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Lord Asvaldir
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PostSubject: Alternative Ssylth Models   Thu Dec 07 2017, 04:41

I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't seem to find a recent answer, looking for some alternative ssylth models. The current GW ones aren't bad, but they've been out of stock for awhile, I don't like finecast and I wouldn't mind finding something cheaper so got plenty of reasons for alternatives. Anyone know of some good 3rd party ssylths?
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Thu Dec 07 2017, 10:14

Heya,

Sslyth parts
https://puppetswar.eu/product.php?id_product=601

http://www.avatars-of-war.com/eng/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&prodcode=73&prodname=Medusa+with+paired+weapons&id=118&Itemid=53

http://www.avatars-of-war.com/eng/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&prodcode=76&prodname=Medusa+with+spear&id=118&Itemid=53

http://sirenminiatures.com/store/witness

Those are alternatives, not much cheaper though.
You can still search for third parties with the terms "snakes, snakes man, medusae, etc."
I had some in my personnal list a long time ago but they were too different (or needed to much conversions) to be used as decent sslyths. You should be able to get some snakes men with bow (stock) for around 7-9€.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Thu Dec 07 2017, 14:42

Cheers those look like some good alternatives. Cheaper would have been ideal but not the end of the world, only need 2 ssylths anyway at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Thu Dec 07 2017, 19:40

I started a Sslyth conversion a while ago using a box of Lizardmen Temple Guard. Much bulkier than regular Sslyth, and you would need to turn the legs into a tail and add another set of arms with the Shardcarbine, but I quite like them as a base.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Mon Dec 11 2017, 17:51

That sounds like a pretty cool idea, I imagine the second arms set is difficult to add on though.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Mon Dec 11 2017, 18:30

@Kantalla wrote:
I started a Sslyth conversion a while ago using a box of Lizardmen Temple Guard. Much bulkier than regular Sslyth, and you would need to turn the legs into a tail and add another set of arms with the Shardcarbine, but I quite like them as a base.

Can you share photos please? Didnt see them in your PLOG.
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Tue Dec 12 2017, 01:54

I have only got one in progress model at the moment, as other projects have got ahead of it. Will try to fish out and take some pictures.

I found the spare Shardcarbines and arms from the Scourge kit were able to fit underneath the Temple Guard arms.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Sun Mar 25 2018, 10:49

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Mon Mar 26 2018, 01:02

Those are a really good base for Sslyth conversions. Nice find.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Wed Mar 28 2018, 17:13

Only problems I see (as I did when looking for Sslyth alternatives before just going on buying 4 and trying to use arm positioning to differentiate them) are that the heads are not comparable to that of the Sslyth model, which actually is a great work. Other snakemen heads I don't quite like them enough as to consider as good alternatives.
Although the new Frostgrave plastic snakemen could combine with the AoS DoK Naga to make nice enough base models for Sslyth...

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Sat Apr 21 2018, 05:25

Hi - just stumbled across these and remembered this thread. Three different types of model here that could very easily (and cheaply) substitute for Sslyth.

https://tradersgalaxy.com.au/product/lamiar-gun-slaves/

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Ssylth Models   Mon Apr 23 2018, 19:00

I've been thinking about using the Snakeman Warrior from Reaper miniatures Bones range. (I'm new to the forum so I can't post links apparently, but just search for "snakeman".)

Need to give him some guns, maybe some extra arms. Not sure about the size, but I think it will work!
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