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Andrew Beasley Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 3:43 p.m. PST

Does anyone know of any small sea monsters – I'm looking to match the Tumbling Dice ships I have link

I'm after something like link (but smaller) or kraken style or even small whales tails that I can mount on a base…

Thanks in advance

Feet up now Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 3:51 p.m. PST

They may be too large but I have used the youngun's escape from atlantis playing pieces once for a club game.


seen them on ebay frequently

Mardaddy Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 4:13 p.m. PST

At that scale, it should be REALLY easy to green stuff something – especially whale tails.

Andrew Beasley Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 4:26 p.m. PST

@Feet up – was in ToysRUs looking at this for a Christmas game and never thought about it for wargaming (duhhhh)

@Mardaddy My green stuff skill rates from very poor to lousy and thats on a great day grin


Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2009 4:57 p.m. PST

Using bigger models should be no problem, they just become bigger monsters. How big IS a kraken, anyways?

jpattern202 Dec 2009 8:23 p.m. PST

A 10mm or 15mm Lizardman, cut off at the waist, would make a good Godzilla-prozy in 1/4800.

Mega Minis does some cute little inch-long squid that would be monstrous in 1/4800: auction

Their Sea Creatures pack also offers some possibilities: auction

You could also use just about any miniature snake as a sea serpent in that scale. There's Mega Minis again, but just about every fantasy mini company out there makes snakes: auction

Finally, for some more exotic sea monsters, Reaper does a pack of Aquatic Familiars: link

They run from about 1 inch to about 2 inches long, as I recall. You can use them as-is, or cut them off at the waterline. Imagine the Angler Fish's head appearing right beside your 1/4800 ship.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member02 Dec 2009 8:55 p.m. PST

Have you looked at artificial fishing lures?

bobblanchett03 Dec 2009 7:32 a.m. PST

what about looking at aquarium shops?

haywire Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2009 7:49 a.m. PST

At Micheals, AC Moore, and some department stoores I found those tubes full of soft plastic animals. One is filled with fish, sharks, crabs, rays, and an octopus. I was thinking of cutting them and placing them on plastic card bases to look like they are coming out of the water.

HerbyF Inactive Member04 Dec 2009 4:00 a.m. PST

I would take a look at the smallest dinosaur toys I could find Many of these sets have some of the period sea creatures that could be cut off to water line. I have seen them as small as 1 inch. look for the ones the make to grow in water, but be careful to not get them wet.

jpattern204 Dec 2009 11:36 a.m. PST

. . . but be careful to not get them wet.
Or feed them after midnight. No, wait, that's something else entirely.

Andrew Beasley Inactive Member18 Dec 2009 10:26 a.m. PST

My squid arrived today link

Big thanks to one and all for the ideas.


jpattern221 Dec 2009 8:31 a.m. PST

Hah! It looks good with the ship. Post another photo when you get it painted, Andrew.

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