Four amazing 2017 Papo dinosaurs

Happened to check in on Papo dinosaurs and they have some pretty cool new releases that I’m definitely gonna keep an eye out for at my local stores. Some are just recolors, like a blue velociraptor and “egg stealer” oviraptor, but those are likely reliable sellers for them.

First of all my favorite: the humble and almost-smiling Polacanthus. In other words a different Armored version for me.
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The other dinosaur I’d most likely buy is the Cryolophosaurus, for his upright, almost birdlike pose. Very unique look for a predator, and depending on the size a cool alternative to a t-rex.
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Very nice looking Acrocanthosaurus (brutal name to say though). I didn’t hugely like the tail-in-the-air pose from a few previous Papo designs (namely Carnotaurus and Dilophosaurus because I found it unbalanced depending on the casting. But it’s certainly a dynamic pose. Very nice blue/orange skin too.
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Then a Ceratosaurus. Very nice coloring and skin detail, but I worry about how well he’d balance since it looks like only one foot is the point of contact. Interesting take on the crested head though.
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That Papo Apatosaurus

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What an absolute beast! If I didn’t already own their Brachiosaurus (which I refuse to call anything but a Brontosaurus, in honor the “Bronto Gun” in this game) I’d pick one up. Anyway I know this is late news since he was released over summer in 2015, but sometimes I forget to check the new releases :) I can’t wait to see what Papo will bring in 2016.

Mad Max the road warrior – a new painted mini

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Know who’s cool? Mad Max. In case you’ve been living under a rock there was the recent “Mad Max 4” movie Fury Road. Unfortunately no “crazy” Mel Gibson as Max this time, but still quite an adrenaline filled, action packed movie.
But we’ll go back a bit in time to the classic de-facto Mad Max movie of The Road Warrior (some people think it’s the first movie, unbeknown of the first less-apocalyptic movie).

Anyway this mini is the Chronoscope “Rex, Dark Future Hero”, while clearly being Mad Max. I do appreciate the old Games Workshop reference to Dark Future though. But yeah, nice leather jacket, good double barrel shotgun, etc.

For the paint scheme I went back to my roots of flames everywhere. Otherwise fairly standard pants/shirt. I did a nice tattoo on the arm of a curving skeletal snake. I also am really happy with how the base turned out, sort of like the classic Trista miniature from my very first battle report, but with a white passing lane instead of a straight yellow dotted line. I did orange hair perhaps as a reference to an old, old fantasy Paladin character I had named Tunher. Otherwise nice copper shoulderpads, the old blackened shotgun, hand painted black glove, slick gold zippers and copper belt buckles, and you have a great looking mini!

Anyway in case the previous preview image didn’t clue you in, or the background Dodge Challenger model or interior fight, I have a battle report queued up with this new Mad Max figure. So that should be up soon!
UPDATE Read the battle report featuring Mad Max: Pillaging the Old Exxon Station

Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Dinosaur paint pack!

ets2-playingIn case you didn’t know, I really enjoy the computer game Euro Truck Simulator 2. I’ve put over 100 hours in so far, and imagine I’ll keep playing it for years to come. I actually have the full Logitech G27 wheel/pedal/shifter setup. It’s fun to just put on some British radio, hook up fifteen tons of cattle, and drive 2,200km.
Anyway how does this relate to Dinosaur Cowboys? Well, they just released a DLC “paintjob pack” that is dinosaur themed. Gotta like that!

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Pick up the ETS 2 Prehistoric Paint Jobs Pack for ~$2.

Anyway some ACTUAL Dinosaur Cowboys content coming soon, as I alluded to a few days ago with my preview post of the next battle report…

Sneak peek of upcoming battle report…

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Looks like I’ve got myself some guzzoline eh, eh?

Frontiersman – the perfect dino hunter (upcoming Infinity mini)

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This is the upcoming “Frontiersman” mini for the sci-fi skirmish game Infinity. Normally the majority of their figures are pretty anime focused, although I do have one or two I want to buy that would be a good fit for Dinosaur Cowboys. It’s hard to actually find them in stores though. Either way this Frontiersman would make the perfect Duster with his cool Laserbow and sidearm pistol. He could maybe even pull off a tougher Neotechnoist, since the gauntlets could be painted to look fancier. All in all pretty awesome, I like the dynamic pose as he aims for a Terror dinosaur.
These pictures are from this Miniwargaming Youtube video.

Picture: Volcanic Eruption

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Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala by Andrew Shepard