Jordan Peacock Posted December 27, 2012 Share Posted December 27, 2012 (edited) Backstory: Once upon a time, Wendy used to be a gamer. She even used to play in my games! However, she has skipped out on the last two campaigns I've run. Recently, she asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I wanted the same thing as I'd wanted when she asked me what I wanted for a birthday present: for her to join in on one of my games sometime. She expressed that the PROBLEM, however, was ... zombies. My present campaign is a zombie-apocalypse campaign. My previous campaign was a Pirates of the Spanish Main RPG with ... zombie pirates. My NEXT campaign I've been gearing up for ... well, it doesn't precisely have ZOMBIES in it, but some of the cyborgs sure look zombie-like. So, what sort of game might interest her? Maybe something harmless. With ponies. Hey, I can do that. (Maybe only as a one-shot gag adventure, sure, because I don't think my regular group would be up for a whole campaign, but I can do that....) TADA! My Little Dungeon-Delvers! Pony Pack First, I started with a "Pinkie Pie & Friends Pony Power Pack" from Wal-Mart ($20 for 12 2"-tall plastic ponies). Wendy laid claim to four of the main (mane?) characters from the cartoon, while I used the "clonies" (duplicates of the same poses, just with different paint jobs and flank marks) for my work. Base Experimentation At 2" tall, these are a bit large for using with my 25mm-32mm scale scenery ... but I found that with my Hirst Arts dungeon sections, scale isn't really that critical. I tried to squeeze them onto 30mm or 25mm round bases, but that didn't really cut it. I ended up putting them on HeroClix bases (leftover from conversions) instead. That means that each one occupies just a little less than a 1.5" square on a grid. (Fortunately, my dungeon sections are usually at least 2" wide, and I have a number of Hirst Arts dungeon pieces deliberately done up in Clix-friendly tile scale.) Door Scale Comparison The ponies look a little bit too large next to my 25mm-scale dungeon doors, alas. However, my old Warhammer Quest plastic doors seem to look all right next to them, and not surprisingly my Mage Knight 3D Dungeon doors look just fine with them. I may have to make a few custom Hirst Arts door inserts for my existing dungeon scenery to accommodate them. Just to be goofy, I'm thinking of trying to make the doors two-part, like stable doors, as another "horse" cue. I'll see how much trouble is needed for that. (I can probably simulate that with a few pieces of craft wood over a "wooden" dungeon door. I'm not planning on hinging these things.) (Disclaimers: "My Little Pony" is a trademark of Hasbro.) MLP Adventurer - Rogue: Originally a 2" plastic "Rainbow Swirl" from the Wal-Mart "Pinkie Pie & Friends / Pony Power Pack." For each of the pony adventurers, I used a HeroClix base with some Apoxie Sculpt epoxy putty (thin layer on top, jammed against a textured surface, then with "cracks" carved in). I used a bit more putty for the headband and face-mask. The rest is just re-painting with acrylics. I picked up two types of Apoxie Sculpt from my local supplier. One was just "plain" epoxy putty. The other was a pair of jars, one of which had the usual hardener, but the other had black dye mixed in with the putty. When mixed, it looks pretty solid black. The downside is that the dye gets on my fingers pretty quickly, and occasionally smudges on other surfaces. The upside is that it's not that hard to clean off, and it works pretty nicely for this sort of sloppy conversion where I'm just adding some putty and painting it on the fly rather than carefully doing things in layers, base-coating the figure, etc. The black putty in recessed, hard-to-paint areas looks MUCH better than a bit of grey I can't reach. For this particular figure, I only used a bit of the black putty to make the headband and around the eyes to give a sense of depth to the "ninja suit" -- and then it blended into the body, where the rest of the "ninja suit" is just black acrylic paint over the plastic body. This character will likely be a "rogue" type -- in Savage Worlds terms, with the "Thief" Edge and appropriate skills. Likely character sheet name: "Lighthoof." Edited December 27, 2012 by Jordan Peacock 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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