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Okay, here's the situation; my parents went away on a week's vacation, and now that you're rapping Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff to yourself (you are, right?), here's the real situation:

 

I'm looking for a thing to represent a mounted Undead lord, the base size needs to be 75mm square (so fairly large), and it needs to occupy most of that space (or need minimal assistance from clever basing to look like it belongs on said base, at least). This precludes standard cavalry, obviously. It also needs to be wingless (or easily converted to wingless), as Wings would only serve to confuse my opponents in game (Kings of War). 

 

I'm open to any material, any manufacturer, though Reaper is strongly preferred. I'm thinking of also doing a non-traditional mount pose, like the Ghost King standing on the mounts back or shoulder or whatever, or even better, the Male Revenant from Bones 2.

 

My first thought was to take one of the two Grave Golems I have and use that (without the gate wings), but that would really be stretching the empty space on the base to the max, as it's probably better suited for a 40mm square or 50mm square base at max. Of course, I could always fill the base with tombstones and skulls and stuff and build it up to the center, but I'd like to avoid that. The in-game creature is substantial and I'd like the mini to represent the size well.

 

My next thought was I could do something like @Girot did for the Bone Horror (3rd picture in the store), which he nixed the wings from, and I think it looks fine. The problem here is the monster itself is pretty substantially threatening without a rider and doesn't really look like a mount. I'm not sure where I would put one (I could put a traditional saddled mount on it I guess, but I'm iffy on this idea). The main issue I have pulling the trigger on this beastie though is size, I'm not seeing Bryangles on the store pics, and having a hard time finding other scale shots with this guy in it. I see on his Deviant Art page, Girot says he used a 60mm round, do you think an extra 15mm each side would be too much? Especially because that's all in one dimension? The rest of the base will need a lot of doctoring to make up for the emptiness. 

 

Any other ideas? 

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If you want inexpensive, there are plastic toy dinosaurs.

 

$5.25 gets you two of each of these on Amazon -

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They can be painted fast by using Duplicolor khaki primer, and a dip in Minwax walnut.

 

The Auld Grump, not that I have, uhh, done anything like that. Last week.

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1 hour ago, BlazingTornado said:

Well you might have to wait for a while but Bones 4 has three skeletal monsters in its offerings: a manticore, a chimera and an owlbear.

The manticore and chimera are winged but the owlbear might be just what you need?

https://www.reapermini.com/bones4

Yeah, no clue if he's big enough. I have him in my order already, but need something sooner. 

 

It doesn't have to be to be skeletal, necessarily. Just undead. Or even undead-ish.

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6 hours ago, lowlylowlycook said:

This might be too late since my internet was town the last couple days but maybe some kind of scarab beetle would work.

Possible, for sure. I'll dig around and see if anyone makes any that large.

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http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/beetle/latest/02564

 

This one is pretty good size. It'll easily carry a human sized figure.

 

Also this guy:

 

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/beetle/sku-down/14568

 

It might work, as that is a small to medium sized figure riding it.

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/beetle/latest/02564

 

This one is pretty good size. It'll easily carry a human sized figure.

 

Also this guy:

 

http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/beetle/sku-down/14568

 

It might work, as that is a small to medium sized figure riding it.

 

Hmm. Probably a little too small for a 75mm base though.

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On 8/7/2018 at 10:29 PM, TheAuldGrump said:

If you want inexpensive, there are plastic toy dinosaurs.

 

$5.25 gets you two of each of these on Amazon -

61Tg8AodGnL._SX425_.jpg

 

They can be painted fast by using Duplicolor khaki primer, and a dip in Minwax walnut.

 

The Auld Grump, not that I have, uhh, done anything like that. Last week.

 

I have those, Reaper Brown Liner also works like a charm as a primer on these ( after rinsing them with water and detergent)

 

@pinkymadiganwhy not buy a Schleich/Safari toy animal/dino/ creature ? Clean it, use brown liner and use putty/GS or something to make wounds and guts.

You can turn anything into undead.

Or buy a large rat toy or something similar?

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2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

I have those, Reaper Brown Liner also works like a charm as a primer on these ( after rinsing them with water and detergent)

 

@pinkymadiganwhy not buy a Schleich/Safari toy animal/dino/ creature ? Clean it, use brown liner and use putty/GS or something to make wounds and guts.

You can turn anything into undead.

Or buy a large rat toy or something similar?

Not really my thing. Poses are usually pretty static. 

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4 minutes ago, pinkymadigan said:

Not really my thing. Poses are usually pretty static. 

 

I do know G-Force 9 will release a Zombie T-Rex very soon, or maybe already did.

But those are expensive.

 

How about Bones Cadirith? A demonic spider might make a cool Undead mount.

Or the Scorpion?

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