Disarming Miniatures for Civilians
Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:02 PM
I found #59009 Mad Scientist (Female) to be a particularly nice figure for a modest Victorian-era lady, if only she didn't have that power-fist on one hand, and a big gun-thing in the other.
Here's my first go at the model, which I painted up without modification (with a custom "clockwork" base):
59009 Mad Scientist (Female) - Reaper / Savage Worlds
And here's the slightly modified version (another copy of the same figure that I got from Beautiful Brains Books & Games), still undergoing some touch-up (as these photos have a way of showing me so many places that need work, that I didn't catch with the unaided eye):
The base is a resin "street" base from War Cast Studios (http://www.warcaststudios.com). The right forearm was replaced with the right arm of "Tomoe" from Indy HeroClix. (This plastic figure has TWO fans, actually, and I'm using the left-hand fan for a conversion of Miss Scarlet.
Reaper Chronoscope 50057 - Miss Scarlet, Wild West Madam
Miss Scarlet was just begging for conversions, since the left hand holding the shotgun is a separate piece, making for a relatively easy replacement without any sawing or cutting (and easier drilling for pinning, since there's a starter hole in the wrist). I'm working on a few "Miss Scarlets" as civilians (not finished yet), replacing the left hand with some alternatives -- a lace fan, a parasol, and whatever else I can think of, aside from another BIG GUN that labels the character as a combatant.
(There's just something about RPGs and minis: If I have a figure on the table portrayed as holding a gun, the PCs usually assume it's a threat, and discount any description I make to clarify that the character is UNARMED. However, if I have a miniature on the table that doesn't include a gun in hand, but in-game the character just whipped out a pistol or picked up a rifle, the players have no trouble at all remembering that this character is quite capable of shooting. :D )
Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:41 PM
As for unarmed civilians I'd recommend looking at Blue Moon, Old Glory, Black Hat and RAFM for starters. As I don't game the period in question, I can't give you much in the way of specifics but I'd also trawl the Old West board at The Miniatures Page for ideas. The figures are definately out there.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:58 PM
The figures are definately out there.
I actually have several "civilians" already from various lines, but I was hoping to have a few miniatures that look more like they *fit* with Reaper's minis. (Plus, this being the Reaper board and all, I figured it appropriate I focus on Reaper minis.)
Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:55 AM
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