Scale is a relative thing. I would really like to know how tall, in millimeters, the Cyclopes figures are. If they are close to the size I need per the 1977 AD&D Monster Manual, gauging a 1/72 scale, 6-foot tall Human as 25mm tall (six feet = 72 inches), I'd buy them for my fantasy armies and D&D games. Hoping to find that information relatively soon. Cheers!
Thank you, margaret! I never saw that on their web site. Uber-fantastic information! Now I need to pull out my 1977 1e AD&D Monster Manual, look up the critter's size, and do some simple mathematics which I also learned back in the 1970's... Cheers!
I did the math calculations after I re-discovered that the Cyclops (Lesser and Greater) are listed in the 1e Deities & Demigods book (page 62, Greek Mythos). They are listed as being 20 and 21 feet tall. Doing the math, for 1/72 scale, the Cyclops figures will need to be 83mm to 88mm tall, to be in proper scale. These figures are roughly 1/2 the size I would prefer.
This also explains why I did not remember Cyclops being more familiar as a monster, in my AD&D memory banks of gaming experiences! I rarely used the Greek mythos. I started playing in 1980, and in 1983, I began developing my own, unique pantheon of gods, which I still use today. Cyclops might have been used as a monster by me, as the DM, back in those early years, but never since. Still, I loved Greek mythology, as a boy, and they have a special place in my heart.
Disappointing. Very disappointing. It does give me hope, however. Now I know how tall my Cyclops figures need to be! I can try searching for Cave Men/Neanderthal figures in the proper size, perhaps... Cheers!
The size is very close. I just need to decide if I really want some for my RPG and 2e BS games? Wow, three models would run me almost $70! Not sure I want to lay that much down for toys I will rarely use. I will continue Googling... Cheers!
My players are setting up some towns in a mountain-encircled valley, with Elves, Centaurs, Dwarves, and Gnomes in it. The mountains which ring the valley, are inhabited by all sorts of Giants. The PC's kicked out a very large tribe of Hobgoblins, who had a tenuous alliance with the Giant races. Someone is organizing the Giants, and working to whip them into an army, to eradicate these pesky Humans from the Valley! What a perfect opportunity to introduce Cyclops into the game world...
I've been toying with different BBEG's who are orchestrating the whole mess of things in the valley. This could be a lot of fun. The Hobgoblins have been building their forces, and equipping them, for several years, with the goal of taking over the entire Valley, and its surrounding mountain mines, for themselves. This will prove to be quite a shock for the players, as they never knew Cyclops existed in my game world. Perfect opportunity to introduce something fresh, and new. H-e-l-l-o, Amazon.com: order incoming! Cheers!
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT