27 Sep 2013

Meet the Cave men!

Hello,

yet another Mantic zombies conversion that I've done quite a while back but never really got to painting them. While I haven't played any games in months, I always knew I'll need some cave men for my jungle expedition campaign in Strange Aeons. I was on the lookout for miniatures I'd like but never could find any quite suitable. I suspect the reason lies in my lack of interest in those kind of miniatures in general more than on any holes in the market.

As with many other miniatures so far, I've decided to simply use my mantic zombies for them. I don't really like the original miniatures as zombies, so I've decided to use them for as many other things as I possibly can.

This was quite a straight forward conversion. I've put some fur on them and some got various weapons. I haven't really cut them up much, so none of them really grabs a hold of his weapon.  They were all hurried up to reach "good enough" status while being converted and painted.

I made sure two stand out of the crowd - grey guy is a tribal leader and guy in grey fur rags is tribal shaman. They can obviously all be used as a normal grunts. As a group, there are two clubs and a bow. I couldn't resist painting some woad on them. Now, this is as realistic as finding monsters outside, but I really, really wanted to do that. And it even came out pretty well, too! :D

A mandatory (un)lucky explorer shot below:


Other than that, still dry "season" in my hobby and I got no idea what I could show you next time. I do think and plan a lot about the hobby (researching late roman armies now for some reason :P), but even my sculpting is turning out too slow now. I suppose I can blame my master's thesis, for which I need to hunt down some people for signatures and I can put it in print, so I really aren't slacking!

Thanks for looking,
Mathyoo

16 comments:

  1. Great mini's, ideal for a Cthulhu Mythos or HEX RPG.

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    1. Thanks!
      Strange Aeons is greatly influenced by Cthulhu mythos, so they're made just for that in a way :P

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  2. Are you trying to tell me there are no monsters outside! Don't be silly of course there are. next you'll be trying to tell me they are under my bed or in the wardrobe Yikes I can't put my feet on the floor now.

    You rotter, what have you done to me!
    Those are some very hairy shotgun fodder! I am pretty sure I would be able to find a use for them on the table somewhere.

    All the best Mate.

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    1. Thanks and I'd say sorry for the nightmares you'll have from now on but...iä iä!

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  3. Well, these are certainly *not* the Flintstones. Ugly looking bunch (in a good way!).

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    1. Haha, no, those they aren't. I do love their bent forward poses, great for neanderthals, need to make more now :P

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  4. Very cool bunch of cavemen. Nicely converted as well remind me very much of the 'night at the musuem' ones. I like how your using your mantic zombies for such a great deal of figures its shows you have good imagination and creativity. Well done mate.

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    1. Thanks!
      I suppose they're pretty similar to anything fur clad and prehistoric. I really dislike the robes on the zombies, but here they came more than handy with all that fur hanging around :P

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  5. A lovely bunch of Fuglies, many uses for these boys and they do remind me like Simon said of the "Night of the Museum" boys!

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  6. Nice work Mathyoo. Thesis first, then hobby.

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    1. Thanks. And correct, once it's done it is done, so that isn't much of a deal now I suppose :)

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  7. Good conversions Mathyoo, but even if you have little hobby stuff done, your thesis comes first.

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  8. These cavemen are really nice, great work!

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