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09-02-2001, 09:44 AM
Does anybody know of any sites other than Agents of Gaming, Sci-fi Minatures.com or Starfleet Battles where you can buy metal/plastic minatures?
I've just got a Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper kit and I love it ( http://freespace.virgin.net/james.hobson/sci.htm ) and I wouldn't mind aquiring some more general sci-fi minatures (Dune, Battlestar, SW, ST, anything).
09-10-2001, 09:36 AM
Comet Miniatures in London produce white metal miniatures of Galactica, Irwin Allen, Gerry Anderson vehicles. cometminiatures.com or .co.uk(?) , and I've seen them in Thunderbooks in Blackpool, Lancashire. They're about 1.5 to 3 inches in length.
09-10-2001, 10:00 AM
britcit3 Wizards of the Coast has some SW miniatures, in case you're interested. Most are currently out of stock, but there are a couple available. Wizards miniatures (http://www.wizards.com/starwars/article.asp?x=mini_update&c=mini)
09-10-2001, 12:12 PM
Yorkie - my, my, what a small world......
The Colonial Viper and the Dark Star (that I've just added to my site) were purchased from none other than Thunderbooks in Blackpool !!!!!!!!!
R2- thanks for the link - some cool stuff on there - will probably buy the 2 Jedi - cheers.
good shot jansen
11-12-2001, 08:38 AM
here's an auction for loose babylon 5, sets 1-4 with a buy it now of $15.00, and shipping's only $3.00 (http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1031982629)
a good deal if anyone wants it!
good shot jansen
11-21-2001, 01:18 PM
wow! these are some of the finest (if not the) micro machines ever produced! the detailing and paint jobs are supberb!:happy: as an added suprise:sur: , i wasn't aware that the guns fold out on the drop ship! these are really excellent toys!
now i definately need to get an action fleet drop ship so's to deliver the mm apc to tough trouble spots that crop up from time to time in jansen land:D
good shot jansen
11-21-2001, 01:30 PM
actually i'm not about to start collecting a whole different genre of action fleet sci fi's. i'm quite content with my star wars.
hey vt! i's got's me an idea, since the apc is not a space ship, and that is really what i collect (play with), i noticed on the back of the aliens packing cards, that there is a predator space ship contained in set #3. as i am not after any of the jeeps, trucks, or peoples. how's bout i send b'jr my apc, so's that he can load it into one of his (i'm sure) many drop ships still in need of a mini apc in the cargo hold, and in return, if he happens to have a spare one, you can send me the predator space ship.
lmk if it werkz fer you guys!
11-21-2001, 01:55 PM
I'm sending Baal Jr Via VT that Predators set. If I see it again, I'll pick it up and I'm also pretty sure that Stroop mms* were showing up at TRU the other week.
I wish I'd bvought more of the A ALIENS stuff last year as there was shisleoads of it :frus: then you could've had your APC mm dans le Dropship
11-21-2001, 05:00 PM
you don't want that syd-mead-designed apc w/retracting gun? if not: jdah, if haven't sent gsj's or my pkg yet, feel free to remove predship from mine & put it in gsj's. otherwise, we'll send gsj b'jr's present predship :)
mmath: (falcon + b5 science ship)/2 = nostromo :D
np: disco-era narcissus, "tres saturn3, non?" ;)
good shot jansen
11-21-2001, 05:07 PM
i'll forward apc in upcoming shipment! i know how b'jr loves the apc in a action fleet drop, and i ain't really after anything other than sci fi space ships, so's cool by me!
11-21-2001, 10:26 PM
GSJ, I am in no way trying to sour any deals here, but that was the same purist attitude I took when starting my swafollection. It caused me to pass up shelf warmers like Rancors and Sandcrawlers that sat there for a good year at my local Wal Mart. By the time I finally decided the collection would be more meaningful to me it if were complete, I had to start shopping eBay and counting on the kindness of bounty-hunters (well, bounty-hunteR in the case of those two particular SWAFs - thanks again VT!!) I don't pretend to know your intentions or know better what you should be collecting, I'm just saying how it happened with me.
"I'm not saying. I'm just saying."
11-23-2001, 08:25 AM
OKay, I'm confused. I see in one thread I'm getting a Betty, and don't know who that's for, and now I am opening my carefully-packed packages to swap a predator ship from Baal jr to GSJ, right?
Sorrry but I'm having a blond day.
