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Rabid Bunny 666
27-02-2006, 11:38
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/miniature/detail.php?qsID=1193&qsSeries=Starship%20Troopers#

brand spanking new Skinnie soldiers

and the revamped Skinnie Raiders

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/miniature/detail.php?qsID=1122&qsSeries=Starship%20Troopers

emperorpenguin
27-02-2006, 13:09
I've already posted them in the other starship troopers threads but since this is a "skinny" thread I'll repost them

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinnieraiders.jpg

http://emperorschildren.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Skinnies2.JPG

http://emperorschildren.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_skinnies.JPG

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinsoldiersbattle2.jpg

boogle
01-03-2006, 20:53
sorry, but they look totally pap, would have much preferred to leave it with the MI and Bugs, but i can see why they have done it

emperorpenguin
01-03-2006, 23:37
sorry, but they look totally pap, would have much preferred to leave it with the MI and Bugs, but i can see why they have done it

for a company just starting out and having done just a few plastic kits they're awesome!
compare them to GW's early plastics

boogle
02-03-2006, 00:28
yeah, but the MI and Bugs models are superb, these, are horrible, plus Mongoose have been around doing stuff for a while now

Voracioustigger
02-03-2006, 01:31
Well, if any of you have skinnies Q's, I've seen the army book, so I can answer any questions you might have. Although you could go to mongoose's site to see most of them.

Rabid Bunny 666
02-03-2006, 09:16
i'll start skinnies, but i'm not too keen on the plastics, too little detail

emperorpenguin
02-03-2006, 10:53
yeah, but the MKI and Bugs models are superb, these, are horrible, plus Mongoose have been around doing stuff for a while now

most people seem to be of the opinion that the MI are the poorest of the SST models, the skinnies are far superior

erion
02-03-2006, 13:46
I'm with EP on that. The MI Plastics are terrible to assemble, and the sculpt quality is none too impressive. I'm stunned that they bothered making the pathfinders a metal/plastic kit instead of just making them all metal.

Hlokk
04-03-2006, 14:01
Disappointed by the plastic skinnies, they look like bad star trek constumes circa 1970's. Will still get a load to be tau auxilliaries tho.

metal ones look impressive, but i dare say thats down to the paint job rather than anything else.

Any news on anything else thats getting released for them?

emperorpenguin
04-03-2006, 21:16
Disappointed by the plastic skinnies, they look like bad star trek constumes circa 1970's. Will still get a load to be tau auxilliaries tho.

metal ones look impressive, but i dare say thats down to the paint job rather than anything else.

Any news on anything else thats getting released for them?

That was the point! :D A mecha look as originally planned was unpopular with the fans (who Mongoose actually canvassed for opinions!) and the consensus was to be "original" and go for a retro look.
It better fit how the skinnies appeared in the cartoons and fits the "low-tech/archaic-tech" feel better

They're also going to get walkers, speeder bikes, riding beasts, brutes, slaves, different generals

VanHel
06-03-2006, 19:27
I like the new skinnies, they remind me of some cheesy villian from doctor who.

emperorpenguin
18-03-2006, 00:20
some new pics of the Skinnies

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/kirkmex/4145.jpg
Skinnie Tyrant

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y68/kirkmex/480e.jpg
Skinnie Brute

and more painted raiders
http://s2.1-2-free-forums.com/philwalling-post-250.html#250

Rabid Bunny 666
19-03-2006, 13:08
the soldiers look good, the raiders were a bit odd but these are awful

emperorpenguin
19-03-2006, 20:19
the soldiers look good, the raiders were a bit odd but these are awful


the tyrant isn't impressive I admit, very 2nd ed 40K with his pose and raised powerfist :rolleyes:

the brute is tough to call, the pic is too vague

boogle
20-03-2006, 10:56
this race gets progressively worse looknig the more they bring out for it

emperorpenguin
22-03-2006, 12:07
well boogle will probably hate them but for the rest of you here's the Skinnies Warchief riding a pecadon

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinwarchief.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinwarchiefbattle.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinwarchiefdetail.jpg

