Saturday, October 13, 2012

Great Big Ape! Gigantopithecus? At home in Prehistoric Pulp

I am still madly churning ideas for Prehistoric Pulp- in the dim hours & in the back of my mind as I work on other things, and this guy is one of my favorites: the Arkansas/Georgia Swamp Monster from Pontoonier Miniatures.


This is one big ape! That is a 40mm round base he is on. 
The miniature comes on an integrated base, with his forward hand touching the ground. 
That had to go. 
The span would make the base so long that if I wanted a round base it would have needed to be at least 60mm round, which makes it unwieldy in a skirmish game, or to add another 25 or 30mm base under his hand, but I felt that looked a bit odd.  So instead I removed the base, put him as far back on the 40mm base that I could and have the extended fist elevated like he's in the process of hurdling forward. 

He is too big to be a 'great ape' for the ape faction, and more ape-ish than the Yeti faction and for the 'Robustipithicus' faction, so he may end up being used as a 'wandering monster' type, or perhaps (for lack of a better term) a 'Mercenary' that a few factions could influence over.  However it must be I will find a place for this great fellow! 


8 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

He really is great!!!!

Jay said...

Ditto the General!

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Great Figure! I'm going to get one to be a "Missing Link" in Strange Aeons!

Clint said...

I have two other yeti/apes from Pontoonier Miniatures. I like them, fun to paint and with nice features. I look forward to seeing how I no doubt should have painted mine, when I see your version.

Brummie said...

He looks like a proper beastly guy charging into action.

Michael Awdry said...

Going ti have to have one of those!

Laughing Ferret said...

Thanks everyone :)

I do have the other two big primates from Pontoonier too- they'll join the yeti faction with a couple other minis from another company.. more on them later.

M R Lee said...

Nice model indeed! Though if you went the wandering monster route, then many the 60mm base would have been ok? Really make him into a centerpiece for campaigns and what not? Maybe a mini-boss to be thrown into a key fight?

Looking forward to seeing how you paint him up though as always!

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