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Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« on: November 01, 2013, 11:46:39 AM »
Obviously it'd be very easy for me to just do some more trenchcoats in plastic, and no doubt they'll be done at some point, but all that will do is detract from sales of the metal figures at this point, so it's liekly a better idea to do something else.
I put the idea of a redneck trucker gang forward, but really you need something with as much unfirm appearance, and thus interchangeability and reusability as possible - the redneck gang would all be very individual and non-uniform, so unless everyone is happy to have 3 or 4 identical height and weight men so that the torsos and legs can be swapped, it's maybe not the best option.

So what would you like, you 114+ people that have voted for Gang Types?

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 12:13:48 PM »
I didn't vote for gang types but my suggestion would be a contemporary Native American/First Nations (Canada) gang that may also be useful in other settings like post apocalypse wastelands etc.

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 01:19:17 PM »
I didn't vote for gang types either, but what about some sort of local militia? Would work as lightly armoured people with maybe flak jackets and lots of ammo pockets and all sorts of guns. Would also allow use within various systems as well.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 01:26:19 PM »
I should say my current theory is something along the lines of the bad guys that get defrosted in Demolition Man by Snipes' Simon Phoenix and immediately decide to dress in cut-up tyres. So a Mad Max vibe, possibly with Skullz just to piss off all the people on Frothers.

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 01:29:18 PM »
Which might not be a terrible idea tie-in wise:

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 01:31:57 PM »
I like Dekthor's suggestion because it would be fun and original but it also tweaked a little positive crossover alert in my head. I've noticed from a lot of my roleplaying friends that 5th Ed Shadowrun is pretty popular at the moment. Based in Seattle initially, it has a lot of reference to shamanism and Pacific First Nations stuff. The stylised "S" Shadowrun logo is based in Pacific First Nations stuff. But just generally, Pacific First Nations art is beautiful and a really strong design that I think would work well on minis.  Back in the day, before I got a bit sick of GW, I was toying with a Pacific First Nations Imperial Guard army, just to use the wonderful art style.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 01:33:56 PM »
I'd either go with some not-Necromunda gangs, the Trench-coats are great and have a strong feel of their own, but can easily be used as Necromunda Delaques (I assume you know this...)
So Not-Escher Punk Chicks, Not-Goliath 'Roiders, Not-Orlock Truckers...

Recently I have been playing alot of Fallout, the Mad Max/Post Apocalypic Wasteland Gang style really appeals to me as well.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 01:35:19 PM »
A Mad Max II type rabble would suit me. They'd be great for my Atomic Highway games.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 02:04:43 PM »
I didn't vote for them either, but if you do gang types then a mad max lot might just interest me.

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 02:07:54 PM »
Personally, I'd like you to create some characters / gangers based upon the Tim Truman artwork from the 'Grimjack' comic book but that shall wait until I commission you to do so (right after I win the lottery). In the mean time, and to tie in with the Next Gen Mad Max, let's see some warriors of the wasteland - also , the Judge Dredd game needs some Cursed Earth types in plastic...

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 02:48:02 PM »
Interesting how many people who didn't vote for gang members have commented here. I didn't vote for them either, but given their apparent, if vague, general popularity, I'd be inclined to go for a bunch of homicidal maniacs, because they look just like everyone else... :vampire:

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 03:13:43 PM »
To continue the current trend, I didn't vote for more gangs...

But I'd suggest to do the "Big Boris and his jolly 'roid abusers" that was one of the ideas that came back then. Bodybuilders all have rather similar bodies, so that's a plus. Also, they could be used are not-goliaths, the same way the current gangers can be used as not-delaques. I think that having a clear gaming purpose helps the sales of minis.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 04:52:19 PM »
Wimmins... with big.... GUNS.  And those Post Apoc types you've already mentioned. :-)
Dozens of different systems they could be used for from Necromunda to Mongoose's revamped Dredd.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2013, 07:02:23 PM »
I did vote for gangs.

I'd suggest you do some samples in metal.

If the truckers are too individual.

I'd suggest a a backpatch biker gang feel, they have a "uniform", would work as a big GW gang, would work as a biker gang for post apoc, zombie hunters might even work as a 50's  Atomic Highway feel.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2013, 07:59:19 PM »
I'd go for a psycho type gang. Kind of like the raiders in borderlands 2. Kind of not too much clothes some wearing gasmasks, wiry smaller guys and big guys on roids.