Rabid Bunny 666
22-03-2006, 13:01
that is one of the worst sculps i have seen, it just looks like several cool ideas put together to produce something uncool in the extreme

edit: its missing the Skinnie Dew Claws on the back of its hands as well ;)

emperorpenguin
22-03-2006, 13:11
I like it, the hands aren't the best but overall it gets my approval

Rabid Bunny 666
22-03-2006, 14:04
and looking at it more, another finger on each hand, and it has a heel! :eek:

emperorpenguin
24-03-2006, 15:33
pictures of the forthcoming Skinnie Tyrant

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/ssttyrant.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/ssttyrantbattle.jpg

bit retro reminds me of 2nd ed 40K in its pose

boogle
24-03-2006, 15:38
why does it look like it's firing a slice of Pizza

emperorpenguin
24-03-2006, 15:41
why does it look like it's firing a slice of Pizza

maybe it's a pizza gun!? ;)

Rabid Bunny 666
24-03-2006, 16:32
it looks better painted actually, which is odd

emperorpenguin
24-03-2006, 16:41
it looks better painted actually, which is odd

why is that odd? most models look better painted

Rabid Bunny 666
27-04-2006, 11:11
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/home/detail.php?qsID=1135&qsSeries=Starship%20Troopers

new skinnie venerables

boogle
27-04-2006, 14:06
they just don't get any better do they?

Mad Doc Grotsnik
27-04-2006, 16:42
The word, '*****' looms to the front of my mind.

WSPatterson
27-04-2006, 19:02
They screwed the pooch with these. I don't know how they managed to deviate from the book art as much as they did. They went from skinny but proportionate, with small weapons and targetting array over the shoulder and enclosed helments to cartoon proportions, no helmets and pie plates and boom boxes on the shoulders. It's a great unit, but those minies suck. They suck, I say! :wtf:

Voracioustigger
27-04-2006, 19:25
Shave down the Missile launchers and green stuff the waist and they're fine.

I didn't always like all the GW models, but some green stuff later, and they're all fine.

Hlokk
28-04-2006, 13:31
The word, '*****' looms to the front of my mind.
Agreed.

In all honesty, the look like something my 5 year old cousin would draw.

I've given up hope for this race, as all the models catagorically suck. I hope the next race done is nicer.

Rabid Bunny 666
29-04-2006, 11:32
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/home/detail.php?qsID=1194&qsSeries=Starship%20Troopers#

well, not that cool, and the Forth are looking extremely dodgy if hte concepts are anytnig to go by :(

Hlokk
29-04-2006, 12:55
Where can we find concept pics? And is the Forth their name, or is it a term meaning their the 4th army out?

Rabid Bunny 666
29-04-2006, 12:58
the Forth is their name :(

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29477

they may be in there, i'll check the site

edit: here they be :(

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=14807&highlight=forth

boogle
29-04-2006, 14:54
OMG it's Conductor Skinnie, who is sculpting this cack?

Hlokk
29-04-2006, 15:57
OMG it's Conductor Skinnie, who is sculpting this cack?
Probably someone who thinks gary morley's stuff is inspirational :rolleyes:

I dont get Mongoose. They produce some beautiful stuff like the arachnid warriors, the plasmabug, the exosuits and the light infantry, and some of the must ugly sculpts I have ever seen (MI infantry, skinnies).

Those forth look pretty cool, although I've heard some rumour about "2 feet tall". Does this mean those things are going to be 2 foot tall model wise, or that the race is 2 foot tall height wise (so their 1/3 the size of a human)?

Anyone else thinking robocop when they look at them?

Sephiroth
29-04-2006, 16:22
Those forth look pretty cool, although I've heard some rumour about "2 feet tall". Does this mean those things are going to be 2 foot tall model wise, or that the race is 2 foot tall height wise (so their 1/3 the size of a human)?

Anyone else thinking robocop when they look at them?

The race are 'two foot tall' - but they all pilot ED209-style mecha of various sizes, so you'll never actually see one of the 'Forth'.

And yes, they look like Robocop's ED209 because it was directed by Paul Verhoeven, whom also directed Starship Troopers. So, he's unlikely to sue them. :p

Little bit of background on the new race, which was posted in another thread:
UAR 01 is the abbreviated version of Unidentified Alien Race 01, the designation given to the alien race that struck at the newly-formed Hesperus colony in 2240. The Federation knows next to nothing about them that was not manifestly revealed during the Hesperus Incident. What is known is that they are an extremely advanced and exceptionally agressive species, possessed of focussed energy weapons, some manner of nearly impenetrable ship armour and lacking in any compunction about using either without provocation.

