Cyclopskin

A few years ago I bought a few sprues of minis for the “Age of Mythology” board game — at the time I wanted some inexpensive figures for some games I was making as Christmas gifts, and I figured I’d find some uses for the extras.  I had five spare cyclopes.  They’re maybe 7-8 feet tall in 1/72 scale (the minis in that set range from 1/72 to maybe 1/100 scale … there is very little consistency although there are some neat sculpts).  Compared to 25mm or 28mm figures, they are just a bit taller than a human, but their upper bodies are still pretty big because the legs are tiny, goat-like things with cloven hooves.  They will make passable Cyclopskin for D&D, and since they are painted red, they can also stand in for small demons.  In the Panoticon dungeon, they are the muscle/cannon fodder guards.

To individualize them, I added weapons to four of them and a horn to one (channeling the Harryhausen ‘clops that Dennis Mize copied for Ral Partha).

They all have this weird pose with one clenched fist turned sideways and one open hand.  I left this one alone but for most of the others, I turned the fist by cutting it off and reattaching it (pinning is super easy with soft plastic like these guys).

This guy’s club is a spare from the Zvedza Orcs set.

This guy’s mace and chain was trickier.  I used a piece of an old broken necklace for the chain, and the head of another Zvedza orc club as the mace head.

Left to right one guy with a hammer from the old Citadel plastics set (a spare for the dwarves); a swords & board guy — probably the leader –; and the horned one again.

A few group shots.  Still having trouble with focusing the camera.

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  1. […] in with a maul.  Inside they fought a variety of monsters.  The old courtroom had a jury of eight cyclopskin, a flying eye prosecutor, and a half-blind beholder as judge.  A well placed sonic blast spell by […]


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