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The Magravite in the Age of Madness

Planning an army for Warfare in the Age of Madness, using some of the Colony-15 figures.

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Cacique Caribe27 Jul 2011 11:09 a.m. PST

What if you wanted to make the bleached skeleton of some Alien of giant proportions?



Or perhaps something bigger, like these?







Do you think that, if cut and painted right, Cholla Wood (available at most craft stores) could work for something similar, but really alien-looking (less like a whale or Dino)?






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Jeff W27 Jul 2011 12:02 p.m. PST

Cool looking stuff, but I think it might be hard to to make it look like a convincing skeletal structure without requiring some explanation when you bring it out.

It strikes me as being really useful if you were modelling something horrifying (and living): madness trees with faces in the pores. Maybe a twisted embryonic sac of some kind, painted with glossy pinks and reds, with shiny white eggs nestled into their warm cavities.

28mmMan27 Jul 2011 12:25 p.m. PST

Dan Cholla cactus skeletons would make for fine starters for what you seek IMO.

With the right tools for shaping the base fibrous material you could establish the central form you seek…cutting the raw outer surface just enough to define the spinal segments…then apply other wood for ribs…could be fun.

Might get pricy though. They are not cheap.

I would consider paper/glue mache first. Cheap, easy to use, and light.

Just a thought.

AVAMANGO27 Jul 2011 10:03 p.m. PST

I'm not too sure about these being used as bleached bones from a giant alien creature's skeleton, but they could make for some dieing giant trees if you were to add some sparse foliage from a planet that has had a massive natural disaster, or even live trees on a dead world with large amounts of poisonous gasses in the lower atmosphere.

War Monkey28 Jul 2011 12:24 p.m. PST

Upright as trees with a nice root system YES, bones I dont know? Maybe?

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