Though the enemy boarded the Reynolds during the Hesperus Incident, the resulting destruction of the vessel eliminated any records of the appearance or personal armour and weaponry of these aliens.

emperorpenguin
16-05-2006, 13:21
and the new skinnie militia which I hadn't noticed at first with all the hullabaloo over the venerables/lord

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinmilitiabattle.jpg

Rabid Bunny 666
18-05-2006, 09:08
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstleaderofslaves.jpg


Skinnie Leader of Slaves

it looks baaad

emperorpenguin
18-05-2006, 10:28
Skinnie Leader of Slaves

it looks baaad

that it does. not as bad when you realise the face is a mask, but the pose is poor.
I actually like the Lord and Venerables (though the waist is too small, array too large and I wish they had enclosed helmets)

Just finished painting the skinnie soldiers, look much better in the flesh, the gold colour scheme MP used doesn't suit them. Still one problem though the guys with closed helmets have smaller heads than the jutting faces of the unvisored ones!

but to be fair to Mongoose even GW has done that, the High Elves being a good case with different sized heads on archers and warriors!

boogle
18-05-2006, 10:41
could this range get any more gash? i'm rapidly falling out of respect for Mongoose with this cack, hopefully the 'Fourth' or whatever they are called are much better than these when they get done

Sephiroth
18-05-2006, 14:28
hopefully the 'Fourth' or whatever they are called are much better than these when they get donw

From what we've seen of concepts, in my opinion that look much, much better.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j95/Reborn1989/IMG_0360_2.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j95/Reborn1989/IMG_0361.jpg

emperorpenguin
18-05-2006, 16:26
could this range get any more gash? i'm rapidly falling out of respect for Mongoose with this cack, hopefully the 'Fourth' or whatever they are called are much better than these when they get done

from your reaction so far, even if they were buxom beauties covered in chocolate saying "eat me boogle" you'd not like them as long as MOngoose was involved! :rolleyes:

boogle
18-05-2006, 17:19
the MI and Bugs are awesome, very few poor models in either range, the Skinnes have been crap from day one, even the militia looked out of place when they were released, and have gradually gotten worse and worse as the releases have filtered through.

As for the Fourth, they look interesting and have potential at this stage, they are already looking better that 'Tyrant Pizza Thrower and his Army of Cack models', that the Skinnies are

emperorpenguin
24-05-2006, 02:38
more skinnies for boogle to hate but the rest of you to have an open mind...

skinnie guard this time
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinnieguards.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinnieguardsbattle.jpg

WSPatterson
24-05-2006, 04:20
I actually like these guys. I don't think I'd paint them red, but an army of these guys, the raiders and the soldiers would be okay.

Rabid Bunny 666
24-05-2006, 08:46
those guard look mighty funky

emperorpenguin
24-05-2006, 13:00
I actually like these guys. I don't think I'd paint them red, but an army of these guys, the raiders and the soldiers would be okay.

I don't like the colour scheme myself, looks like Watford FC :p

Mine will be a gaudy yellow (3:1 yellow ink:flesh wash)

KingNic
24-05-2006, 13:41
Hey those guys look pretty nice in the photo. Given that all mongoose miniatures look better in person than in photos then they must be awesome. Will definitely pick up a box or two of these.

emperorpenguin
24-05-2006, 13:55
Hey those guys look pretty nice in the photo. Given that all mongoose miniatures look better in person than in photos then they must be awesome. Will definitely pick up a box or two of these.

I couldn't agree more. Lots of people keep knocking the models based on poor photos and paint jobs.
When I saw the soldiers I wasn't sure but in the flesh, without the bad gold paintjob, they look great!
The Tyrant model however DID still look awful in my posession! :p

slaughteredbull
24-05-2006, 15:13
I think the problem is with the faces. That is what makes the Skinnies look bad IMO. But hell I'd probably get some if I could find anyone locally to play.

