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54mm Giant Mummy

Here's a mummy from the Mega Blocks toy line that is a suitable Undead Giant for 54mm. Aside from the mummy, there's a winged vampire, demon, ghoul, Frankenstein's monster and a werewolf. Here's a side-by-side shot for size comparison.  After disposing of his enemy, the giant mummy looks around for his next opponent...   ... And engages in a deadly wrestling match with the giant scorpion! That stinger looks nasty!

54mm Monster Spider

Here's a D&D mini that could also serves as a monster for my planned 54mm skirmish. I'm not sure what the prepainted mini is called but I got it bulk with a boxul of assorted D&D minis. I'm not a fan of the prepainted and collectible miniature scene but I like most of the figures. The mini would also be a perfect Shelob for 28mm or 20mm figures!

54mm Fantasy Monster Scorpion

I'm refraining from basing my 54mm Egyptians for HotT and plan to use them first for skirmish games using the demo Ares rules I downloaded from Freewargamesrules and FUBAR Medieval from Gaw'd Help Us Games .  I picked up a giant scorpion from the halloween accessories stand at the toy store  that will serve as a monster the figures can do combat with. There's an even bigger scorpion toy available but I'm afraid my table space wont be able to accommodate it for gaming. The one shown above is pictured with a 54mm to 60mm figure. The weeks leading to Halloween would be the perfect time to look for creepy crawly nasties like this.

Egyptian Undead for Hott

Arcane Legion only has two poses for the undead infantry but I went ahead and based them as spears for an Egyptian Undead Hott army. The figures are a bit taller than the average 1/72 figure ( they'll be used with Caesar Miniatures Egyptians) but are surprisingly thicker in limbs. The detail is weak, especially on the faces. The plastic acts a bit weird because even careful cutting and trimming with a sharp craft knife doesn't seem to agree with the plastic and you end up with burrs and extra threads. Even the "feel" of the material seems wrong, especially if you're used to cleaning mold lines and such from hard and soft plastic figures.

Centaur Hero for Hott

Here is a fast conversion I made from an Arcane Legion centaur and a Zvezda Greek warrior. The Arcane Legion figure is made from a hard plastic that has some rubbery characteristics and is quite dense. A scabbard would have to be added and maybe a cape. The 2 part glue from Selleys works well and I mated the parts well enough but I accidentally glued the cap to the nozzle. These things dry fast! He'll be a hero for a Greek mythology themed Hordes of the Things army in 1/72.     Here's the converted figure with two stands of Centaur riders.