Prodos: New Cheyenne Dropship is Huge

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This highly detailed, limited edition flyer is 16″ long and weighs in at 3 pounds.

The Colonial Marine ship was first seen in Aliens in 1986 – and has since shown up in a number of AvP video games. It inspired the look of ships in both Halo and StarCraft. Now you can add an icon to your collection.

via Prodos:

One of the most famous vehicles from “Alien” universe is Cheyenne Dropship from “Aliens” movie. Huge and bulky, yet versatile and agile – Dropship is prime example why USCM Marines are force to reckon with. Armed with heavy weaponry capable of removing any kind of a threat on the ground is a must have for every Marines squad when dealing with all kind of threats – including extraterrestrial ones.

UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship is biggest miniature Prodos Games ever created. Created under a 20th Century license it’s a faithful, scaled copy of classic VTOL from “Aliens” movie directed by James Cameron. Miniature was 3d sculpted and printed by us and it’s being cast in resin.

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It’s over 40 cm long (16″) and scaled accordingly to AVP The Hunt Begins’ scale – which makes it ultimate addition to any collection of AVP boardgame minis. And it also looks just awesome on its own.

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The miniature has 2 variants of assembling also – one is with weapon pods deployed and second one without them. Pods are movable, switching between variant is easy and doesn’t require gluing.

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Weight of assembled model is 1.3 KG which is almost 3 pounds. To ensure protection during transport, we are using wooden case for a packaging. Each Dropship has its unique number as well. Entire production run is limited to 1000.

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This Miniature is Limited – Order Yours Now

  • Old zogwort

    Finally an inquisitor scale Corvus Blackstar

    • Severius_Tolluck

      not quite, its still scaled to 32 mm, inquisitor is 54mm. 32 mm means its more in line with stormcast or what it seems marines are slowly shifting to.

      • ZeeLobby

        StorMcast and Space Marines are pretty much one-in-the-same.

        • Severius_Tolluck

          not really. Stormcast are based off 32mm, current marines are still off 28 heroic. They may look the same, but one is truly larger.

          • ZeeLobby

            Are they though? Are they? Maybe space marines are just wimpier then we thought they were. I mean they are on 32mm bases :P.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            If only so, sadly they just use the base to convey the abstract meaning that marines are bigger, meaner, blah blah… Sadly though they remain 28mm. Although how things are going I should just start using my Inquisitor version Artemis for my commander!

          • euansmith

            Primarch Artemis?

          • Severius_Tolluck

            lol i suppose based on what a primarch should be right?

          • Myc

            Stormcast and Marines are not the same scale. Take this from someone who experimented with combining the two.

  • Zingbaby

    Spunkmeyer!

    • euansmith

      “Hang on a second, there’s something-“

      • Jesse Cavazos

        “Just get up here!”

        • euansmith

          “I’m in, ramp closing.”

          • bobrunnicles

            “Well where the fu….”

          • euansmith

            RIP Cpl Ferro, you will always live on in my heart, your fiery descent was nought to the flame that burns within me … oh, and Spunkmeyer too, yeah, mustn’t forget him, PFC Daniel Spunkmeyer, we salute your service.

  • Grafton Is Dust

    It’s almost as huge as the number of backers Prodos messed-over! 🙂

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Zing… they are almost the worst.. I think the only company to drop the ball harder was Palladium with the Robotech one!

      • Shinnentai

        Also the infamous Tony Reidy of Defiance Games.

        • euansmith

          I remember much gnashing of teeth over Relic Knight, but that seems to have settled down now. DUST: Operation Babylon, however, I’m still waiting. 😉

          • Ty Hayden

            Relic Knights ultimately delivered what was promised, though the delay soured the response.

          • bobrunnicles

            Yeah by the time my gang got our minis two of them had abandoned minis gaming and the rest of us had long since moved on to other projects. Heck my rulebook is *still* in the shrink – that’s how much we wanted to play it by the time it arrived 🙁

          • Ty Hayden

            That is unfortunate, I really enjoy the game. They are releasing 2.0 at some point, so I have high hopes that it can revive the game.

    • Zingbaby

      Heh – same as Mantic with Dungeon Saga.

      • euansmith

        It won’t be a Mantic product without something going pearshaped.

      • Grafton Is Dust

        Ain’t Kickstarter just the best? 😛

        • euansmith

          I have had loads (yes, loads… I realise it is an issue…) that have come in more or less on time, and those that don’t, well, that’s just the nature of the beast. The only one I’ve had a real issue with was DUST, even though their’s isn’t the biggest delay I’ve had. It was the unprofessionally slanging match between DUST Studio and Battlefront that soured it for me.

          • Grafton Is Dust

            I’m still waiting for Dropfleet Commander, personally. 😛

  • Ty Hayden

    It would be nice to have one, but I am not sure it is $200 nice.

  • Hawt Dawg

    Miniature wargaming needs to cut out miniature in the beginning.

    • ZeeLobby

      Does seem to be headed that way. More like Model Wargaming.

      • euansmith

        Heroic 6″ Scale

  • Iconoc1ast

    Noooooooooo! Why must you be so tempting! From my favourite movie! And limited to boot!!!! Life is a cruel mistress

    :,(

    • Grafton Is Dust

      I have to wonder why it’s limited though?

      • Bigdadi99

        They only have a few in stock.

        • Ty Hayden

          I think it is more that they are not going to produce any more, so he is wondering why would they only make 1000 copies.

          • euansmith

            Maybe its a molds issue. I presume this is made from Resin; although Prodos do have access to AR who seem to be pretty good at casting.

        • Grafton Is Dust

          I mean, I have to wonder why they seem to have no ability to restock it, or commission more to be made.

  • ZeeLobby

    You could have tempted me, before GW released their DW flier. Now I’ll just convert that.

  • Lars Gottlieb

    Did these utter bleeps finish delivering the games from their kickstarter?

    • euansmith

      I think that my mate’s still waiting.

  • Talos2

    It’s not exactly pretty is it. I think I’ll pass

    • bobrunnicles

      No it’s not pretty. It’s freaking GORGEOUS 🙂

      • Talos2

        Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess on this one. Really can’t think of many models that look more odd than that one

        • bobrunnicles

          I’m assuming from this that you haven’t seen Aliens? In which case get thee hence to a DVD/Blu-Ray player and watch one of the best SF action movies committed to celluloid. It will also demonstrate why people are excited about and love this dropship model 🙂

          • Talos2

            Of course I’ve seen aliens. And yeah I get why that would create an interest, but it’s not really a major importance to the film. The space ships in aliens aren’t iconic in the same way as those in Star Wars or Star Trek. But even beyond that, I just think it’s ugly.

          • bobrunnicles

            Let’s just say that I think many here would disagree with you and leave it at that lol. One of the reasons so many like the Deathwatch dropship is it’s similarity to this craft 🙂

          • Talos2

            Might explain why I’m not keen on that either lol