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commandersasha
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PostSubject: Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques.   Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques. I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 19 2014, 09:38

Hi all, as you may know, I love proxy armies, especially as I am somewhat dissatisfied with GW at the moment.
I am expecting the imminent arrival of 50-odd sexy Raging Heroes girls for my Counts-As-DE pirate fleet; I have been playing with GW models, but this was always a stop-gap until the girls arrived.

I have my lists more-or-less settled, and most of the forthcoming models assigned roles...apart from the Grotesques. For the past year I have been using SM Terminators as a physical proxy, but when I couldn't find them last game, I used my Vampire Counts Dire Wolves, which are my Ravenor-proxies for my Skaven-counts-as-Tyranids (confused yet?!).
I modeled the wolves on 40mm round bases, built a mound of putty for each one, and re-posed them to be pouncing upwards, to give the right body-shape for a Ravenor, and they look great, plus are a fair Wysiwyg match.

After the game, I realised that for my DE army, Commander Ivana, my Archon, does not want to sail into battle with ugly brutes that don't match her outfit, what she needs is a pack of big hunting dogs, after all all the divas accessorise with a handbag dog now!

TL,DR: I need a set of 4 angry big dogs that are a reasonable size and shape match for Grotesques.
If I HAVE to use GW, I will, albeit grudgingly, but I would love to find an alternative mini manufacturer. I don't mind if all 4 have the same pose, although variation would be nice.

I won't use my Dire Wolves, as they are rotting zombie dogs, and Ivana will NOT put up with the smell. If she has wittle fwuffikins who is a sweetie pie and wouldn't harm a fly as he rips your head off, it will be a purebred!

Thanks in advance for help, suggestions and links!
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PostSubject: Re: Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques.   Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques. I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 19 2014, 09:44

How do these bad boys grab you?

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PostSubject: Re: Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques.   Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques. I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 19 2014, 14:47

+1 to that suggestion.  From the website they're approx. 67mm long so probably about the exact same size and bulk of a grot.  There's a forge world version too but they're not as good looking IMO and more expensive.  Although you could use the ogryn as the aberration, and I'm sure there's a chinese re-caster that'd be way cheaper than retail.

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If you want more Dog-like models GW wargs aren't terrible, but I'd probably prefer the Count's suggestion above.
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PostSubject: Re: Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques.   Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques. I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 19 2014, 14:50

Just a note, apparently the Puppetswar ones don't come with bases so you'll need to have some spare 40mm round bases if you go with that option.

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PostSubject: Re: Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques.   Got Dogs? Need proxy models for Grotesques. I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 19 2014, 21:44

Spare bases is not a problem, I am lucky enough to live near Dark Sphere in London, so whilst most people can only browse on the web, I can go and peer at all the pretty things in their shop!
(BTW, if anyone needs spare square bases, making 3,000pts of Skaven-counts-as-Tyranids means I have more than a few spare WHFB bases...!)

Thanks for the Puppetwars link, I can see quite a few things I like on there for myself and friends!

I am not sure the Barghest fiends will look great rearing, and I am always very keen to achieve Wysiwyg in my proxies; they are too long, and not tall enough as they are.
I curse my old computer for dying on me before I learnt how to link my bookmarks to my Google account: I had folders of many links to small manufacturers from years of browsing, and all of them are lost, like tears in rain!
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