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Old 23 Jan 2010, 08:24   #1 (permalink)
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If you could be so kind as answer these questions
Pig Iron minis:
1) scale wise, does the whole mini look pretty much the same as GW Cadians? I know both are 28mm, but still, this would be handy, also, a pic would be greatly appreciated to show scale.

Elysians:
1) Is there anywhere else you can buy them other than Forgeworld, just as a matter of interest?
2) How do you make that braced pistol position?
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/elyspaint.htm seen in the link

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Old 23 Jan 2010, 14:06   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think any of the pig iron guys have the look of drop troops the militia models look like Death Korps of Kreig or Chaos militia depending on what type of heads you put on them and the sytem troopers look too heavily armoured to be sky diving.

I think you are better off going with Elysians I don't know where else you could get a set of them aside from looking at ebay but that would probably work out more expensive.If money is an issue you could just buy the ten pack of heads and the ten pack of gravchutes and convert some of your existing Cadians into drop troops
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Old 23 Jan 2010, 18:12   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/...p_image&pID=30

To be fair... they are only really wearing body armour, shoulder pads & a helmet...
(sorry if i didn't mention which troops i fancied)...
To me they look like futuristic drop troops, helmet w/ a respirator thing, body armour, and a compact weapon...

Anyway, thanks for posting
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Old 23 Jan 2010, 18:30   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/...p_image&pID=30

To be fair... they are only really wearing body armour, shoulder pads & a helmet...
(sorry if i didn't mention which troops i fancied)...
To me they look like futuristic drop troops, helmet w/ a respirator thing, body armour, and a compact weapon...

Anyway, thanks for posting
I think that they like pretty awesome tbh and would definitly be impressed if someone pulled them out in a game in front of me.
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Old 23 Jan 2010, 18:39   #5 (permalink)
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They're also MUCH cheaper, if i'm honest i prefer their look to Elysians...
The only thing is scale... Do they look similar to Cadians? (the predominant part of my army will be Cadians)
Then again, when you look at Elysians, they alot thinner than cadians...
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ejmsmith99/index.html

My current idea, is to have a 500pt air cav army, and a 500pt Cadian army (hybrid), then combine the two into a 1000pt one, so i guess at the 500pt level, it doesn't matter about scale
Again, if anyone could post a pic that shows a fully built cadian & one of the above mentioned guys from Pig Iron, it would be greatly appreciated

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Old 24 Jan 2010, 02:08   #6 (permalink)
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I like Pig Iron, and yes they look cheaper. Only problem is if you are trying to play in a tournament or official GW shop they may not allow those models.

Oh well.
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Old 24 Jan 2010, 07:48   #7 (permalink)
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Meh, never played a tournament, only really play with my friends these days, and even if i do play a tournament, i wont use the 500pt air cav list...
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Old 24 Jan 2010, 15:47   #8 (permalink)
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Pg Iron sells their heads seperately, it's a good comprimise. It's still majority GW parts, and you get the nifty Jump Troop Helmets.
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I like the pig iron models too, over the Elysian heads. I might have to get some of those...
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Old 25 Jan 2010, 05:49   #10 (permalink)
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...Does anyone have a scale pic of a full pig iron heavy infantry model next to a regular cadian?... :
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