KingNic
24-05-2006, 15:35
I quite like the soldiers as well. I definitely don't like the paintjob but I've learnt to look past paint jobs with mongoose ;) How are the raiders, militia and venerables in person (if you've seen them). I'm back and forth over whether they will actually look quite good in person or not.

And I agree slaughteredbull. A lot of the bad designs come from the TV show. The Skinnies are still based on the TV show which had absolutely godawful designs, and the MI CAP troopers are also copied. The CAP troopers aren't quite as bad, but the pathfinders look ace and show that mongoose is willing to improve upon the groundwork in place. The Forth are looking mighty fine as well - love the spider.

emperorpenguin
24-05-2006, 17:18
pics of the in production skinnie speeder bikes!

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstspeederpre.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstheavyspeederpre.jpg

my_name_is_tudor
24-05-2006, 17:21
They look backwards.. if you get me, they look like they should be the other way round, with swept-back wings.

WSPatterson
24-05-2006, 17:39
They look backwards.. if you get me, they look like they should be the other way round, with swept-back wings.

You may have a point there.

boogle
24-05-2006, 21:18
I like em actually, finally someething decent might be on the horizon for them

Voracioustigger
25-05-2006, 01:23
Go to the mongoose website and look at the Skinnie guard, they are AWESOME!

emperorpenguin
25-05-2006, 11:22
Go to the mongoose website and look at the Skinnie guard, they are AWESOME!

no need they're on the previous page!

Hlokk
31-05-2006, 16:05
The guard are nice but those bikes look nasty. Seriously, those guns strapped onto the side of the wings look bloody awful. Like someone chained a minigun to the side of the A-team van (but without Mr T and flying).

I picked up some plastic skinnie soldiers and they look a bit nicer in the flesh (Don't know what it is about Mongooses stuff that makes it look worse in photos). Dont lend themselves well to conversions and posability is lacking severely. Painting them up to be Tau auxilliaries.

emperorpenguin
31-05-2006, 17:43
Pics of the Skinnie General and Elite Guard

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskingeneral.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskingeneralbattle.jpg

Rabid Bunny 666
01-06-2006, 11:00
I had such high hopes :(

Hlokk
01-06-2006, 13:21
I can't help thinking world war 1 gas masks and auzzie hats for some reason.

emperorpenguin
12-06-2006, 16:19
latest pics are skinnie slaves

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinslavesbattle.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinslaves.jpg

Senbei
12-06-2006, 17:40
I like the elite guard..... Slaves are nice too... Leader (?) has a funny 1988 GW pose.... rest are nice... good 'militia' look to them..

Spacemunkie
16-06-2006, 20:03
Oh dear. Substandard doesn't even begin to adequately describe the standard of sculpts that Mongoose is cranking out at the moment.

Utter garbage.

boogle
19-06-2006, 20:53
fortunately the Forth more than make up for that

Codsticker
27-06-2006, 05:34
I want to know why some of the skinnies aren't wearing shoes. I mean really; if you are going to go travelling through space to distant planets to fight aliens you should be wearing decent footwear.

Rabid Bunny 666
27-06-2006, 13:20
Because of the rule of cool.

Codsticker
28-06-2006, 04:22
Ahh...I see; I had no idea going barefoot was 'in', as they say.

N0-1_H3r3
28-06-2006, 09:18
Ahh...I see; I had no idea going barefoot was 'in', as they say.
I'm personally not sure that barefoot is 'in' for a species that needs a containment suit to survive in an earth-like atmosphere...

Codsticker
29-06-2006, 06:16
Well, like I said earlier:

... if you are going to go travelling through space to distant planets to fight aliens you should be wearing decent footwear.

emperorpenguin
01-07-2006, 00:28
Pics of the Skinnie Speeder Bikes

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinhspeeder.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskinspeederscene.jpg

mattjgilbert
01-07-2006, 12:59
They seem to lack detail and are too flat. Big blocks of colour emphasize that.

Chaos and Evil
01-07-2006, 12:59
Well they look terrible.

emperorpenguin
25-07-2006, 23:54
Well Skinnies tend to look better up close than in photos

here's my gaudy yellow soldiers

erion
26-07-2006, 10:46
They seem to lack detail and are too flat. Big blocks of colour emphasize that.

