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Author Topic: Aliens: Another Glorious Day in the Corps - A Cooperative Board Game  (Read 16614 times)

Dachande
Feb 17, 2021, 03:08:12 PM
Reply #90 on: Feb 17, 2021, 03:08:12 PM
Yeah they definitely seem to be. The quality of the plastics is insanely good. Even Games Workshop struggles to get detail so fine and sharp on their kits and they're the biggest miniatures manufacturer on Earth.

Somebody at Prodos must have made some kind of Faustian bargain somewhere down the line.

I think the smaller companies do better as they aren't having to produce as huge an amount as GW does. If you want to see some great miniatures, look up Awaken Realms, and the board games they do. Some of the absolute best mini's about. Nemesis in particular for the Alien vibes.


[cancerblack]
Feb 17, 2021, 03:13:18 PM
Reply #91 on: Feb 17, 2021, 03:13:18 PM
Prodos/Archon did the Nemesis miniatures too IIRC.



Eighty-Five
Feb 17, 2021, 03:27:24 PM
Reply #93 on: Feb 17, 2021, 03:27:24 PM
A lot of board games manufacturers subcontract the production of models out to specialist companies. Hell, even some wargames companies. Iirc the ill-fated Battletech revival subcontracted its miniatures to SodaPop.

Hell, Games Workshop themselves didn't make their own miniatures til around 79.


[cancerblack]
Feb 17, 2021, 03:34:20 PM
Reply #94 on: Feb 17, 2021, 03:34:20 PM
Prodos/Archon did the Nemesis miniatures too IIRC.

Really? I didn't know that, thought they did it all themselves, did they do all the other AR games too?

Not 100% sure, but Archon does the miniatures for a lot of games, so it's entirely possible.



[cancerblack]
Feb 18, 2021, 08:45:03 PM
Reply #96 on: Feb 18, 2021, 08:45:03 PM
I really dislike their website. I've completed orders for a set of plastic assets and warriors twice and never received an invoice or been charged.


Eighty-Five
Feb 18, 2021, 08:53:38 PM
Reply #97 on: Feb 18, 2021, 08:53:38 PM
Can't say I had any problems. Weird. What country you trying to order to?



Eighty-Five
Feb 18, 2021, 09:11:26 PM
Reply #99 on: Feb 18, 2021, 09:11:26 PM
I have mixed feelings about it, having done a test-fit of the model to get an idea of how it comes together. I've decided to sculpt an entirely new face onto the head because the stock one is disproportionate and fugly. I'll also trim the spines along the tail so they're more in line with the movie and not weirdly mismatched. Aside from that, the halves of her torso assembly don't sit together very well which might require some extra work, but hey.

She's very cheap for a model of her size and she looks like what she's supposed to be. I never got a Prodos queen and I'm sure as hell not paying £100+ for one on ebay that's got a 50% chance of being a recast.

I will say tho, GF9 have been very cunning with their photos of the queen kit. She looks a lot worse from other angles. Initially I thought the head looking oversized was due to foreshortening haha.



Eighty-Five
Feb 18, 2021, 10:04:13 PM
Reply #101 on: Feb 18, 2021, 10:04:13 PM
Can't say I had any problems. Weird. What country you trying to order to?

New Zealand.

Thing is, Flames of War is based here so it shouldn't be a problem.

Based on what I saw on their website, GF9 ships from the UK. Not sure what the relationship is between them and flames of war or if they have regional offices, but if GF9's stuff is only coming out of the UK it may be due to COVID/Brexit complications.


[cancerblack]
Feb 18, 2021, 10:09:14 PM
Reply #102 on: Feb 18, 2021, 10:09:14 PM
It wouldn't be having any greater impact on international shipping than it would on internal shipping for stuff like this and they certainly didn't have any notice about it anywhere. I think they ship to asia-pacific from their other (US) base though. I'm hesitant to try a third time in case they turn around and charge me for all 3 attempts, and my emails about it have gone without reply.




 

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