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Looking for space guys
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 08:51 PM UTC
Is there a company that produces "realistic-looking" figures that could pass as space, or future, infantry or marines in 25 - 28 mm? Or, 1/72 scale? I don't want typical gaming pieces as they have giant heads and hands, and ridiculous weapons. Reason being, I'm scratch-building a spacecraft and have reasonable headroom for only those sized figures. Need, at most, 1/2 dozen figs.
YellowHammer
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 09:36 AM UTC
Hi Biggles,
I'm showing my age here but there was a game called Traveller put out by Games Designers Workshop. Citadel produced some miniatures to go a long with the game. RAFM has the license now to produce the figures and they still offer some sets on their website.

http://www.rafm.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RAF&Category_Code=GRAV

They are in 15mm though but the appendages don't appear overly large to me. Anyway, just something to consider.
John
Bravo1102
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 01:31 PM UTC
Check plasticfigurereview.com and go down the manufacturer list. Some of makers there do space and fantasy figures and soft plastic figures don't generally have the over sized heads and hands.
Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 07:39 PM UTC
Found some 32mm minis such as this:
http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?product=resin-master-%252d-mongrel~hfmaster-a116&category=modern-%26%0D%0Apost%252dapoc~resin-masters-%252d-modern
Weapons are a little chunky, but anatomy and detailing is good.