Yes, because things that move quickly through the air should be covered in bumps and protrusions.

Yodhrin
26-07-2006, 12:14
I dont know what's up with Mongoose models. On the one hand, you have stuff like the Cougar Exo-Suit, several Bugs and most of the B5-ACTA ships, but just as many seem to be amaturish. And I mean that, I could sculpt something similar to many of the Skinnie units, and Im anything but professional.

I was thinking about including a few units of PAMI in my novel-style Exo-force as Combat Engineers, but a close up look at them yesterday put me right off the idea. Oh well, all-Exos it is then, mmm, sixguns, muahahahahaha :evilgrin:

Yodhrin
27-07-2006, 10:32
I don't think it's so much what's up with their models as what's up with their photographer.

/looking forward to my exo-suit platoon arriving in the mail...

Really it is, in some cases. Look at that Skinnie hero on the riding beast model, especially the arms, and compare it with a standard plastic Cadian. The Skinnie's arms are just tubes of GS bent to the right angle with a few scores with a sculpting tool on the inside of the elbow.

nanite
29-07-2006, 00:29
Skinnies are a mess, plain and simple. Their basic anatomy is different on almost every figure, and they have almost no fluff to speak of, much less compelling fluff.

Some fun rules though, but that's not enough for me.

Unless the Brutes and Cabal are homeruns, my interest in skinnies is over.

emperorpenguin
29-07-2006, 00:48
Skinnies are a mess, plain and simple. Their basic anatomy is different on almost every figure, and they have almost no fluff to speak of, much less compelling fluff.

Some fun rules though, but that's not enough for me.

Unless the Brutes and Cabal are homeruns, my interest in skinnies is over.

the anatomy is a problem. The height varies dramatically, some have jutting faces, some don't have dew claws

the fluff is a bit light, my impression is that the forth are getting the careful treatment the skinnies should have gotten. Though they got a crap name!

Have to say overall though I do like the skinnies

nanite
29-07-2006, 04:16
the anatomy is a problem. The height varies dramatically, some have jutting faces, some don't have dew claws

the fluff is a bit light, my impression is that the forth are getting the careful treatment the skinnies should have gotten. Though they got a crap name!

Have to say overall though I do like the skinnies

I want to like the skinnies more, but Mongoose is making them hard to love.

Hopefully that 'Air Lords' Book will fix things. And yes, the poorly named for sound spiffy.

emperorpenguin
01-08-2006, 19:03
pics of the Skinnie Cabal

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskincabal.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskincabalscene.jpg

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskincabalbattle.jpg

slaughteredbull
01-08-2006, 20:22
Okay they just look weird. I'd probably play SST if it wasn't for the fact its really hard to get in my area. Just a quick question, does it play like a sci-fi Lord of the Rings?

erion
01-08-2006, 20:46
Not in the least.

It's unit based, for one. Each player moves his entire army before passing the turn to the other player, and models can react to units that get within a certain range, sort of interrupting the active player's turn.

Sounds a lot more complicated than it is, in practice.

As for the Cabal, I think they're nice enough minis with rushed paint jobs. All that cloth, and the best they could think to do was paint them Ultramarines Blue?

nanite
02-08-2006, 07:16
Not bad, even compared to other ranges.

They are dissapointing compared to the art in the Skinnies book however, as the Cabal were about the only skinnies that looked halfway menacing.

The models lack that.


As for the Cabal, I think they're nice enough minis with rushed paint jobs. All that cloth, and the best they could think to do was paint them Ultramarines Blue?
Paintjob is more or less out of the book, not as elaborate though I think.

emperorpenguin
02-08-2006, 12:17
Paintjob is more or less out of the book, not as elaborate though I think.

still should be shaded and highlighted though...

Rabid Bunny 666
06-08-2006, 13:31
Not too keen, the concept work made them look evil, these look pleasant as in they look too calm.

Hlokk
06-08-2006, 19:00
pics of the Skinnie Cabal
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/product_images/full_size/sstskincabal.jpg

You know what? throw in a cowboy, builder and an indian, and thats the new village people. Im serious, they look like their doing the YMCA dance

They could have at least dipped the models though, it takes 5 seconds. :(