Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
pinkymadigan

ISO Larger non-flying Undead mounts

Recommended Posts

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? 

Edited by pinkymadigan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Edited by pinkymadigan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Tigermanic
      I recently bought the 2 headed Troll "Lardgulp" to use as a boss in an upcoming battle for my play group. The problem is that compared to the reaper black Rock Troll I received he is not so intimidating...
       
      However, I've seen on other sites a new reaper black or bones 2 headed Troll for pre order. I was wondering if there were any pictures of it compared to the Rock troll, and when will it be available on the site properly?

    • By Shadespyre
      EDIT - This is now going to be somewhere I dump all my Reaper projects while (hopefully) not causing chaos by misusing the Show Off section. I'll pop finished miniatures that are individually worth looking at over there, too.
       
      My first post on the Reaper Forum, so please be nice! 
       
      Not 100% sure where to post this as it falls into several categories. but here it is anyway - my Reaper Bones Hill Giant "Tribe" and their hillside display base. I posted these in my regular Warhammer forum but they are too far removed from WFB to gain much interest, so I thought I'd share them here in their "proper" home.
       
      I've always painted miniatures with the "excuse" that they will be used to play games with, whether that be D&D or Warhammer or anything in between, so my emphasis is on table-ready minis rather than masterpieces. This is one of the first projects I've done without a clear gaming purpose, but because I'm a gamer at heart I still needed to put everything on individual bases for two reasons -
      1 - "just in case" a gaming use comes up
      2 - because gaming bases excuses a gaming paint job!
       
      I decided on hex bases because I liked the way they tessellate
       
      The paint scheme, choice of pets and landscape are inspired by my AD&D days, I'm constantly trying to recapture my youth! (Glad to say that Reaper Bones have finally made this sort of project practical and affordable, and I hope to follow it with similar projects using the other trad D&D Giant races.)
       

       
      All 11 miniatures used (and the 11th is very hard to spot in these two pictures!) are from Reaper, mostly Bones. There are a few relatively simple conversions, mostly so I could use two pairs of giants without them being identical.
      The major scenic elements (trees and rocks) are made from errr real trees and real rocks, while almost all of the greenery is from a range of suppliers (Citadel, Army Painter and so on)
      I tried to position all of the models so that they are focused on something located just in front of the scene - presumably, a party of hostile adventurers!
       
      I don't want to drown people in images, but if there is interest I can post individual pictures of each giant and some WIP pictures of the project, as well as the identity of that 11th miniature...
       
       
    • By Shadespyre
      The biggest model I've ever painted, I worked on it in sections and then assembled it onto the base when finished. I made very minor modifications to Kalarax herself, mostly inserting a lot of brass rods to support joints, and using hot water to bend the tail around onto the base (which is 25 cm square!) There was a lot more work on the base, using rocks, grit and sand to meld the Bones "ruined temple" into a larger scene with common elements from my Vampire army (see sig below)
       
      You may know the story of why the model is so big - apparently a communications error meant that it is twice the size it was ever meant to be? Because of this, I removed odd-sized base details like huge skulls and dinner plate coins and replaced them with "in-scale" objects like dozens and dozens of resin skulls as seen in the close up.
       
      My "huge bony miniature" recipe is:
      One can of Army Painter Undead Bone spray paint
      A big pot of GW Agrax Earthshade (or similar brown wash)
      A pot of Citadel Dry Tyrant Skull
      A large flat drybrush
       
      Let the model to the work! You can also use this to paint large numbers of smaller skeletons, of course.
    • By Shadespyre
      I found it really hard to light and photograph such a tall model, I'll have to get him off his shelf and try and take better pictures at some point in the future. I chose the bright red tongue to tie in with the reddish muscle and the red roses (which are a theme of my Warhammer Vampire project) as a spot colour. 
    • By Shadespyre
      Painted to match my Warhammer Vampire army, using old Citadel Foundation paints and a lot of Agrax Earthshade wash
  • Who's Online   34 Members, 3 Anonymous, 74 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...