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Help! Minis for Holidays?

 
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vickeya
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Help! Minis for Holidays? Reply with quote

Hello!

I'm the assistant editor for Savage Insider. I'm writing an article on using minis and related accessories that are relative to fall and winter holidays in games. The holidays can be real or imagined and still celebrated or not.

I've got some ideas about things like Christmas trees and pumpkins, but I'm hoping some folks here can point me to minis they use for iconic figures like Santa Claus, the Grim Reaper, Jack Frost, etc. Of if you use figures to represent gods, goddess, and others from a variety of pantheons where they would play into scenarios about harvest/Thanksgiving, Halloween/Samhain, Yule/other winter holidays.

As this will be part of an article, I'd love to be able to attribute leads, tips, and ideas to whomever provides them. Comments on your favorite source(s) for skeletons and other easier-to-find minis that would fit the theme are also welcome.

I need to wrap up the article by September 15, so while folks might add to this thread after that, I'll only be able to use information for this article that I get in time to write it. You can also send messages with the subject "Savage Insider: Holiday Minis Article) to me at vabeaver@vabeaver.com.

Thanks for your help!

Vickey
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Citrine
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reaper miniatures makes several holiday related miniatures:

Yule: http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/%20Christmas

Halloween: http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/halloween
St. Patricks Day: http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/owl/latest/03579

Easter: http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/easter/latest/01432

They also have gobs of undead, including these reapers http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/reaper%20scythe
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coppelstone Castings has Evil Snowmen
http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=CC

I thought there was a Santa as well, but I does not seem to be there now.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add onto Citrine's list, there are also some snowmen:

* 03296: Monstrous Snowmen (3)



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There are plenty of goblins, ghouls, ghosts and such, but I figured one keyword I could search on for a very Halloween look would be "pumpkin." (There's some overlap with Citrine's list here -- sorry!)

* 03377: Rotpatch, Pumpkin Golem



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* 03356: Pumpkin Horrors



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* 02992: Jack o' Lantern & Pumpkins



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* 02870: Familiar Pack VI (Halloween Familiars)



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* 02869: Elise the Witch



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* 01416: Sophie in Cat Costume



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For Thanksgiving:

* 03536: Thanksgiving Mouslings



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* 02861: Abram Duskwalker (a pilgrim? Very Happy -- okay, it's a stretch)



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* 50113: Native American Chieftain



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I tried looking for a turkey, but here's the best I was able to find. (Maybe get some putty and stick a "pilgrim hat" on this guy, and give him some pants, and he could make a Thanksgiving-themed fantasy figure?)

* 03526: Dorly Luckrock, Halfling Scout


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LEGO has some holiday themed guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

Thanks, everyone!

You'll see the article Holidays of Miniature Proportion in the October issue of Savage Insider releasing in the next week or so.

Have a great day!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:52 am    Post subject: Issue with Article Released Reply with quote

In case you didn't see it over at the licensee forum, Savage Insider: Holidays and Havoc is out. The article, Holidays of Miniature Proportion, and my letter from the editor mention the great group of people that came to my aid.

The issue is available for free as usual and, for the first time, for a donation so we can establish an art budget for those times we don't get an artist to trade an illustration for an ad. The content is EXACTLY the same.

Thanks again to all of the wonderful help and the time you gave to give me the resources to put together our first mini article in a long time.

Have a terrific day!

Vickey
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