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merkava8
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 03:52 PM UTC
I would love to see a model of a MI trooper from Starship Troopers, not the movie but the book. Anyone else?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:20 AM UTC

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I would love to see a model of a MI trooper from Starship Troopers, not the movie but the book. Anyone else?



Oh Heck Yeah - bring 'em on!

Gunnie
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:44 AM UTC

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I would love to see a model of a MI trooper from Starship Troopers, not the movie but the book. Anyone else?



Oh Heck Yeah - bring 'em on!

Gunnie



And what would the likelihood be of a manufacturer coming out with a figure posited in a 50 year old book, especially when there's a movie to base your figures on? But, yeah, that would be pretty cool.

Heinlein did such a great job with that book.
2-2dragoon
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 07:44 AM UTC
Look in reviews for the Terran Marine by Academy. It is from the game Starcraft, which, if you have read the book Starship Troopers and played the game is very close in some ways. The Terran marine is wearing powered battle armor and it looks great. I built one and have two more on the shelf for Christmas break... They also make a Hydralisk. Check out the review...
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 08:29 AM UTC
While not exactly the same as the Starship trooper armor, I have always imagined the SF3D suits ( go check out hobby link japan, search for Maschinen Krieger or SF3D under sci fi or Nitto's sci fi kits to see what I am talking about)
They go pretty cheap as re-releases, and even the orig suits go past on e-bay all the time. Some go for ridiculous amounts..
The AFS suits ( http://www.hlj.com/cgi-local/hljpage.cgi?NIT24097 )
look closer to the Starship tropper ideal to my eye, but I like the SAFS ( http://www.hlj.com/cgi-local/hljpage.cgi?NIT24098 ) suits and variants the best.

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 10:00 AM UTC
I've seen a few models from the Starship Troopers movie. I searched on eBay and found the Arachnid bug from the movie it was about $50.

Also a while back I went to a model show in Toronto and they had 2-3 small dioramas of Starship Troopers. One was with the small bug with a few soldiers, the other was with a tanker bug and some soldiers. I cant remember what company made them I'll try and find out.

HTH
Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:29 AM UTC
OK. You asked for it ! :-)


merkava8
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 02:18 PM UTC
Looks interesting but I'm going for as described in the book.
Maybe attemt to build one ...yeah right.
penpen
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 12:12 AM UTC
Hum... these are nice things found at HLJ...
The only problem for frenchmen like me is that packages sent from HLJ and the like are stopped and opened at the airport... and then you have to pay taxes (something like 60 $) to get it...
acav
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 01:44 AM UTC
I've always been a big fan Starship Troopers and the idea of modelling the Mobile Infantry powered armour has always appealed. Of course, with no visual reference, your imagination can be guided by the written word - which is pretty damn good; Heinlein was an engineer before he was a writer iirc.
A few years back, there was a Japanese model company producing spacesuited figures that approximated powered armour really well, but I can't for the life of me think of the manufacturer. They came out about the time of the first release of the Nitto 'Nazi' sf series kits. Cripes, that makes it the early '80s -- hmmm, scratches greying beard...
The powered spacesuit kits look like they could have a person inside them, which is great. And they scaled out about 1/25th scale. Much better bet than all the Gundam frippery.
For further visual reference, there's a Starship Troopers animated series, which I've seen on DVD in my local Virgin Megastore - I'll buy it and watch it as soon as I can find volume one...
Hope the above is of help.
If I can remember who put out the spacesuit figures, I'll post again...

acav out
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 03:29 AM UTC
Well, Nitto did the SF3D , now MaK, stuff I mentioned above and Gunze Sanyo did something called Dorvak (sp?) that was very similar and I think also in 1/20th...

There are the Scopedog suits (by??) in 1/35th, but they are a bit 'clunky looking' for the powered mobile suit stuff from SST to my way of thinking.

I really like the look of the AFS's (see my previous posting for the link to HLJ image) but that may be because I discovered SF3D and Heinlein at about the same time.

Mike
Armor135
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 08:16 AM UTC
Mike are you talking about the Soldier going in a small robot type vechile with lots of weapons? Something liek that?

If so I have a reference for ya. 3-4 years ago there used to be a 3-D cartoon show of Starship Troopers of Sci-Fi. They used the armor suites in the show, and it was a pretty good show. I saw 2 DVD/Tapes at a video store a while ago, so you might want to check there to see if they have them.

HTH
Mike
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2002 - 04:03 AM UTC
What about Games Workshop Space Marines? They have some sort of mobile suit as described in book.

Terminator