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djd58529 Jun 2008 4:16 a.m. PST

Hi everyone. I'm trying to find good models to represent the characters from Harry Potter. They dont have to be a perfect match, but anything that anyone can think of which is close will do.

So far I have these as my starting points:

Dumbledore
link MC2 Gandalf, with a wand instead of the staff.
McGonagall
link Granny Weatherwax, just file the chin down a little.
Filch
link Towns folk (middle), with a cat added to his base maybe.
Sprout
link Nanny Ogg
Lockheart
picture M294 Gondorian Noble
Bellatrix
link
or
link
Sirius
link Towns folk (right)
or
link LR33 Bill Ferny
James
Lupin
link Dr Hugh, with his head swapped for one with a closer hairstyle and mustache.
Peter
link MC18 Wormtongue
or
link RAT1 The Ratman of Limehouse, but with the tail removed.
Aberforth
link Towns folk (left)


Most of these would suggest a 30-32mm scale rather than 25-28mm, but to be honest I'd settle for anything close.

I know about the Copplestone and the Freebooter (I think thats right) minis which could be used for Harry. I prefer the Copplestone one, however, I didnt list it as I would rather find a few similar children models which could form the basis for a hogwarts uniformed group of children, or alternatively, try to find young models wearing 'normal' clothes rather than wizards robes. So far the only ones I know of are the little Harry and Ron you get with the car from Chamber of Secrets.

I dont mind doing conversions or whatever, so feel free to suggest anything at all which you think could be useful.

Thanks for your help.

The Gray Ghost29 Jun 2008 4:54 a.m. PST

Hermine

link

mweaver29 Jun 2008 7:13 a.m. PST

Some very good choices, there. Kids will be harder…

There are some figures you might be able to work in from Freebooter:

link

Scroll down to "sorcerers". Two younger males, and the Wizard might make a good Dumbledore.

Here are some Hasslefree kids, although two of them may be too young:

link

Lego Warrior29 Jun 2008 2:12 p.m. PST

If I might suggest it's much easier in 15mm – I've done the whole lot, using figures from the Harry Potter Dicers Game, Demonworld Figures and HO railway figures!

I know that doesn't help with your question but I thought you might want to consider it. But not knowing your project or intent my suggestion may be no good at all for which I appologise :)

Btw I even have a castle in the same scale around a metre across and have fought the last battle at hogwarts a couple of times – great fun…

link

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2008 4:29 p.m. PST

Man, that is absolutely fantastic. Are you using Hordes of the Things, or what? Great inspiration for something that I heretofore had no desire to dabble in! Thanks (I guess).

Andrew Walters29 Jun 2008 8:24 p.m. PST

If the figures could be collected reasonably I wouldn't use HotT, though I love it. I'd go for some whacky skirmish thing. Could be awesome. I think I'd play with real children playing the characters.

Andrew

Lego Warrior30 Jun 2008 3:40 a.m. PST

Thanx Paul I use my own generic rules which one day I hope to publish :)

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2008 4:27 a.m. PST

Just don't mention any copyright characters or JK will sue your butt off !

If ever a game deserved the accolade "way cool" then this is it : so – Way Cool !

Norscaman30 Jun 2008 9:40 a.m. PST

Granger: link

I don't think that JK has sued most IP developers. The only person, to my knowledge, that she sued was the Potter "dictionary" guy who created nothing new.

Norscaman30 Jun 2008 12:53 p.m. PST

Luna?
link

Whatisitgood4atwork01 Jul 2008 5:40 p.m. PST

Wow. Great work doc!

djd58502 Jul 2008 4:45 a.m. PST

Thanks Doctor, I had seen your work before then looking this idea up originally. Unfortunatly I simply cannot bring myself to migrate away from the 25-32mm scale. Whether it is because it is the scale I started with or simply because having everything this scale means it is all interchangable, I simply like it more.

Unfortunatly like you said this will make it a bit harder, but I am still going to give it a go (though it will be somewhat ongoing as I will be trying to do my Dr Who and Sin City stuff first).

Thanks too to everyone else who has replied so far. As it stands I may have to try sculping some school children as there really isnt a lot of choice here. However, there are still lots of other characters I would like suggestions for: Dementors, Hagrid, Mr and Mrs Weasley, Voldemort and even some of the animals (whether real or patronuses) just to name a few.

Speaking of the animals:
Fang
link Mastiffs by Vendel Miniatures
They also have a stag and a hind which could be used for patronuses.

Carrion Crow02 Jul 2008 5:29 a.m. PST

For the Dementors, how about this?

link

Don't know how easy it would be to get hold of now though…

djd58509 Jul 2008 1:50 a.m. PST

Thanks for that, it does look very dementor like. I will keep an eye out on ebay. I am actually sculpting my own dementor style model so I will have to take some photos when I get the chance. I still have to do the left hand though (sculpting individual fingers on the right hand was enough to put me off finishing this model for a little while now).

Does anyone know of any good robed models which could be used as the Death Eaters. If necessary I can make the masks and pointy or hooded heads, but if anyone knows of an KKK style models then these could be ok without need to convert.

Norscaman29 Jul 2008 6:53 p.m. PST

Don't know which figure she would be, but to me, she fits the HP series.

link

Maybe a stylized Hermione.

mikeah30 Jul 2008 6:46 p.m. PST

What are you going to use for my favorite character, Luna Lovegood?

djd58504 Aug 2008 4:46 a.m. PST

I think this is the best I have found to be Luna Lovegood so far:

link

I think it is the way the head is at an angle but would obviously need a little conversion.

It is hard to know what to do with the children because I need to pick an age for the main three and then work the others relative to that.

The Game Crafter04 Aug 2008 9:35 p.m. PST

Got to get me one of those love the bat!

mashrewba19 Aug 2008 11:40 a.m. PST

link
This might do for a Dementor.

djd58503 Nov 2008 3:20 p.m. PST

How about this for Professor McGonagall

link

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