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paper miniatures?

Postby Chuckhazard » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:45 pm

Can anyone suggest a good source of paper minis? I know SJG used to do a traveller set, but alas, they seem to be mostly gone.

I'd really like digital pdf minis, so I can print them out on shrinky-dink to give them a little more substance. Real paper ones would do too.

The best thing I've found so far are the sci-fi mini's by OneMonk, available on rpgnow.com for free. http://www.rpgnow.com/index.php?filters ... rs_id=2352

I'm not against buying a set, I just haven't found anything that stands out yet.
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Postby GJD » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:30 pm

Cumberland Games Sparks Paper miniatures are good. B&W line are presented as a font, with upper and lower case as the front and back of a standup, so if you want a whole page of, say, space marines, you just print out loads.

http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/sparks.htm

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Postby DigitalMage » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:09 am

You could try Precis Intermedia's Disposable Heroes line, especially their HardNova][ set.
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Postby Chuckhazard » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:55 pm

I've looked at all of these, and already have downloaded everything from OneMonk I'm interested in. I was tempted by the disposable heroes until I found...

A pretty brilliant set by a guy named scarecrow. Sadly, he doesn't seem to think much of MGT.

He's got a set of traveller specific (aslan, hiver, zhodani, droyne) as well as some stargate and dr who stuff.

http://crowstuff.co.uk/ (look under rpg stuff)

also a pretty neat mini generator for star trek, which could probably be used to make some cool custom minis for any setting.

http://www.crowstuff.co.uk/trekminis/index.htm
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Postby Eisenmann » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:28 pm

Chuckhazard wrote: He's got a set of traveller specific (aslan, hiver, zhodani, droyne) as well as some stargate and dr who stuff.

http://crowstuff.co.uk/ (look under rpg stuff)
Oh, wow. Those are great.
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Re: paper miniatures?

Postby Ector » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:36 pm

Chuckhazard wrote:Can anyone suggest a good source of paper minis? I know SJG used to do a traveller set, but alas, they seem to be mostly gone.
You can find them if you want them hard enough. Not Beowulf, probably, but others can be found. I've just grabbed the sets to complete my collection!
Besides, the deck plans are great. Especially Empress Marava, where you can setup even a large-scale combat :)
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Re: paper miniatures?

Postby Chuckhazard » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:54 pm

Ector wrote:
Chuckhazard wrote:Can anyone suggest a good source of paper minis? I know SJG used to do a traveller set, but alas, they seem to be mostly gone.
You can find them if you want them hard enough. Not Beowulf, probably, but others can be found. I've just grabbed the sets to complete my collection!
Besides, the deck plans are great. Especially Empress Marava, where you can setup even a large-scale combat :)
I just recently figured out the deckplans come with figures... does every deckplan have a different set of figures?
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Postby Chuckhazard » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:56 pm

Also does anyone know of any material (minatures or just illustrations) depicting bwaps?
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Postby rust » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:20 pm

Chuckhazard wrote:Also does anyone know of any material (minatures or just illustrations) depicting bwaps?
I seem to remember that MegaMiniatures once announced Bwap minis,
but I am not sure whether they actually produced them, and whether
they are still available anywhere.

As for illustrations, GURPS Traveller Alien Races 4 should have some.
I do not know that supplement, but normally all races described in one
of those supplements also get a few illustrations, and I would be very
surprised if the Bwaps would be the exception.
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Re: paper miniatures?

Postby kristof65 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:30 pm

Chuckhazard wrote: I just recently figured out the deckplans come with figures... does every deckplan have a different set of figures?
The three deckplans (Beowulf, Scout and Assault Cutter) I have all did. Can't speak for the rest of them.
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Postby GJD » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:01 pm

They do. The SJG GM screen also has a sheet of generic characters and a plan of a starport bar, Bruebecks.

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Postby Ector » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:19 am

Here is the list of all SJG paper miniatures: http://www.sjgames.com/heroes/
Does anybody know where to find the Cardboard Heroes' Bases? Or something like that?
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Postby Somebody » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:59 am

Ector wrote:Here is the list of all SJG paper miniatures: http://www.sjgames.com/heroes/
Does anybody know where to find the Cardboard Heroes' Bases? Or something like that?
Ask around if someone still has the old BattleTech box sets with the paper mechs but has since graduated to miniatures. The bases where used there
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Postby Jame Rowe » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:08 pm

Somebody wrote:Ask around if someone still has the old BattleTech box sets with the paper mechs but has since graduated to miniatures. The bases where used there
Sorry, we're using ours for Battletech. PEACE of Blake upon you!

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Postby Somebody » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:12 pm

Jame Rowe wrote:
Somebody wrote:Ask around if someone still has the old BattleTech box sets with the paper mechs but has since graduated to miniatures. The bases where used there
Sorry, we're using ours for Battletech. PEACE of Blake upon you!

*Stage whispers right* No, you fool, don't do the countdown while I've got the channel ... ooops! *click*
Are those really YOURS? Or did your order just "found them" somewhere and "borrowed them" like you did with the Tharkad?

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Postby kristof65 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:42 pm

Ector wrote:Does anybody know where to find the Cardboard Heroes' Bases? Or something like that?
http://www.mrchips.net/

http://www.dice.co.uk/fs_gamcom.htm

If you don't mind buying 1000 or more at the same time, there are a couple of other places to get some deals - like $70 for 1000
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Postby DigitalMage » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:14 pm

Ector wrote:Here is the list of all SJG paper miniatures: http://www.sjgames.com/heroes/
Does anybody know where to find the Cardboard Heroes' Bases? Or something like that?
Leisure Games sells bases for paper minis here:
http://www.leisuregames.com/acatalog/Ma ... _1356.html

Look for:
Plastic Card Stand type CS1 (pack of 10)
Plastic Card Stand type CS2 (pack of 10)

Only 50p for 10
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Postby mechascorpio » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:37 pm

Precis Intermedia has excellent stand-up bases (scroll down) as part of their Disposable Heroes line... red, white, blue and black.
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Re:

Postby mancerbear » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:07 am

Eisenmann wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:28 pm
He's got a set of traveller specific (aslan, hiver, zhodani, droyne) as well as some stargate and dr who stuff.

http://crowstuff.co.uk/ (look under rpg stuff)
He doesn't seem to have them on his site any more. Pity.

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