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AvP Miniature Kickstarter Online

We’ve recently been covering the upcoming miniature Alien vs Predator game from Prodos Games. Friday saw their Kickstarter page go online and they passed their initial goal of £35,000 within hours. They’re currently at just over £110,000 and as their funding climbs higher, pledger’s are receiving further benefits and more models are being unveiled:

09112013_02 AvP Miniature Kickstarter Online

“If successful this KS project will allows Prodos Games Ltd to produce the AvP The Hunt Begins Board Game (which will be produced in standard plastic 1 piece format for late 2014 release) in a bespoked and limited (to KS) fashion specifically for the model connoisseur and collector alike. We will utilize our Procast model making technique to make the high quality and detail multipose and official 28mm polyurethane miniatures of these seminal icons of screen and prose. As well as the cutting edge miniatures, the KS Exclusive AvP The Hunt Begins Gamers Collection Edition will be packaged in a deluxe KS-only box and include exclusive tokens and cards.

If we unlock the stretched goals, the KS project will also allow us to make faction specific themed objective markers as well as a Hardback version of the AvP Wargame Rulebook and speed up our production plans (by over 18 months) meaning we can produce miniatures of, for example, the Predalien, Alien Warriors and even potentially, cyborgs and colonial civilians, well ahead of schedule. In North and South America the KS Pledges will be distributed by CMON.”

By donating £75 then you will be effectively paying for a special KS version of the initial box release with lots of resin models in various poses. Many of the extra goodies have been unlocked with much more on the way! I’m breaking my Kickstarter virginity on this and I hope many of you will be joining me! The campaigns ends on the 28th of November. Get donating!!



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  1. Xenomrph
    Quote from: hardcorps54 on Nov 21, 2013, 11:30:08 AM
    someone had mentioned about making a chess set out of this , anyone had any thoughts on how they would do this ?
    It shouldn't be that hard - you'd just need enough miniatures to represent the chess pieces (you can decide which miniatures represent what) and then get a chess board.

    I mean if you wanted to get all fancy you could try and make a custom chess board, or mount the miniatures on special bases (or even wooden bases, if you could find some - a craft store might have something suitable).
  2. PRJ_since1990
    Quote from: [CANCERBLACK] on Nov 20, 2013, 08:58:58 PM
    Quote from: PanCoreUnit on Nov 20, 2013, 05:28:43 PM
    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D

    What, this little guy? He's adorable! Wouldn't hurt a fly.



    Quote from: PRJ_since1990 on Nov 20, 2013, 07:07:36 PM
    The entire spreadsheet for the Pledges in addition to the goal marks has been revealed. Check the Kickstarter link.

    Been unlocked for a while I think. I'm interested to see who they put inside the Power Loader. My bet is a marine, since they've been iffy about civilians in general so far, not just named characters. Really hope we get to the free Praetorian stretch goal though, that thing rocks, and it'd free up money for more rank'n'file.
    Who doesn't love the Son of Godzilla?

    Also, yeah me too. I'm trying to sell some crap on eBay to allow me to throw money towards the pledge. I'd very much like a free Praetorian!!!
  3. [cancerblack]
    Quote from: PanCoreUnit on Nov 20, 2013, 05:28:43 PM
    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D

    What, this little guy? He's adorable! Wouldn't hurt a fly.



    Quote from: PRJ_since1990 on Nov 20, 2013, 07:07:36 PM
    The entire spreadsheet for the Pledges in addition to the goal marks has been revealed. Check the Kickstarter link.

    Been unlocked for a while I think. I'm interested to see who they put inside the Power Loader. My bet is a marine, since they've been iffy about civilians in general so far, not just named characters. Really hope we get to the free Praetorian stretch goal though, that thing rocks, and it'd free up money for more rank'n'file.
  4. TorsoInvader
    Quote from: Xenomrph on Nov 20, 2013, 12:57:58 AM
    I dunno, I think their Alien models look pretty slick so far, I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with.

