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Elf minis compatible with Mantic range? (Comparison pic request)

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Are there any miniatures that could blend in in a KoW army? Mantic elves are ridiculously thin while still quite tall, which makes everything else seem obese when standing side by side. I would like at least some characters to differentiate my army as Mantic's choice is very limited. I don't mind some kit bashing as long as its relatively simple (head and weapon swaps, resculpting capes).

 

The dark elves and some elves look close, but hard to say without seeing them side by side.

https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bones%20elf/sku-down/77205#detail/IG_4693_1

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Alistrilee and the Bones dark elves are on the tall side, even for Reaper. They would be really out of scale with Mantic. 
 
Here's some I painted a few years ago, to give you ideas. 
 
http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/52613-dark-elves/?hl=%2Bdark+%2Belves+%2Bbinge#entry806131
 
Also 14631 Evshyvandra%2BDuskwidows is a good size, IMO. 

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I don't have any Mantic elves but I could take a pic of some GameZone and Thunder Mountain elves next to GW LorR elves.   Maybe you could combine that with the pic that TheAuldGrump  found.  

 

Are you looking to blend minis into the same unit or as separate units?   Or are they going to be individually based?

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Thanks all!

I know and like lotr elves, but they are too thick even as characters in a Mantic army.

I considered Thunder Mountain, but here they looked too short:

http://www.frothersunite.com/phpBB3/./viewtopic.php?p=854028&sid=8d13ba77b7a19bc550437fd9051f1a70#p854028

On 'cook's pic I see they changed the scale though?

Similarly the left and second-to-right reaper are hugely different, I expected them to keep more or less similar scale. Is there a rule to keep in mind which reapers/bones are compatible with themselves? The right reaper looks like it might fit, which one is that?

 

I quite like Evshyvandra, if she would fit as a character (with a weapon/shield swap), then she can make the cut. I like your drow (well, I really like drow as a faction), but it's hard to put them side by side in mind, especially as they seem to be using different base sizes. I was looking mainly for characters, perhaps unit champions, to add a theme to an otherwise quite bland army. I think of doing Ice Kin, perhaps as a matriarchal society, and considered incorporating 'I don't give a puck about cold' fluff into modelling, leveraging comparative general availability of lightly clad minis. It all depends on what I can find, though.

 

If something suitable comes to my attention in several body types, I would also do a completely non-mantic scout units to make them stand apart a bit more - currently they share the same body types with the rest.

 

I will use Mordred from Tre: http://red-box-games.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=36

who is a very good match, and probably anyone else robed in a way concealing their waist difference.

I am sure Lady Geneve would make a much better Elf Wizard than Mantic's offering:

http://red-box-games.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=36

Great transgender human, not so much their own elf line:

http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/elves/product/elf-mage-queen.html

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