Saturday, May 8, 2010

Filling the Gaps in 1/72d Fantasy Figures

Since lots of races are not manufactured as 1/72d figures, it is sometimes necessary to use figures from larger of smaller scales to have models to put on the table top. Since the figures in question are "fantastical creatures" or imaginary heights of said figures are purely a matter of taste. You simple need to look at any available figures and determine if a suitable proxy exist in another scale.

The first race I used from another scale with my 1/72 figures was Skinks manufactured by Games Workshop. These figures are intended to be used as small heroic 28mm Lizardmen. They measure 14mm from the sole of the foot to eye level. I thought they looked perfect when placed next to my other 1/72d figures.

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This figure was easy to get on the table top quickly and cheaply, I bought him pre-painted from the local hobby shop for a quarter. I rebased him on a quarter inch washer and he was ready to go. I later modified this figure by adding a spear made from tee push pin and a shield made from a texture upholstery tack.

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As usual, Friar Tuck (an Airfix Robin Hood set figure) and Conan (a Caesar Miniatures Adventures set figure) make their appearance for scale.

Thanks for reading...

Copyright © Ron Hamilton 2010


  1. Some other ranges you might want to take a look at are:

    RAFM reptiliads - I use the gilla worms, but am not sure how big the other types are.
    Ral Partha troglodytes by Tom Meier.
    ERM giant lizardmen
    Blood Dawn lizardmen palace guard.

  2. I'm also trying to wargame fantasy in 1/72. I've had good results with the Eureka 18mm dwarves and wood elves. Wargames Supply Dump has a few 20mm (they look ok with their 1/72 brethen) that are quite promising, including a not-Gandalf. I still have not found acceptable orcs though. Keep up the good work.

  3. I like your quest to find or make 2omm fantasy bods...A worthy cause that I shall follow after finally finding your blog again. closely...tomorrow I´ll put up some of my fantasy conversions :-)

  4. Thanks for all of the comments. Greek Geek you might try Rebel Miniatures. They have the old Dark Hold Orcs. They are metal instead of plastic, but look great. I have also use GW LOTRs Morian Goblins as Orcs in 1/72.

    Thanks for reading...

    LLC aka Ron


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