    I do agree that I'd rather see WY as a faction over "Stickman", but part of that is apprehension of what they'll do by creating the Stickman faction from whole cloth. They're going to be creating an entire (theoretically, fully formed and balanced) faction based on 1 creature that got 3 minutes of screen time.
    I mean I kinda get why they'd roll WY in with Humans/Marines, because I imagine they wouldn't play that differently. But there's ways to make them play differently and give them special rules and equipment, similar to how Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines play differently in 40k despite technically being the same thing.

    The whole Stickman faction thing reminds me of when the Starship Troopers miniatures game introduced the Skinnies as a playable faction, and the creators basically had to make up the faction from scratch because the source material (TV series and Heinlein book) didn't say a whole lot other than "they exist".

    Mongoose had permission from Heinlein's estate to make what ever new races they wanted as long as they approved them, the skinnie hargemeny  was created from Heinlein's own notes.

    They also made 2 other races as well.One that was finished, The Forth, and one that was in the prototype stages, The Coven.

    (was a bad SST miniatures fan back in the day)

    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D
  5. Blacklabel
    I'm sure the stickman figures will sell really well.

    Btw... the redesigned Predalien actually looks worse than Chet.. with even bigger dreadlocks. lol. Way to mess something up even further.
  6. Xenomrph
    I dunno, I think their Alien models look pretty slick so far, I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with.

    I do agree that I'd rather see WY as a faction over "Stickman", but part of that is apprehension of what they'll do by creating the Stickman faction from whole cloth. They're going to be creating an entire (theoretically, fully formed and balanced) faction based on 1 creature that got 3 minutes of screen time.
    I mean I kinda get why they'd roll WY in with Humans/Marines, because I imagine they wouldn't play that differently. But there's ways to make them play differently and give them special rules and equipment, similar to how Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines play differently in 40k despite technically being the same thing.

    The whole Stickman faction thing reminds me of when the Starship Troopers miniatures game introduced the Skinnies as a playable faction, and the creators basically had to make up the faction from scratch because the source material (TV series and Heinlein book) didn't say a whole lot other than "they exist".
  7. [cancerblack]
    Quote from: SiL on Nov 19, 2013, 10:22:13 PM
    I'm less concerned about Perry being the writer as the makers not being able to tell the difference between the Alien and AvP designs. Shows a lot of love and attention to detail there.

    I just hope their abilities are balanced well.


    I've temporarily changed my tune on that, in the hopes that it's just some IT guy googling the word "aliens" and making the temp banners. I probably shouldn't, but I'm holding out hope that when they release the renders for the Warriors, we'll get a pleasant surprise.

    In case you weren't up to speed, the unlocks with images straight from google search so far are (off the top of my head):

    -Warriors
    -Praetorian
    -Crusher
    -Sentry Guns
    -Hellhounds
    -Berserker Pred
  8. SiL
    I'm less concerned about Perry being the writer as the makers not being able to tell the difference between the Alien and AvP designs. Shows a lot of love and attention to detail there.

    I just hope their abilities are balanced well.
  9. SpreadEagleBeagle
    Still not happy that Steve Perry is the story writer of this project. Really don't dig his stuff, especially when it comes to anything related to ALIEN.

    Fourth faction not being W&Y (or Engineers)? ...Really don't like the sound of that. The Arcturians are most likely just humans (a colony of transgendered / androgynous people or something like that) and not some Star Trekk alien species.

    The Stickman species as its own faction implies a lot of freestyling for the game makers, which usually doesn't end well...
  10. TorsoInvader
    Wow those are some pretty great minis.Female pred is weird though. :-\

    Also what the hell is  stickman?? ??? I assume it is that river ghost thing from predators.

    Quote from: Xenomrph on Nov 19, 2013, 02:58:56 PM
    Yeah me neither. I mean I'm willing to give it a go and see what happens, but I'm also not exactly hopeful.

    They could dig into the EU and make another faction if they wanted - the Leading Edge' Aliens RPG has a couple ready to go for them (the Harvesters, Arcturians).

    Well Harvesters are pretty much animals, as are the EU Arcturians (movie ones have never been described.)

    IMO having a 4th race would be interesting,as long as it is done correctly.

  11. Xenomrph
    Yeah me neither. I mean I'm willing to give it a go and see what happens, but I'm also not exactly hopeful.

