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Tehnolog 54mm Vikings as Frost Giants

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Today I wanted to show off some cheap 54mm Vikings that I painted up as Frost Giants.

I made these guys close to a year ago, and they were among some of the first larger sized minis I had worked on, so they're a little rough, and that's before looking at the quality of model, but if someone else is in need of a lot of giants like I was, then this might be useful to them!

 

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So these guys are from Tehnolog, a Russian miniatures company that I know very little about.  The minis are made out of a soft plastic like novelty toys you can buy with tickets at an arcade.  They also have abysmal detail.

 

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They're meant for 54mm wargaming, and I believe there's an intended game system that accompanies the line, but my goal was to get some cheap giants for D&D.

 

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They fit nicely on a 2in base, and could probably fit in with the smaller Reaper Bones giants, but they're definitely a little undersized.  I remedied this by giving them each a boosted base, with the leader getting two layers.  At a glance, they tower over a standard medium sized mini.

 

The details were rough and there were some ugly mold lines here and there.  But they're serviceable.  They might work better as a half-giant if you want to use 5e's Huge Frost Giants.

 

More pictures of each giant below the Spoiler:

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Tehnolog also has a few other lines of fantasy-esque minis if you're a fan of cheap minis.  I am still considering getting one of their other lines to convert into cheap-o Fire Giants.

 

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What's your favorite obscure miniature substitute?

 

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  I know a couple of folks here have ordered some Tehnolog stuff now and then. Zvezda is another Russian company that does plastic figures. Mostly military models, but they do have some fantasy figures.

 

One thing I've enjoyed using over the years as "substitute" minis are the old 1980's LJN Dungeons & Dragons action figures - the pvc monsters and npcs are fun to plunk down on the table when you need a really big humanoid. You should have seen my players' faces when I put the Brass Dragon toy down in front of them, lol. (Fortunately for them he was a stand-in for am actual brass dragon, and friendly.)

It's a shame they're so expensive these days - I'd love to repaint quite a few of them.

 

 

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They come from the land of the ice and snow... they're pretty cheap as giants go...

 

I'm gonna check that mini line out, 54mm has advantages!  And good use of color palette, the gold and brown makes them pop from a distance!

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