@luoshangzi-Yeppers-(though I'd never heard of Jin Roh-sorry [image])
You really ought to look up it's various incarnations, if you like retro-tech, or alternate-historical fiction.
(You can probably guess there's a long-time fan of Mamoru Oshii here, which is one reason I'm so interested in getting these)
I'm not sure of the mythos behind the original figs by Dreamscape apart from being superb looking figures and very high quality. The photos of the actors(?) or fans maybe(?) look even more Third Reich though I suspect thats the mg34's, mg40's and (what I think are) fg42's.
If it's a deliberate choice of sculptor and design then it's an excellent one. Not only that, they don't look so futuristic to be outlandish or sci-fi fantastical. The MG40 for example (albeit in a modified form) is still used by many forces today, and the weapon itself was terrifying enough when first introduced.
DreamForge's Iron-Core background is based on a timeline that split from our own in the first decade of the C20th, largely due to the discovery of ancient technology, which allowed man to expand offplanet - But subsequently made Earth uninhabitable.
Unfortunately, seeing their home planet devastated hasn't stopped the
squabbling for power, resources and influence between the various factions. And as if humanity didn't
have enough problems already, repeated contact with alien races is
underlining that we're very new kids on the galactic block indeed. . . .
The backgrounds central design assumption is that the various splinters of human society - And their technology - Have subsequently developed on a parallel, but still recognisable, course.
My only other question now is.. Are they True or Heroic 28's? So how well are they going to match up with WF?
As should be visible, these are true or 'fine' scale models. The problem you will face in any mixing and matching is that, like the original DF sculpts, they are 32mm. That is, they're designed to be compatible with 1/48th military models, rather than other manufacturers sci-fi ranges. (Source; DFG)
Those who wish to mix and match should not despair quite yet, as Mark has been rather cunning with the bases. In that they are thinner than standard, so that while the models are taller, models plus bases are not, so the apparent height of assembled and based models on the tabletop is about the same as GW's space marines and most other 'heroic' 28mm heavy troops.
Personally I've never been a big fan of heroic scale..just MHO, but it reduces the options to 'mix n match' to other lines. I.e., having ST's 'land on a world' still in ancient period of development and using WF various ancient sets as the opposition.
You're preaching to the choir here. . . .