    They could dig into the EU and make another faction if they wanted - the Leading Edge' Aliens RPG has a couple ready to go for them (the Harvesters, Arcturians).
  12. Mr. Domino
    Yep. It was mentioned in the Q&A section - someone asked if W-Y would be added as a fourth faction, and they said no - that W-Y would be lumped in with marines, but that they were looking at adding factions somewhere down the line by digging really deep into the IP, and that the first thing they were looking at was stickman (presumably since he's the only living alien outside of Xenos, Preds, and Predhounds we see in any of the films, as they don't have the Prometheus license).
  13. PRJ_since1990
    I'm watching this now. Very cool info coming in!
    Power loader? Yes
    High quality card stock? Yes
    Size of game board? 270+ inches (didn't quite remember exactly)
    Number of players? 1 - how ever many you want as long as they have their own squads
    Customizability? Yes, you can interchange arms and heads. Put them in hot water and repose them and quick chill them to hold the pose!
    Future expansions? Yes, the ship the game's story takes place on a ship. The ship will crash. The next expansion will be the planet.

    Love it
  14. Mr. Domino
    So, couldn't be happier with their Q&A (Even if I did get back essentially "what a nerd" when I asked whether the May release of the KS stuff was tied into the 35th anniversary of Alien). The biggest takeaways, for me, were 28mm Linn Kurosawa and Dutch from the AVP Arcade game, and a storyline that will continue into future box sets, which just makes me ecstatic.
  15. [cancerblack]
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 18, 2013, 07:43:53 PM
    http://youtu.be/4DHtiHIHqos

    Live Q&A

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv130%2FCorpral_Hicks%2Fcloaked-predators.jpg&hash=52d25321921ddad4da76ad41d19952bc1ca6720b



    Cloaked Predator.




    That's a Predalien yo. No idea why he's clear though.


    Praetorian:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.dakkadakka.com%2Fgallery%2F2013%2F11%2F18%2F557874-.PNG&hash=c26986b09a73f68f6352040ad9d09b5d5dec1a9c
  16. [cancerblack]
    Quote from: Nightlord on Nov 13, 2013, 04:31:20 PM
    Quote from: [CANCERBLACK] on Nov 13, 2013, 02:16:29 PM
    Quote from: On the Praetorian...these beasts will be massive (come on at least a 50mm base and be approx 80mm high).


    Oh shit guise.
    :o That thing will tower over everything, I can't even imagine how big the queen will be.


    Queen is confirmed for 120mm base.




    Quote from: RiTides on Nov 13, 2013, 09:36:39 PM
    Hey guys,

    I have pledged for this campaign, but am after Aliens more than Predators. I was wondering if anyone might want to work out a swap for my 2 Kickstarter exclusive Berserker Predator models, in exchange for 2 PredAlien models?

    The Berserker Predators hunt in 3's, after all, and you can only get 1 per pledge... so someone must need 3, and I need more PredAliens :)

    Let me know!

    Also, I'm hoping we'll see the actual sculpts of the Alien Warriors before the campaign is over, since they were an early stretch goal. Hopefully they'll look more like the Aliens from the original 2 movies :)

    Ah, another tourist from Dakka! :laugh: Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat you are, no use for a BSP coz I'm more into the Aliens.







    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/327/106/9642ad7047dc54719eb719fbe527ddd9_large.jpg?1384443749
  17. Xenomrph
    Quote from: Mr. Domino on Nov 13, 2013, 04:22:12 PM
    That's not a final render, though. The Warriors, Hellhounds, Praetorians, and Sentry Guns are all PSed images taken from other sources (The Sentry Guns are the in-game model from CM, and the others are action figures). They weren't expecting to go so far so quickly, and are scrambling to get renders up of as much as possible.
    You know I hadn't even considered that. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that they'll come through and make genuine 'Aliens' Aliens.

    Also their pic of the Berserker Predator is from the Hot Toys 1:6-scale figure if I'm not mistaken.
  18. RiTides
    Hey guys,

    I have pledged for this campaign, but am after Aliens more than Predators. I was wondering if anyone might want to work out a swap for my 2 Kickstarter exclusive Berserker Predator models, in exchange for 2 PredAlien models?

