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nickinsomerset07 Aug 2009 1:38 a.m. PST


my status is now Engaged. We will be doing the deed next year and I am thinking of painting up a couple of figures for the cake. Any helpful suggestions?


Tally Ho!

Griefbringer07 Aug 2009 1:42 a.m. PST

I would not recommend any figures with lead on them.

Phil Walling Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 1:49 a.m. PST

Woooo Hooo… Congratulations Nick!!

Lonkka1Actual07 Aug 2009 1:56 a.m. PST

Three years ago, almost to the date, when I was married I converted a nappy British 54mm viginette from El Viejo Dragon to a more local (Finnish) version.

Here's the original:

Under the resin base I attached a small plate meant for candles. This way nothing unsavory touched the cake.

In the conversion the soldier became a Savo Jaeger (I've done my service in the Savo Brigade) and the colours on gal's hair and dress matched my wife's. The nappy subject was also emphasized by the Russo-Swedish War of 1808's 200th anniversary project that my club did a multi year project on:


I'll see if I can dig up a picture of the conversion and either link it here or put it at our site.

DS6151 Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 2:31 a.m. PST

One helpful suggestion, check and see if you can.
Be sure you're allowed to do this before putting in any effort.

And congratulations!

Black Hat Miniatures07 Aug 2009 2:45 a.m. PST

I did have one person use our Civilised Martian Gentleman on his cake…



Company D Miniatures Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2009 3:11 a.m. PST

Using 'Mr Jingles extreeeeme' probably would'nt go down too well.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 3:13 a.m. PST

There's a rather nice Louis XIV & missus in Redoubt's Three Musketeers range.

Steve Hazuka Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 4:16 a.m. PST

Hasslefree has a Conan looking guy with a hot babe under his arm, perfect for a wedding cake.

Mrs Pumblechook Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 4:18 a.m. PST


Mr Pumblechook and I had this on our cake


there is also this


Tarleton Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 4:20 a.m. PST

I did a mounted WOTR knight and lady for mine. They now reside in a dome on display.

GiloUK07 Aug 2009 4:51 a.m. PST

Foundry do a Queen Victoria and Albert set which could work – Albert even looks as if he's proposing…


streetline Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 5:20 a.m. PST

In fairness – someone did dare me to put a Martian on the cake.



Misfit4 Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 5:55 a.m. PST

I used filo sculpey stuff and made a set of ice climbers for our wedding cake. Time spent was a few evenings sculpting them and then a few painting them. They were about 5 inches tall.
They went over so well I ended up doing another set of mountaineers for a friends wedding and then for my sister I had the real challenge of making a set of dancers doing a lift. I have one more set left to do and that is if my brother ever gets married.

nycjadie Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 6:14 a.m. PST

We had one where the bride is choking the groom. It was a gift from my wife's old boss. It's about 7" tall and is pretty realistic. It didn't make it onto our cake, but I still have it at my desk.

jtkimmel07 Aug 2009 9:16 a.m. PST

A friend of mine was considering a couple of Solido 28mm WW2 armored vehicles for his wedding cake last year. Several models are painted a stark white, presumably winter camouflage, and he figured they would look fine on the white cake. He couldn't get them in time though.

Toaster07 Aug 2009 2:20 p.m. PST

My wife and I had an X-Wing on ours, quite appropriate given that our first date was a game of Battlefleet Gothic.


Lonkka1Actual07 Aug 2009 3:10 p.m. PST

Way too dark photo of the previously mentioned conversion of our wedding cake viginette, but it was the only one that I had readily available.


Goldwyrm Inactive Member07 Aug 2009 6:39 p.m. PST


I had an idea of doing a gladiator and lioness for a wedding cake shaped like an arena with the typical wedding columns around the top, but the lioness shot down the idea.

Personal logo 7th Va Cavalry Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2009 8:26 p.m. PST

How about the the Foundry Guillotine set. I'm thinking Reverisco does the esacaped lunatic figs as well.

Tarleton Inactive Member08 Aug 2009 1:36 a.m. PST

You may find something appropriate ( more likely TOTALLY inappropriate… ) at Excalibur Miniatures in Germany.

A Badger Inactive Member08 Aug 2009 7:19 a.m. PST
Ermintrude Inactive Member08 Aug 2009 2:26 p.m. PST

Great news! My suggestions for the figures are – whatever your other half wants!

rob12763 Inactive Member08 Aug 2009 6:45 p.m. PST

FRANKENSTEIN AND HIS BRIDE FROM FOUNDRY,or presidential policy session from Macho women with guns.Rob

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