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BigJoeDuke15 Mar 2017 5:17 p.m. PST

Hey All,
I have been asked to do a wedding cake topper for some freinds of mine. Pirate themed. The link below is to an awesome job by Dan of the Dead, but he combined 6 different figures into the two seen. That is a little above my skill level, so I am loking for two figures ( 25-8mm and up, probably closer to 54mm ) similar to the two seen in the pic. Any help is greatly appreciated ( medium does not matter, can be some form of metal of resin or plastic)

link

TIA!

Big Joe DUke

Rubber Suit Theatre Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 9:54 p.m. PST

I did a cake topper once (*once*). 54 is really small, because the top layer of the cake is probably 6" across or so. What I refer to as "the usual suspects" for large figures (Schleich, Papo, and Safari Ltd.) do Pirate and Princess (She'll need a hat, but a good starting point) figures that may work as is or with minimal conversion work.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

By the way, since it's going on top of a food product, and there's always the chance that someone will lick the icing off the figures, you might want to be certain there's no possibility for lead or other harmful-if-ingested materials to transfer from the miniature or the paint to the food!

Other than that, you might look at your local dollar store or at Toys R Us for large plastic pirate figures.

Gangrel16 Mar 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

Can I suggest Black Scorpion Miniatures might be useful? Just for a quick look, how about:

link and link

But you may want to look around link and see if anything else is suitable.

Best,
Mike

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

If you DO go the Papo route, I picked this up on closeout at a zoo gift shop:

picture

The photo doesn't lie, it's very nicely done.

Schleich's historical/semi-historical designs have gone downhill in recent years.

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