    The Berserker Predators hunt in 3's, after all, and you can only get 1 per pledge... so someone must need 3, and I need more PredAliens :)

    Let me know!

    Also, I'm hoping we'll see the actual sculpts of the Alien Warriors before the campaign is over, since they were an early stretch goal. Hopefully they'll look more like the Aliens from the original 2 movies :)
  19. Leventa24
    Quote from: PRJ_since1990 on Nov 13, 2013, 06:05:27 PM
    Quote from: Leventa24 on Nov 13, 2013, 05:54:15 PM
    I like how instead of doing their own mock-up of the Praetorian they just threw some tint onto a picture of somebodies custom Praetorian figure.
    As it stands, it looks like a Xeno from AvPR with the Queen mantle photoshopped on the back of its head.

    If you search "Alien Praetorian" on Google images it's one of the first images that comes up. It's a custom figure. They just stole the image and painted it blue.

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FbqnmD08.jpg&hash=9a15aae1a1637fa8ce332a28e03a08f01135784c
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FY3zMXbE.jpg&hash=9fe4336f9d6ed7dbb8442edcaf051f54ddcfb548
  20. PRJ_since1990
    Quote from: Leventa24 on Nov 13, 2013, 05:54:15 PM
    I like how instead of doing their own mock-up of the Praetorian they just threw some tint onto a picture of somebodies custom Praetorian figure.
    As it stands, it looks like a Xeno from AvPR with the Queen mantle photoshopped on the back of its head.

    Quote from: Mr. Domino on Nov 13, 2013, 04:22:12 PM
    That's not a final render, though. The Warriors, Hellhounds, Praetorians, and Sentry Guns are all PSed images taken from other sources (The Sentry Guns are the in-game model from CM, and the others are action figures). They weren't expecting to go so far so quickly, and are scrambling to get renders up of as much as possible.
    I hope you're correct. I'd like to think they'd be true on their promise and they're just blown away by the surge of popularity.
  21. Mr. Domino
    That's not a final render, though. The Warriors, Hellhounds, Praetorians, and Sentry Guns are all PSed images taken from other sources (The Sentry Guns are the in-game model from CM, and the others are action figures). They weren't expecting to go so far so quickly, and are scrambling to get renders up of as much as possible.
  22. [cancerblack]
    Quote from: Mr. Domino on Nov 11, 2013, 06:50:20 PM
    I think I remember seeing those pics before, Cancer - have you posted them on Dakka? Still look great - The HorrorClix Pred repaints especially, I'd think would work ok as character figs in a Pred army for this game.

    Yeah, I made a thread there when I was last making a big push on them. And I do really hope the HorrorClix Predators will be close enough to the right scale to fit in with the Prodos ones, because I've got seven of them.




    Quote
    Quote from: [CANCERBLACK] on Nov 11, 2013, 05:42:04 PM
    All I can really make out in that pic is the blue on the Gargs' wings, but it looks great. :)

    Sent you a PM with some better close-up shots. Didn't want to clog up the thread.

    Thanks. :)


    Sentry guns and Praetorians unlocked.
  23. [cancerblack]
    I might as well post this here, these are some AvP minis I've been working on over the last few years (between disasters). I'm probably never going to finish the project now that this stuff is coming out, so here, enjoy the AvP project that never was:


    Spoiler
  24. sjs41390
    Quote from: Mr. Domino on Nov 11, 2013, 05:20:39 PM
    Yep, you'll be responsible for painting and assembly (or rather, you GET to assemble and paint them!) - these minis are like tiny model kits.

    As far as what the figures will look like, there are two kinds of shots Prodos has put up - CG renders and actual model shots. The most recent one labelled "Procast" at the top was an actual model shot, to give you an idea of the difference between the two. As an avid wargamer, I can tell you that in terms of sheer technical proficiency, the sculpting on these models compares very favorably to most of what's currently available from other companies.

