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I'm sure it's a pretty common idea, but I've got a plan in the back of my head to do a fantasy (or at least preindustrial) Scooby-Doo/Mystery Machine gang. I'd like to use Reaper minis for it. 

Pretty sure about Fred; https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/03512 Ardellen has that same brick-jawed clean-shaven optimistic look, plus a cloak that lends itself well to ascot mimicry. (https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/02803 is a runner-up, but the greaves don't read right to me.) You know Fred is one of those frontline paladin/ fighter/ melee cleric types.
 

Narrowed Shaggy down to three possibilities, each with strong advantages and minor disadvantages.
Fynch Brassfrog https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/03107  looks suitably scruffy and groovy, somewhat out-of-it and probably high. Disadvantage: short.

The Ridolfi Alfred Redlute https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/03485 is likewise unarmed and callow, height is good, hair is about right. Disadvantage: prominent cheekbones, no scruff.

Iltheus, the young mage https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/03212 is *perfectly* cowardly and scrawny; he definitely does not want to be where he is. Hair is right too. Disadvantage: The owl and tome are very wizardly signifiers, and Shaggy is not really the intellectual of the group. Bard seems more his style.

Velma, on the other hand, is a genius and would be perfect for a wizard or knowledge cleric.. Hosilla, https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/60172 with her chainmail turtleneck and short skirt and book and short hair, is the obvious choice--just clip off the halberd head to make a wizard staff. Not quite as zaftig as Velma, but the style elements are there. An argument could be made for Ailyn Ghontasavos https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/60065 who has the right build and a HUGE book,, but the clothing doesn't seem right. Jolie, https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/02835 is another outside possibility, and DOES have glasses!

Daphne is tricky. I think she'd stat out as a rogue. Reaper has no shortage of tall women with long hair; headbands/ribbons are a little rarer. I think Aviriel here https://www.reapermini.com/miniatures/03072 is about right, with neckwear, headband, belt, and short skirt with border--but there's a lot of other possibilities from Finaela the pirate to Sarah the Seeress.

Whaddya think? Have I found the best candidates, or is there someone better suited? And which option makes the best Shaggy? Would love to hear suggestions and/or votes! 

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There a few more forumites who have done this.

Search in the WIP and Show Off threads for Scooby Doo and or Mystery Gang, you will find more to inspire you.

( Also Hasslefree has a whole set of an apocolyptic Not-Scooby Doo Gang)

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10 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

There a few more forumites who have done this.

Search in the WIP and Show Off threads for Scooby Doo and or Mystery Gang, you will find more to inspire you.

( Also Hasslefree has a whole set of an apocolyptic Not-Scooby Doo Gang)

Will do, thanks! 

I figure @Jordan Peacock has the whole postapocalyptic gang pretty much down, though I do like those Hasslefree sculpts.

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12 hours ago, 7Ninjasinatrenchcoat said:

What's your plan for the Mystery Machine? A Siege Engine?

 

@Rigel

 

If I may make a suggestion:

 

A coach or cart.

Maybe something like this?

 

 

WARLORD GAMES

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PERRY MINIATURES
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VAMPIRE WARS ( Gypsy Wagon)

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WIZKIDS

 

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My original plan was to use a simple Nolzur's two-wheeled cart, pulled by Schubert the war mastiff.

BUT 
 

On 10/16/2019 at 2:33 AM, Glitterwolf said:

If I may make a suggestion:

Glitterwolf's suggestions are always good. 

That Nolzur vardo is just about perfect. And it is the sort of thing where that groovy purple-and-green paint job wouldn't look out of place! Love it!

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