11-23-2001, 03:02 PM
capeesh? :) meanwhile, not to give you any further motivation for crastination, but have any of you tried this game (http://web.utanet.at/nkehrer/JSpaceDuel.html) yet? man, i'm gettin addicted, & it's all gsj's fault for pointin it out :evil:
forget the obvious cloud-car parallels suggested by the shipshape. the play dynamics are much more like piloting a bwing thru an asteroid field. even when it gets crowded & frantic, it stays smooth & cool, the dance of color & motion on screen's downright breathtaking, poetic; :o tap 3 a few times (for credits), then 2 a coupla times to select the tethered pod, then 1 to start! a few tips:
-you're allowed to have six shots on-screen at a time (three per gun), so stick to the closest, densest target clusters to reload as fast as possible. don't fixate too much on any one target ("i lost the breen we were after" "i wouldn't worry about it, there's plenty more to choose from" -nog & sisko, ds9's "what you leave behind" battle :cool: )
-usu. best to steer around or shield-bounce off of, rather than try to destroy the mines (the little crosses), cuz they take seven shots to kill
-avoid scrolling; try to stay within the center of the screen so as to maintain maximum peripheral visual warning
-when things start getting crowded, use thrusters only when necessary; shield-bouncing off objects'll give you more than enough motion to deal with. however, firing while angling thrusters & steering to make your ship "twirl" often gives your guns better coverage
-firing blind often pays off during the bonus rounds w/them fuzzballs & stars
-every so often one of them ufo's is a sharpshooter- you'll know within one or two of its shots. use shields and/or take him out as fast as possible.
-also, cuz i originally "trained" on the '82 arcade version, i'm used to sterring w/my left & firing w/my right, so i crisscross my hands when operating the keyboard controls :)
so far my high's 106000- i've reached the screen where the asteroids are amber rectangles (after pentagons, cubes, octahedrons & ferris wheels) :D
np: jeddah (http://cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=43103156/pagename=/RP/CDN/FIND/album.html/artistid=BLONDIE/itemid=1416925), "one way or another"
11-24-2001, 07:31 AM
The AF Drop Ship holds the MM APC very snugly with the turret in "up" position, sometimes so snugly that it gets stuck when you open the drop ship's main bay. However, it's a great effect, so I wish you luck in finding one.
good shot jansen
11-24-2001, 08:14 AM
i too have been suckered into the "awwww, i don't really need that, cause i'm really after this" trap before. (case in pernt, virago, which i had originally passed on, and passed on, and passed on........etc), and then one fine day, woke up, smelled the monkey berries:stupid: , and had to have one. (vt o' course rode in to the rescue):happy: , and now i have one! however, after carefully studying mm's for over a year now (as well as mason's preference's regarding what he plays with), the non-space ship toys, really are not our cappa tea! (which btw, as i am now starting to collect gal voy's, i'm ending up with quite a bit o' non space ship merchandise, which if anyone wants, let me know, so far i only have packs 2 and 6, but the hunt is now on!)
however, more importantly, somehow, between the constant yapping o' my own voice here on these forums, i've learned how to listen to what others are saying from time to time (see mom? i can be taught!:sur: ), and seeing how b'jr loves the mm apc in the af dropper, it would be my pleasure to be able to provide him one (economically to boot, as he doesn't have to wade through all the other contents of the pack jes to get at the apc), and in return, i get a predator space ship (once again economically, as the space ship is all that i really want!).
my only exception to this, is of course star wars! (landspeeders, at-at's at-st's speeder bikes, etc.)
np: cheap trick - i know what i want (and i know how to get it)
11-24-2001, 02:42 PM
Thanks for clarifying, will repackage when the B arrives.
11-24-2001, 02:44 PM
BTW, I've not heard that song for aeons. That and the one that goes "You got ants in your pants, I don't understand, I don't trust a blink of your eye..?" was it called didn't have the nerve to say no?
11-26-2001, 02:49 PM
. . .& i've reached the screen where the asteroids are flashing green snowflakes :happy: unfortunately, i gotta lay off for a while cuz it feels like workin them controls so fast & furious has givin me a touch of "arthuritis" (redd foxx (http://timvp.com/sanford.html)), or maybe that carpet tunnel syndrome :dead:
gsj: "he doesn't have to wade through all the other contents of the pack jes to get at the apc"
-oh he don't mind wading, he likes that other junk too :) btw: imo that predship's so lame i never even bothered to get one :p but like i sez, if you want one for yer apc, no problemo vasquez :) i Might also be able to get you one each of the #3 galvoys (the coolest 3-pak imo :) ) but i'll have to check first-
np: quancee jones ("le Q" :sur: ), Sanford theme
good shot jansen
12-04-2001, 04:54 PM
count me in!
how on earth did i miss this post until now? wadami? a doofus?:eek:
jes tell me what i gotta do, and consider it done!
i currently only have galvoy sets 2 and 6, and seeing how's hasblow ain't listenin' to us over here (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2113&pagenumber=2) regardin' anything new, i got's to collect something :frus:
12-04-2001, 11:52 PM
-you already bin doin it, i.e. disclosin & turnin over all your unwanted dupes w/out a moment's hesitation :kiss: unlike Some peeples we could name, ahem ahem (bc3 Still hasn't addressed my idle curiosity about what xtras he's got; i'd LIKE to ask him who's pictured in his aVaTar, but i'm afraid he'd be tight-lipped about that too :o :zzz: ;) )
np: freestyle orchestra, "gotta keep on pumpin it" (lil louie mix)
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