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Author Topic: Ideas for cheap giants? (first converted hill giant finished)  (Read 9964 times)

Offline bandit86

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (now with an Emhar 'frost giant')
« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2020, 04:57:16 AM »
Sometimes you can find a cheap toy and with a bit of work you can get nice results
http://bandit86.blogspot.com/2017/06/mountain-giant.html
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Offline James Morris

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (now with an Emhar 'frost giant')
« Reply #61 on: December 06, 2020, 09:18:30 AM »
This is a great thread!  Missed this earlier. Some great ideas and lovely to see a pic of that Emhar Viking as a frost giant.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (now with an Emhar 'frost giant')
« Reply #62 on: December 06, 2020, 06:44:21 PM »
Sometimes you can find a cheap toy and with a bit of work you can get nice results
http://bandit86.blogspot.com/2017/06/mountain-giant.html

I came across your blog during my initial searches - nice work on that one!

Meanwhile, I knocked up this fellow from Fimo and tinfoil while watching the rugby yesterday. A dusting of Milliput and greenstuff last night, and a quick and clandestine paintjob this morning, and he's ready for the climax of the current adventure (The Lost City).

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (now with the big baddie from The Lost City)
« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2020, 04:54:26 PM »
And here's the first of the hill giants - re-imagined as giant, inbred slasher-movie villains.

The HaT Gauls are on the way and will form the bulk of the giants, with the gladiators as the 'specials'. I may add tattoos.

As some of the gladiator classes were essentially fantasy versions of Gallic warriors, I think the two sorts should go together well enough.

Offline AKULA

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (now with Lost City monster and first hill giant)
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2020, 05:16:16 PM »
Great putty work...Zargon looks the biz.

 8)

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (now with Lost City monster and first hill giant)
« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2020, 10:53:53 PM »
Thanks! I think the party will finally get to him tomorrow.

I'm now two frost giants down. I've sourced 1/72 options for most of the party, so should I want the frost giants to be a bit bigger, I can scale the PCs down. I might even do that for the hill-giant adventure; the giants' lair contains a lot of bugbears, and that would give me an excuse to get the CP Models 20mm bugbears painted up ...


Offline Hobgoblin

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Here are a couple more hill giants. These are 1/32 HaT Gauls, and they're pretty rough. But against that, they were very cheap. It's a shame that they're not nearly so nice as the Emhar figures, but they're my quickest route to the 30-strong horde in Nosnra's hall.

I used the same source for the tattoos as Blasphemia Blackwood did with her marvellous Picts: the fanciful 1588 depictions of Picts in A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.

For the next few, I might meddle with some greenstuffing.

Offline M.P.

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They look great :)
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Offline Sunjester

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (more hill giants)
« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2020, 04:44:02 PM »
Some really nice giants there!

Offline Macunaima

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (more hill giants)
« Reply #69 on: December 15, 2020, 04:46:47 PM »
Step one: Buy an army of Micrworld's new and very beautiful 3mm fantasy figures for, say 40 dollars.
Step two: Buy a 15mm fantasy figure of your choice.

Profit!

Offline Mister Frau Blucher

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (more hill giants)
« Reply #70 on: December 15, 2020, 05:43:35 PM »
You can tell those Gauls are a bit cruder than the Emhar figures, but you really made them look good!

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (more hill giants)
« Reply #71 on: December 15, 2020, 09:31:16 PM »
Thanks, chaps! For the hill giants, it's three down, twenty-six to go ...

Step one: Buy an army of Micrworld's new and very beautiful 3mm fantasy figures for, say 40 dollars.
Step two: Buy a 15mm fantasy figure of your choice.

It's an idea! Not quite sure that the 3mm figures would show up that well over Zoom, mind you!

I've started applying the knife and some green stuff to a few of the HaT Gauls. Here's the first WIP:

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (more hill giants + conversion WIP)
« Reply #72 on: December 15, 2020, 10:01:21 PM »
That’s looking good, the greenstuff definitely gives the figure a hill giant vibe! I’m looking forward to seeing him painted!

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (more hill giants + conversion WIP)
« Reply #73 on: December 15, 2020, 10:32:03 PM »
Thanks! I'm aiming to create a sort of 'monstrous spectrum' with these, so that some of the hill giants are just oversized humans while others are full-blown monsters. These two, like the one above, are just a bit on the trollish side, but I'm going to experiment with some orc heads next ...

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Ideas for cheap giants? (more hill giants + conversion WIP)
« Reply #74 on: December 15, 2020, 11:14:21 PM »
This is the next step. The ork helmet has round panels at each side, so I'll attach some horns, antlers or tree branches to those to add some 'fantasy Celt' flavour. I might give him a nose too.

 

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