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2013, 08:36:24 PM »
i voted for gangs as i like your trenchcoat gangers and think you do that style well.
however i'd quite like to see 1960's sci fi evil henchmen gang - like the bond enemies in the hollow volcano...
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2013, 08:53:02 PM »
Just throwing this out there. Gang like in back to the future two with biff (or whatever his name was in the future) except with guns.

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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2013, 11:20:04 PM »
Something between the Necromunda Van Saars and the Starship Trooper LAMI (Light armoured mobile infantry) from the movie.

That'd give them the ability to serve as stand-ins for a light trooper of some sort, but it would also give them an ability to be converted to dudes with Tire treads on the shoulders, all kinds of additional bits, to include skullz(TM) bits to add if someone chooses to add 'em.

Perhaps the skullz need to be modelled so they could be parted out, cut up and made into skullz-pilez(TM) on a base all on their own.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2013, 11:31:15 PM »
I did vote for gangers; possible types:
  • futuristic toffs with guns, capes, wes'coats and frilly shirts;
  • mechanics with future kit, bib'n'braces and guns;
  • redneck hicks with lasers.


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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2013, 10:21:27 AM »
I did vote for Gangers as well. Perhaps a generic male/female thug type set. You could then make converision kits for them after out of metal perhaps and allow you to convert them into other gang types

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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2013, 11:30:09 AM »
Something like this


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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2013, 12:05:55 PM »
Well, if I do the Mad Max thing correctly, you should be able to make musclepunks and biker style ones easily (I intend to make some plastic motorbikes and stuff along the way) by combining the inevitable bare-chested-but-wearing-a-jacket/waistcoat/vest torso with a cowboy hat. I'm going to try to plan it so that I might only have to make some trenchcoated torsoes to swap out on sprue down the line to have them in plastic later too. The great thing about bikers and mad max types is they all wear ridiculous wrist strap and spiked vambraces so you can have an easy point to  swap hands on!

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2013, 12:29:54 PM »
I voted for the gangs.  I love the trench coat guys you've done and they are on my Christmas list.
What I like about them:
-Great sculpts with a lot of character.
-Uniform, buy that I mean they look like a gang and not a rag tag group of survivors. I am afraid some of the other suggestions would more closely resemble the former and not the latter.
- Scifi - I'm a scifi freak... so yeah.

Anything you make with those characteristics would be a win in my book.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2013, 03:08:34 PM »
-Uniform, buy that I mean they look like a gang and not a rag tag group of survivors. I am afraid some of the other suggestions would more closely resemble the former and not the latter.

Anything you make with those characteristics would be a win in my book.

Well said. I agree entirely.

Yes, you can pull figures together with a paint job but I think it's better if they are more closely associated with a uniform sculpting style.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2013, 03:42:55 PM »
Well said. I agree entirely.

Yes, you can pull figures together with a paint job but I think it's better if they are more closely associated with a uniform sculpting style.

Well if its a gang who identify by their "dress" it will be a uniform of sorts.

As Bahir says - Scifi if its to add to Andys range of Gangers.

To me gangers and body armour don't go.

There are various gang types through history

Body builder - vest wearing, steroid abusing, beach exercising meat heads
Parker wearing Mods - designer tailored clothes
Leather jacket wearing rockers
Teddy boys DA's , brothel creepers and long jackets
Punks - Mohawks, skin tight ripped and zipped clothes.
Skins - drainpipes, cherry, red 20 hole DMs and short all over crew cuts.
Leather boys- black shiny leather, leather caps, and leather arseless chaps, Freddie Mercury 'tasches.
Bloods and Crips/gangsta, half length trousers- baggy T shirsts, Bling, baseball boots

Andy has to be careful to avoid:

classic biker look, with bandanna and "colours" - House Orlock
Distinct mask, religious nutters -  House Cawdor
a preoccupation with physique, featuring weighty chains and spiked metal bracers.- House Goliath
beard and still- suit - House Van Saar
 
So... bearded bikers with bling?
gas mas wearing kilted punks?
bodybuilder- leather bikers with arseless chaps?

Edit:
Dreadlocks?
Maori type tatoos?
Addicted who are dishevelled, because they are too concerned with their next fix to be worried about their appearance?

Andy possibly has religious nutters covered with a conversion of his tunnel dwellers.
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