    Tactical rocks and tactical junk are totally 100% fine, so long as they are easily cut off or molded separately from the rest of the figure.
     
    BLOODGOD, Rizzy and xagroth like this.
  11. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    6,146
    Likes Received:
    9,615
    That's my major issue, too!

    My Haqq are the only models I am basing on desert/rocky bases (well, Ariadna might also get there eventually). My YJ and JSA are on urban bases, and my Nomads are actually on clear bases(!) to represent them floating in zero gee.

    With urban bases, shorter pieces of tactical junk can be replaced by a section of curb (did that on my nuGuijia), but some of these new pieces of tactical junk are way too big to use a built-up base like that.

    My biggest pet peeve is actually the tactical trip hazards on all the AD troops! No sane AD trooper wants to land on something that would break their ankle(s)!

    And @herod1204 : Nice looking minis!
     
    Mob of Blondes likes this.
  12. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    6,950
    Likes Received:
    8,642
    I like how Invincible Army so far has tactical garbage that coincides with my chosen "forest floor" bases. Rocks and mud <3
     
  13. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    1,495
    I like the implication that AD troopers are sane.
    I've never met a para that met the legal OR medical definitions, myself. You have to be "not sane" to want to throw yourself out of a perfectly good aircraft. :D

    Or a bubblehead (Naval clearance diver) who was sane, for that matter (because NO sane person WANTS to be around underwater explosives).
     
    A Mão Esquerda and AdmiralJCJF like this.
  14. Rizzy

    Rizzy Armchair Strategos L3

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2018
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    220
    I'd prefer tactical junk to be seperate from the minis, like it is with the Cateran. My Haqq and Ariadna are on desert and forest bases respectively, but everything else is on city themed or concrete bases where the stuff just doesn't fit in.
     
  15. BLOODGOD

    BLOODGOD Vampire Hunter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    188
    Lol at "new size." The new male Irmandinho is HI-sized and the female is smaller than the old sculpts.

    I continue to be uninterested in the HI boxes that mix male and female sculpts with ludicrous size differences and different-sized guns. I really like that Zhencha!
     
    Benkei likes this.
  16. AdmiralJCJF

    AdmiralJCJF Heart of the Hyperpower
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    Different sized people is a thing.

    Especially when you look at bodies across Asia.

    But different sized weapons? Yeah, that pisses me off too. They REALLY need to fix the "weapon scaling" problem.
     
    BLOODGOD, xagroth, Abrilete and 7 others like this.
  17. Leviathan

    Leviathan Hungry Caliban

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2018
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    871
    Different sized people is a thing, yes.

    But she don't look PH14 to me.
     
    Hecaton likes this.
  18. AdmiralJCJF

    AdmiralJCJF Heart of the Hyperpower
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    Then I would politely suggest you need less racially and sexually biased eyes.

    But, whatever, you do you.

    The point is that while smaller people and even smaller armours (because scaling armour for the person wearing it is obviously a thing) is just fine, we can all unite around the fact that scaling weapons to their users is just lazy.
     
    Solar and ev0k like this.
  19. Cartographer

    Cartographer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2017
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    1,121
    I'm actually okay with weapons scaling, it just doesn't break my immersion for some reason.
    If you take average human (male) height to be ~175cm and equate that to ~33mm miniature height, then that gives 1mm on miniature ~5cm. Standard deviation for height is about 10cm, and 68% of people will be within one SD of the mean, which means that the overwhelming majority of miniatures should be between 32mm and 36mm (humans).
    Honestly the problem isn't with the base frame being the wrong size, it's when you add the power armour that apparently contains no bulk whatsoever for women, but comes complete with 80s style shoulder boosters (and tactical codpiece, "Black Russian") for the men.
     
    BLOODGOD, Barrogh and A Mão Esquerda like this.
  20. AdmiralJCJF

    AdmiralJCJF Heart of the Hyperpower
    Warcor

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    3,093
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    I'm just going to ignore you express a *badwrongopinion* regarding weapon scaling.

    But THIS is a very valid point.

    I, too, dislike the change in the armour frame proportions.

    Even 'though I know from personal experience that deadly combat fighters come in all shapes and sizes.