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BigJoeDuke15 Mar 2017 6:17 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)



Big Joe DUke

Rubber Suit Theatre Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 10:54 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.

Parzival16 Mar 2017 5:46 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 6:11 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.


Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

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


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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