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Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:27 pm
by Australian Dawn NLI
Sorry about the late reply, I'm blacklisted for some reason so haven't been logging in so much and missed your post. :oops:

ABBA aren't really my idea of Superheroes, they do look like corny superheroes there though, even if they're barely moving. Our Euro vision contestant this year was bobbing around on a stick like a Kewpie doll FFS- ABBA can barely be arsed to sway from side to side!

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:12 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Yeah, it was a different time -- the St. Vitus Dance Syndrome didn't kick in for a couple of decades. They didn’t do much hopping around at Eurovision, either:

https://youtu.be/3FsVeMz1F5c

Note how the announcer gets the names mixed up. And apparently, can't pronounce "Agnetha" -- not that I blame him on the latter:

https://youtu.be/5HJmW8EY8m0

What do you mean, "blacklisted"? Can that even happen here? :shock:

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:47 pm
by Australian Dawn NLI
My IP address.
Frothers thinks I'm a spammer so I can't post logged in.
I'm a victim of Friendly Fire in the war against spammers. :cry:
Such indiscriminate blacklisting doesn't seem to be having much effect on the real spammers though! :demonic:

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:03 pm
by Voice From Limbo
That's weird.

You could try contacting a "moderator". 0;)

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:03 am
by Australian Dawn
I'm back!
I never believed in the mods before, but you mention them and the problem disappears! :shock:
You're like an Internet Faith healer! :D

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:19 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Mods work in mysterious ways.

Now send me money! :twisted:

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:37 am
by Australian Dawn
Scale is a real issue with superhero figs I find. 35mm seems to be on the rise with Knight Models leading the trend, but older, smaller ranges like heroclix and the various generic ranges have more options and would be easier to use with non super ranges, like pulp, gangsters etc.
How does a superhero show he's super without heaps of non super extras to throw around I ask you?
And I'd really like to set games in the war with ww2 figs, so the heroes being in 35mm is a pain in the arse. :(

Even within a range size can vary a lot, I bought an armadillo themed character thinking he would be armoured like the animal, I didn't think he'd be almost as small as one! :evil:

I'm hoping that with large bases on my outsized supers to keep them at a distance from the smaller rank and file this won't be too much of a problem (has anyone here tried this?) with borderline cases, although it's a real shame, and only really suitable for the very powerful, non-street level supers I think, but there are good figs from Hasslefree and other small manufacturers that look perfect for big bruiser types but are just going too look to small with the 35mms on the table. :(

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:18 pm
by Voice From Limbo
You may have to bite the bullet and go with 1/48 WWII figs -- they're in the range of 36mm. I haven't really searched out what's available, but North Star made some, though they may no longer be in production, or have passed into other hands. And I think a couple of other companies make them in that scale.

OTOH, some of the kit manufacturers make 1/48, Tamiya for instance; I wouldn't be surprised if they did boxes of figures. It would be cheaper too, I'd guess.

Of course, if you already have a bunch of 28mm, I can see how that would be a painful decision. :(

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:29 am
by Australian Dawn
Hmmm, I hadn't thought of 1/48 WWII figures, I'd rather use 28mm, but I may have to consider it.
Thanks.

Re: Anyone got advice about US style UK heroes?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:40 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Damn. And here I thought the Man from Oz was back. :cry: