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Old 12-24-2019, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Discuss your favorite 6e miniature styles

I decided to rank the new car designs from favorite to least.

This is a very subjective exercise based on limited visuals. I put this together rather quickly without my usual deliberation. (I canít wait to play a game with Phil Reed at FnordCon and be ďthat guyĒ who overstays his car-building time. ;-))

I reserve the right to change my opinion and re-rank these at any time.

Admittedly, this comparison would be greatly enhanced if I had images to go along with the names, but alas. The next best tactic (at this juncture) is to scour the Kickstarter campaign page for the visuals.

Best
1. Pure Energy
2. Slipstream
3. Spark
4. Fuzion
5. Avalanche
6. Goblin
7. Scimitar
8. Butcher
9. Sledge

Average
10. Shuriken
11. Pillbug
12. Hammer
13. Warhawk
14. Superflash
15. Hades
16. Redline

Indifferent
17. Brimstone
18. Scarab
19. Sawtooth
20. Joseph Special
21. Hotshot
22. Aristocrat
23. Dragon
24. Jackrabbit
25. Stiletto
26. Conestoga

My favorite vehicles are the sporty, concept styles along with the exotics with military influences.

I tend to dislike the more classic styles with baroque adornments.

I also dislike vehicles that appear to have a subjective unbalanced symmetry. For example, the Superflash is an attractive car, but the front end protrudes extensively beyond the front wheels.

Goblin vs. Scimitar is a very close call. They both tend toward a military SUV style. The Scimitar is much more sporty-exotic channeling Lamborghini. The Goblin reminds me of the actual military Oshkosh L-ATV (Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle).

I got to see an L-ATV recently at an event at a military base. It has an illusory profile. From a distance it looked almost like a modern, cute, sporty SUV. Up close it was huge with all the dimensions scaled up.

In some ways, Iím most impressed with the Spark design. It is so unconventional and exotic. Iíve said that it totally evokes a transformable, flying battlemech. Great diversity of styles.

And I know my rankings are subjective and controversial. I already know that some peopleís favorites are my least favorite.
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Old 12-24-2019, 11:15 PM   #2
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I was hoping for muscle cars, but overall the designs are pretty good. Out of what is available, the off-road & supercars are my favorite along with the Conestoga & Hades. Minis pack 2 is not one I'm interested in at all.
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Old 12-25-2019, 02:21 AM   #3
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I was hoping for muscle cars, but overall the designs are pretty good. Out of what is available, the off-road & supercars are my favorite along with the Conestoga & Hades. Minis pack 2 is not one I'm interested in at all.
I think Hades has a Muscle Car feel. It is also one of my favorites. Conestoga comes in 2nd by a hair. Followed by Butcher and the off-road buggy styles.

I'm thinking about getting a 2nd copy of Miniatures Set 1 and trading out one of the models to get a Pure Energy from set 2.

I've got several paint jobs thought up for a couple of models.

Conestoga - hearse, classic station wagon, Mad Max station wagon (with hand on a chain), Griswold Station Wagon (with dog collar on chain), Ecto-1

Hades - the red paint job from the prototype, Punisher, Mad Max (his Falcon and the MFP Yellows)

Pillbug - School Bus (maybe from Magic School Bus), Herby the Love Bug
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:48 AM   #4
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Current top ten in no particular order and some thoughts on them.


1: Pure Energy - Great low profile sport
2: Slipstream - Sleek and simple
3: Dragon - I like the menacing teeth look on the front end.
4: Shuriken - Post Blight 007
5: Pillbug - Makes me think of the Herkimer Battle Jitney from Mystery Men.
6: Fuzion - Great low profile sport
7: Scarab - Sleek and uncomplicated
8: Goblin - Sleek and uncomplicated
9: Scimitar - Good balance of sleek and off-road looks.
10: Brimstone - Has a lot of Fury Road to it.


Note, I'm not at all disliking ANY of them. I want all of them.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:50 AM   #5
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I'm thinking about getting a 2nd copy of Miniatures Set 1 and trading out one of the models to get a Pure Energy from set 2.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying, but it sounds like you're talking about ordering a Set 1 and requesting a swap with a model from set 2 and I'm pretty sure that's not a thing.
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:05 AM   #6
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Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying, but it sounds like you're talking about ordering a Set 1 and requesting a swap with a model from set 2 and I'm pretty sure that's not a thing.
There should be an aftermarket or trading for miniatures.

Sets 2 and 4 are add-on only. Sets 1 and 3 are part of the $140 pledge, aka Double Ace. So, I imagine a lot of backers will have sets 1 and 3 but if they like some of the cars in those sets more than those in 2 and 4, might trade.

I'm reserving my final judgement until I see the plastic, but I'm also a fan of the Pure Energy. Though the one I like least, the Spark, is also in set 2.

YMMV--your mileage may vary.
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Old 12-26-2019, 01:35 PM   #7
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There should be an aftermarket or trading for miniatures.
There's a thought -- _CW6E_ gashapon.... :)
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:42 PM   #8
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Only one I'm not sure about is the Hammer . Many of the miniatures do seem very clunky & chunky compared to '80's designs which share the same name ? Guess we don't have worry about aerodynamics too much , so I can deal with that .

I'd like the Ironhorse & Banzi added to the visuals , but no rush ...
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Old 12-28-2019, 02:55 PM   #9
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I'll play :)

In my top 10

Pillbug
Hades
Avalanche
Pure Energy
Sledge
Hammer
Warhawk
JackRabbit
Hotshot
Butcher

That said, I like them all. These are just my favs.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:44 PM   #10
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Anything that brings to mind the classic Car Wars look is good in my book:

Scarab
Warhawk
Hotshot
Jackrabbit
Joseph Special
Stiletto
Hades

There are some other good ones, but those are probably my favorites.

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