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Author Topic: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (Shen conversions)  (Read 3915 times)

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (the first of the Hra)
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2020, 02:09:41 AM »
The Anhurians are nice, though a bit on the chunky size. Also the City Watch figures - Darkmere? - the ones with the skulls on their shields.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (the first of the Hra)
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2020, 07:17:49 AM »
Thanks, Nick - those look handy - as do the Dreadmere guards. Maybe a trifle overdressed for Tekumel? But there aren't a lot of perfect options outside of metals. I've been mildly dismayed to find that there don't seem to be many bare-chested ancients options in plastic - barring Gauls and Germans, who are overly trousered/skyclad!

Here's another Hra. This one's a Ral Partha "trill" (just a typo for "troll:, I think - I'm sure it was relabelled as such later in its production career), and I gather it's the figure used as a Hra in Barker's own games.

Offline Severian

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (another Hra)
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2020, 07:26:06 AM »
Nice work on the troll/trill. The armour is very well done.

Would the Frostgrave tribals be any use? They seem to be mostly bare-chested, with interesting head options to boot.

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (another Hra)
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2020, 07:47:47 AM »
Thanks!

Yes, I think they might. I was having a look at the sprue yesterday. It's a bit of a shame that they're all so heroically proportioned, and the weapons will need swapping, but, as you say, the heads have some great possibilities. And a lot could be done with weapon swaps (I've been considering some peculiar-looking GW dark-elf blades that I have lying around) and - especially - shield swaps.

Offline Severian

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (another Hra)
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2020, 08:55:57 AM »
Another possibility might be the Perry plastic Mahdist Ansar - they're more sensibly proportioned, and the heads include a good number of bald ones, which can be hatted or given greenstuff hair to taste. Lots of conversion potential of all sorts. Also you get 40 of them in a box (or a dozen per sprue). Weaponry is a bit basic (mostly spears) but that's easily supplemented.

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (another Hra)
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2020, 09:36:19 AM »
Aha - now that's a good call! I've ordered a sprue to see how they work out (at 50p a figure, you can't really go wrong!).

My modus operandi for the time being is to try to cover most of the first couple of wandering-monster tables for the Underworld in Empire of the Petal Throne. Those includes warriors and priests, so I'll need to have a few of them on hand. I'm thinking that the Jakallan Underworld might work quite well as a 'dungeon' with lots of places of interest but very few 'fixed' monsters, barring a few guardians - so that there's plenty of uncertainty for players and GM alike.

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (another Hra)
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2020, 11:14:03 AM »
My modus operandi for the time being is to try to cover most of the first couple of wandering-monster tables for the Underworld in Empire of the Petal Throne.

I need to do this!  :)

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (another Hra)
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2020, 05:55:02 PM »
This one belongs a bit deeper down. I'll try to get some paint on him tomorrow ...

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (greenstuffed Thunru'u)
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2020, 08:33:31 PM »
Very cool!  :-*

What is the base figure?

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (greenstuffed Thunru'u)
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2020, 01:14:04 AM »
Thanks! He's a Reaper Bones Flesh Golem (the newer one - looks like a big baby with bolts and stitches).

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (greenstuffed Thunru'u)
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2020, 11:08:17 AM »
I have never heard of this so googled it, seen some of the figures and thought they had a ancient sea people appearance to them? Don't know if it helps.

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (greenstuffed Thunru'u)
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2020, 11:30:03 AM »
That's a very good call - and one that hadn't occurred to me. Many thanks!

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (greenstuffed Thunru'u)
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2020, 03:01:50 PM »
This was the pic that I seen

Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (greenstuffed Thunru'u)
« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2020, 02:19:14 PM »
That is the khil, the classic Yan Koryani helmet style. It is superficially similar looking but not actually the same construction at all. The Sea People helmets have a fringe of horsehair or feathers (per one Osprey cover). The Khil, on the other hand, is a conical helm, often with a central spike onto which the plume is attached. A rim of fluted vertical plates runs around the side, often lacquered in alternating colours. The may or may not be a plate on top (my figures all have a plate for ease in casting). Sometimes there is a crest in place of the plume. The fluted plates can vary in height from one helmet to another. The face of the helm can vary as well, some having a sort of beaked front piece.

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Re: Cheap or readily available Tekumel proxies? (greenstuffed Thunru'u)
« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2020, 02:27:58 PM »
I can half-see some conversion possibilities with Napoleonics there.

In another development, I've just received some Ral Partha gremlins for use as Vorodla; I believe these were what MAR Barker's groups used Vorodla! They're based up and awaiting paint.

 

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