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Monument to the mighty heroes of something or other.  Since they've got great big green statues they must have done terrible things to other people who probably talked funny.  Bound to be Checkov's Knights in any dungeon situation.  As it should be:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raw Umber, Robin's Egg Blue, Seafoam Green.  The Tropicana lid plinth is a separate terrain item.

 

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They're just "army man" type Knights.  Not sure what I'll use the other 30 in the bag for.  I figured that larger, simpler figures might help my attempts to rehabilitate my fine motor skills.  

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They look great! It might be cool to use some of the extra 30 of them to make destroyed versions. Cut each one up into various bits and pieces and glue each "shattered statue" down to its own base and paint the same way as the non- destroyed versions.

 

 

Oh! I just this moment had a great idea! Assuming these are part of a terrain build for Frostgrave, use the leftovers to make a kind of "lifesized" chess board, that the mighty wizards of yore would use to test their tactical abilities with each other over a friendly game. Make a large gridded base, and lay a dozen or so of these knight figures out in various degrees of decay as ifa game had been interrupted centuries ago. (I really like this idea, and think I will be using it myself! Now to find a similar bag of big knights!) :)

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Where did this bag of knights come from?

 

Eta: I think I found them on the great SA river.

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Good work!

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The card says "Guardian Knights" by a company called Toysmith.  Pretty much any online toy retailer will have them.  More or less anything in the same size would work, these were just what was reasonably priced compared to classic Marx or Britains figures.  1/32 Hoplites would be pretty cool.  Stone would be equally effective as a paintjob, the verdigris was more for contrast than anything else (all my dungeon terrain is just so #$%@! grey).  I probably wouldn't do bronze for broken ones because a bronze statue is usually hollow, although there are some tricks that might work for that.

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Like'd. Mainly for the great patina effect, but also the displayed knowledge of real bronze statuary's hollowness.

 

"Latina" effect?! lol, gotta love autocorrect...

 

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On 3/12/2016 at 1:44 PM, kitchen_wolf said:

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Monument to the mighty heroes of something or other.  

Sorry for the thread necromancy - but where did you get the bases for these?  And how big are the bases?  I'm still trying to find something that I like for my chess set in the 1.75" range

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7 minutes ago, eldamir said:

Sorry for the thread necromancy - but where did you get the bases for these?  And how big are the bases?  I'm still trying to find something that I like for my chess set in the 1.75" range

 

On 3/12/2016 at 0:44 PM, kitchen_wolf said:

The Tropicana lid plinth is a separate terrain item.

 

Lids from Tropicana juice bottles.

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1 minute ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

 

Lids from Tropicana juice bottles.

Well I'm slow.. lol

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