Saturday, July 16, 2016

NECA Aliens Dropship

I just got one of the new NECA Cheyenne dropships and while its a nice enough model its way too small to use for 15mm figs.  It looks like it may work for 10mm, but I've no figs in that scale to compare it with.

Some pics of the ship plus the APC that comes with it, and some comparisons with one of my old Galoob dropships.

 NECA Dropship, its nice
 But small, a 15mm GZG OUDF fig painted as a Halo Reach Marine
 Alongside the Galoob ship.  The Galoob model is more toy-like in proportions, but better sized for 15mm
On a grid to better show proportions
 15mm GZG fig next to the Galoob ship.  "One express elevator to hell, going down!"
The NECA APC (LHS) is tiny, the Galoob APC (center) is more like 10mm, while the Konami variant (RHS) scales at 15mm (according to the Aliens tech manual dimensions).  I have a Antenociti/FATC APC too, its the same size as the Konami ones.
APCs on a grid next to figs for scale.

So, the NECA ship is a nice display model, but just not great for 15mm gaming.  Pity, as the Galoob ones go for crazy money on Ebay these days.

X-Wing Reinforcements - Rebel Assault Frigate

We recently got the larger Imperial carrier for X-wing, so I thought I'd add some balance to the force by painting up an old kit to add a larger Rebel ship.

So here we have our Rebel Assault Frigate (stats TBD)

 Being attacked and defended by the first ships I had to hand, both from the 'Rebels' series.
One aspect lacking is 'windows' which all Star Wars ships seems to have.  The boys don't care, especially when it does appear to have some big guns, hence our designation as an assault frigate.

On to its first game (soon)