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Stalking the Sepulchre - Request for Advice on Scale

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Greetings,

 

I was wondering if anyone might be able to give me some advice, please? I have a friend who is playing Tomb Kings in Warhammer Fantasy Battle, and was hoping to field some Sepulchral Stalkers:

 

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammerfb/images/4/4e/Sepulchral_Stalkers_Tomb_Kings_8th_Edition_Miniatures.jpg

 

However, he has been unable to obtain the original figures, since GW discontinued the TK line, so we have been discussing how I might create some, and are currently thinking of using the following:

 

Body: http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bones%20snake/sku-down/77321

 

Tops:

 

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/egypt%20bones/sku-down/77339

 

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/egypt%20bones/sku-down/77340

 

Before I go buying these and then hacking them apart, is there anyone out there who has all three and might be willing to post a photo of how they match up next to each other for scale, please? I'm also open to suggestions for other sources of snake bodies if the size match is better. I've contemplated the following, for example, but again am not sure how the sizes would match up:

 

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bones%20snake/sku-down/77393

 

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bones%20snake/sku-down/77117

 

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bones%20snake/sku-down/77153

 

Thank you very much!

 

Niall of Stephaniall

 

 

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I look at the base size and what the model represents ... Before I moved I built 2 large units with dollar store large cobra figures and two skeletonson it's back , easy to tell what it was ...

 I also swapped out some serpent heads for large skulls to make sepulcheral stalkers on thr right sized bases .. 

 Easy to I D and on the right base size who can as argue ....

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Thank you for your thoughts, Boaz. That's a great alternative approach.

 

However, both the TK player and I are pretty wedded to the idea of doing the body-swap, so if anyone has the figures and can post them for size comparison, that would be immensely helpful. ::D:

 

Niall of Stephaniall

 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, stephaniall said:

Thank you for your thoughts, Boaz. That's a great alternative approach.

 

However, both the TK player and I are pretty wedded to the idea of doing the body-swap, so if anyone has the figures and can post them for size comparison, that would be immensely helpful. ::D:

 

Niall of Stephaniall

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these are more or less human sized or slightly taller.

So they will fit with a little green stuffing, but they will not be as large as the GW Stalkers would be.

If you place them on the right sized bases and add some scenery to enhance the look of it, it would be cool.

 

Look at Greenstuffworld, they have a set of Egyptian Scenery ( rubble/broken statues.) I have it myself and it looks good for this purpose.

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I also use the Egyptian Roller Pin to create bases from them.

 

Here is an example of what I did with it:

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79103-77145-mummy-captain-by-glitterwolf/

 

 

 

You might also want to take a look at these

 

https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/snake/sku-down/77321

 

https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/snake/sku-down/77037

 

 

 

 

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On 5/21/2018 at 1:26 AM, Glitterwolf said:

 

All of these are more or less human sized or slightly taller.

So they will fit with a little green stuffing, but they will not be as large as the GW Stalkers would be.

If you place them on the right sized bases and add some scenery to enhance the look of it, it would be cool.

 

Look at Greenstuffworld, they have a set of Egyptian Scenery ( rubble/broken statues.) I have it myself and it looks good for this purpose.

 

I also use the Egyptian Roller Pin to create bases from them.

 

Here is an example of what I did with it:

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79103-77145-mummy-captain-by-glitterwolf/

 

You might also want to take a look at these

 

https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/snake/sku-down/77321

 

https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/snake/sku-down/77037

 

Thank you very much for the advice, Glitterwolf! The mummy captain looks fabulous.

 

My friend is indeed keen to stick with the original bases, so we will be following your advice about using the scenery from Greenstuffworld. Steph and I love GSW's stuff, so the idea of putting in an(other) order to them is not unattractive... ::D:

 

Niall of Stephaniall

 

 

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So yesterday I managed to pick up a couple of the Egyptian avatars that I will be using, and we already have the various snake bodies from the various Bones Kickstarters, so I was able to do a scale comparison shot. As Glitterwolf notes, the sizes match up pretty well.

 

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So once my friend has chosen the snake bodies that he prefers, I'll be able to get on with the conversions. I can post on my progress here if people are interested?

 

Niall of Stephaniall

 

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10 minutes ago, stephaniall said:

So yesterday I managed to pick up a couple of the Egyptian avatars that I will be using, and we already have the various snake bodies from the various Bones Kickstarters, so I was able to do a scale comparison shot. As Glitterwolf notes, the sizes match up pretty well.

 

sizes.thumb.jpg.cf3f403d9e03d1ee4af5535e2a2fcfc9.jpg

 

So once my friend has chosen the snake bodies that he prefers, I'll be able to get on with the conversions. I can post on my progress here if people are interested?

 

Niall of Stephaniall

 

 

Since you're doing conversions, you're in the right thread for that.

I'm interested.

I have some projects for fun and display not for gaming.

One of them is a Egyptian Themed Undead Army.

So I'll be following you here!

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/79372-shifting-sands-glitterwolf-paints-egyptian-undead/&tab=comments#comment-1686198

 

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On 5/23/2018 at 11:19 AM, Glitterwolf said:

 

This is seven shades of awesome, especially the priestess with her rhino prisoner carrier. Thank you very much for sharing! ::D:

 

Niall of Stephaniall

 

 

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On 5/23/2018 at 2:06 PM, stephaniall said:

So once my friend has chosen the snake bodies that he prefers, I'll be able to get on with the conversions. I can post on my progress here if people are interested?

 

Yes, please. I'd be very interested to see this develop.

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My friend decided on a range of snake bodies. The orders went in, and have now arrived from GreenStuffWorld and Reaper. So now we have the following.

 

Scenery from GSW:

 

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These are really cool, so many thanks to Glitterwolf for the recommendation. My friend will be doing the final build of the figures for his unit, so all I need to do with these is wash them and clean up some mould lines.

 

Snake bottoms!

 

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The Marilith rather conveniently comes with a separate bottom, so I'll be starting with those as the easiest option.

 

Tops:

 

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There won't be too much needing hot/cold re-shaped on the figures, which is fortunate, nor do there seem to be too many mould lines, so that is excellent. Quick huzzah to Reaper for the ever-improving quality of the Bones figures!

 

Niall of Stephaniall

 

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