    Now, for painting and such - it's not necessarily for everybody, but it's for a lot more people than think it's for them. I've had a lot of people tell me they don't think they have the patience, or the skill, or their hands are too shaky, or whatever, but take it from a complete stranger on the internet who claims to know what he's talking about - it's all smoke and mirrors. I have very shaky hands, certainly not much skill, and I only started seriously painting about a year ago, so I don't have a ton of experience, and yet this is my most recent Warhammer project:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi331.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl476%2FMr_Domino0990%2FDSC_0202.jpg&hash=8101aeaadc7e984b0cb1e02edcbc96b768f527fc

    There's a few very simple techniques you can learn from anyone who knows what they're doing, and/or from online tutorials that can get you going with a bare minimum of trial and error. Of course, as with all things, there's no substitute for experience, but the only way to get that is just to dive in.

    Haha thank you for the detailed response! I think that set you painted looks excellent. I'll have to do some research into the types of paint and brushes to use, but if I'm going to do this, I want to go all in. Sounds like quite a bit of work, but it also sounds like a lot of fun!
  25. Mr. Domino
    Yep, you'll be responsible for painting and assembly (or rather, you GET to assemble and paint them!) - these minis are like tiny model kits.

    As far as what the figures will look like, there are two kinds of shots Prodos has put up - CG renders and actual model shots. The most recent one labelled "Procast" at the top was an actual model shot, to give you an idea of the difference between the two. As an avid wargamer, I can tell you that in terms of sheer technical proficiency, the sculpting on these models compares very favorably to most of what's currently available from other companies.

    Now, for painting and such - it's not necessarily for everybody, but it's for a lot more people than think it's for them. I've had a lot of people tell me they don't think they have the patience, or the skill, or their hands are too shaky, or whatever, but take it from a complete stranger on the internet who claims to know what he's talking about - it's all smoke and mirrors. I have very shaky hands, certainly not much skill, and I only started seriously painting about a year ago, so I don't have a ton of experience, and yet this is my most recent Warhammer project:

    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi331.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fl476%2FMr_Domino0990%2FDSC_0202.jpg&hash=8101aeaadc7e984b0cb1e02edcbc96b768f527fc

    There's a few very simple techniques you can learn from anyone who knows what they're doing, and/or from online tutorials that can get you going with a bare minimum of trial and error. Of course, as with all things, there's no substitute for experience, but the only way to get that is just to dive in.
  26. sjs41390
    I am new to Table Top games but I really want to pick this one up and get into it. I've seen a few comments, but I'm still unsure. Do the figures come like the renders in the blue resin, and I'm responsible for painting them or no?
  27. Mr. Domino
    Yeah, the chestiness of the fempred is disconcerting, not to mention the lack of attention paid to what they were actually portrayed as in the comics rather than in 13-year-old wet dreams. Still going to get one, mind you, because I'm a completist, but I'll likely be altering it somewhat. Definitely may try and mess with the feet some, make them more human-looking, because then it could pass for a masked Machiko.
  28. SpreadEagleBeagle
    Quote from: Mr. Domino link=topic=49242.msg1804661#msg1804661 date
    wasn't meant as quite as much of a slam as I think you took it - there's a lot of people here who are always insensitive and disrespectful of others' opinions, and those people I can just safely disregard - but you, a lot of times, make posts that make me sit up and take note, particularly a lot of your thoughts on Alien 3. Those times, you're well-spoken, eloquent, and generally respectful. You're part of the reason I've come to like that film as much as I have. Conversely, though, any time there's an "everything is canon" thread, or someone mentions Steve Perry, or anything else you're not fond of, you tend to add your input in a somewhat less scholarly manner. I've found it disappointing when it's happened, and decided to make note of it here. Make of that what you will.

    Ah I see... hmm, sorry to disappoint you. I admit that the "Everything is canon" crew really gets on my nerves and brings out the worst in me and all that. What annoys me even more is that people let them go on and on and on without any 'repercussions', but when I snap back it's all of a sudden too much. Double standard.


    QuoteAs for the new close-up shots of the models, saw those on Facebook a few minutes ago. Very happy with them. I would, of course, be more happy with a more accurate runner, but it's worth remembering that these are 28mm. A little green stuff will go a long way towards making me happy with them so long as I'm not using a magnifying glass. The marine and Predator look outstanding. Here's hoping the helmet on the marine is a separate piece, as I intend to buy multiple squads, and I'd like to have as little clonage as possible.

    The Marine and Predator models look good, but I don't know about the Alien ones or the female Predator with boobs...
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