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  • #21967
    Angel Barracks
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    Talk to me about it.
    I have in my headbox an idea for what it should look like.
    But fill my bonce with confusion in the form of inspirations..

    #21970
    Gaz045
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    I immediately thought of these fellows…….

    http://www.google.com/search?q=aliens+in+battleship&client=ms-android-google&biw=1024&bih=600&site=webhp&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=e7srVfCoKY3satS0gIgK&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1

    Or the nice ones from Brigade with the ‘big’ visor section…

    http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/6mmSF/Infantry/SF300-5003.html

     

     

    The power lifter/cargo handler from Aliens always struck me as ‘first generation’ PA minus its armour and weapons……almost a ‘walker’  and not sleek and form fitting ‘yet’………

    "Even dry tree bark is not bitter to the hungry squirrel"

    #21973
    Stroezie
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    Bulcky, there needs to be room for the “powered” part.
    The head inside the suit, looking around is done via sensors and a 360 HUD display.
    One handheld weapon, AS or SAW and one or two shoulder or backpack mounted fire support weapons think micro missile launchers, auto mortars, etc…

    My current favourite PA’s are:

    Brigade Models

     

    Ground Zero Games dsm-129 Nsl power armor

     

    Microworld games Foundationist Power Armor

    Hope that helps muddy your brain-waters a little.

    Now you go do that voodoo that you do so well,

    and blow me away with your new PA  ;-))

     

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    #21974
    Mr. Average
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    I know it counts as rampant immodesty but this can go on your mind-grapes: my comic 6-Commando features powered armor of several sizes and varieties.

    #21975
    Rhoderic
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    I like power armour / mecha hybrids – the sort of things you can’t be quite sure whether to categorise as armoured suits or small mechs, often having elongated arms and/or legs that subvert the humanoid shape somewhat. The Edenite Golems / Utopian APEs from the Heavy Gear universe are particular favourites of mine:

     

    #22004
    Rules Junkie Jim
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    I always find myself speculating as to how the hell a human being would fit inside power armour outfits as depicted in miniature. The arms frequently seem to begin too far from the body, and as for the crotch region… yikes.

    I love the Microworld Games PA: they look like an armoured alien species, very cool.

    #22122
    Rhoderic
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    I always find myself speculating as to how the hell a human being would fit inside power armour outfits as depicted in miniature. The arms frequently seem to begin too far from the body, and as for the crotch region… yikes.

    If that’s in reference to the Golems/APEs, bear in mind that they’re in 1/144 scale and stand roughly twice as tall as a man. The legs, arms and crotch of the wearer/pilot aren’t where the legs, arms and crotch of the suit are. The head of the wearer/pilot, however, is inside the suit’s head, so it can be argued that the head of the suit is effectively a helmet, which speaks for the whole thing being a suit of powered armour as opposed to a piloted mech. Then, of course, there are other factors which speak for the reverse – hence a hybrid.

    #22127

    I would quickly buy something that reminded me of the SAFS suits from SF3D. So far, Germy’s are the only one who come close.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #22232
    Rules Junkie Jim
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    If that’s in reference to the Golems/APEs, bear in mind that they’re in 1/144 scale and stand roughly twice as tall as a man. 

    Nah, it wasn’t; more of a general observation

    #24373
    James Ewins
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    Clockwork Goblin make some nice WW2 styled PA for their post-ww2 range – it’s a good size and obviously bigger and bulkier, I got some at Legionary for use with Nordic Weasel games where the PA is so much bigger and better.

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