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PostSubject: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Tue 20 Sep 2011 - 21:01

a few days after asking about bandits, now I'm pursuing another idea... an Arabian-themed warband. Mostly sparked off because I really like this miniature:



I worked out how to make henchmen that vaguely match the above model - I'm going to convert a bunch of plastic high elves. But I can't find many/any Arabian type models that would make good heroes. Assuming I'm already familiar with everything that Reaper has done, do you guys know of any other good models that might represent the sons of the desert?
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 0:24

The Saracens by Helldorado:
http://www.miniaturicum.de/index.php?infoBox=1&cPath=1486_1487
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 1:08

Oooh. Nice. I've heard that Helldorado models are a bit on the large side for 30mm scale, but I want my heroes to be big and imposing, so that's actually a plus.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 8:36

SerialMoM used some of the Helldorado and Reaper Minis for an Araby/Khemrian Warband. There is a groupshot somewhere on page two where you can see that they fit rather nicely:
http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/t4922p25-arabian-tomb-robbers-all-finished
So you are right, they might be slightly taller, but hey, your Reaper Mini is a lady, she should be a bit smaller!
If you want more smaller minis, for more henchmen maybe, I think GWs LotR-line has some nice minis also.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 9:40

Hey there. She's a nice mini, never seen her before.
I like the look of the Artizan Moors. Though they may be a bit smaller others.
I'm also working ( slowly ) on an Araby warband using the merchants caravan list from BTB, have a peek at the link in my sig. HE archer legs with marauder torsos rock.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 10:01

This Ogre Maneater of Araby has just been re-released.



You might have more trouble with these but Al Muktar's Desert Dogs are perfect.



There's a guy called Lew_b81 on Warseer whose done some nice GreenStuff conversions:

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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Thu 22 Sep 2011 - 0:24

The LotR range from GW has some very nice looking araby-style miniatures. My personal favourite is the hasharin, thoughthere are several other that could work. I would also consider using the plastic haradrim warriors as henchmen rather than converted high elves.

Hasharin
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat460030a&prodId=prod1090085

Haradrim warriors
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat460031a&prodId=prod1090137
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Thu 22 Sep 2011 - 0:41

HarryMason wrote:
The LotR range from GW has some very nice looking araby-style miniatures. My personal favourite is the hasharin, thoughthere are several other that could work. I would also consider using the plastic haradrim warriors as henchmen rather than converted high elves.


I looked at the LotR guys... to be frank, I think it would be more work getting them to not look weirdly tiny next to heroic-scale models than it would be to convert high elves. Also, the high-elves already have the combination of robes and shin-length armour that sort of matches the Reaper cleric I posted above. To convert them, I intend to file down the tops of their helmets (for spearmen) or the sides of their heads (for archers) and then model on turbans and suitably fluttery bits. Maybe change their sleeves a little as well.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Sat 22 Oct 2011 - 14:49

Hell Dorado's Sarrasins Are Ideal
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Sat 22 Oct 2011 - 17:20

the tomb kings have great scimitars... thats my contribution
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Sun 30 Oct 2011 - 4:12

Just to throw one other manufacturer into the mix, Gripping Beast does a bunch of historical minis and some might fit the bill. Problem is, I don't own any so I'm not sure how they'll fit, scale-wise.

The ranges that looked most useful to me were:
Moors from the El Cid range
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Dismounted Timurid Cavalry
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Mon 28 Nov 2011 - 19:01

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@Zartes... got any pics of your Araby fellas?
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Tue 29 Nov 2011 - 1:55

smokezombie wrote:
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@Zartes... got any pics of your Araby fellas?

sadly in the end I decided the exercise was cost-prohibitive.

Besides, I already have five other warbands...
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 30 Nov 2011 - 1:47

Zartes wrote:
Besides, I already have five other warbands...
That's not nearly enough! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 21 Dec 2011 - 8:31

A few more that could suit the setting, for anyone interested in the theme:




Mahdist Ansar, Perry Miniatures


Urji, Arab Pirate, Reaper Miniatures


Almah, Merchant Princess, Reaper Miniatures

For some alternative, more Fantasy-like models, you can still get these OOP miniatures from eBay and other online shops:


Wolfen Prowler, Rackham Miniatures








Khaliman Republic, Alkemy

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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Thu 29 Dec 2011 - 14:41

I have a ton of Classic (original "punch out the slotta with screwdriver") Arabian-style minis I will be putting up on eBay soon. Classic stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 4 Jan 2012 - 16:58

That sounds interesting.. I want a sneek peek... self imposed ebay ban is still in progress Sad
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Wed 4 Jan 2012 - 23:31

As promised, I put some up; I will put up more later. Check the following links. I have three up, currently.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180789674215?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1215
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Thu 5 Jan 2012 - 7:28

I just happen to stumble upon these, completly by accident Very Happy

http://freeboardgamesnow.com/fantasyarabian.aspx

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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Thu 5 Jan 2012 - 15:19

Very interesting stuff, Ordo Septenarius.

Captain Bernhardt, thanks for the Mega Minis link. And don't let the basic paint job they did on the models put you off. Mega Minis are generally very good miniatures and quite cheap too.

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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Fri 6 Jan 2012 - 10:52

Some more Reaper minis:


Aziz Al-Jawar


Arik Tallazar, Mercenaries Hero


Hassan, Genie


Sallah, Arabian Hero


Shadow Assassin


Rasia, Bladedancer


Mi-Sher, Dervish Warrior


Jasmine Silverveil


Naseer, Genie of Hakir


Kaballah the Colossus


Jalahandra Warrior


Jalahandra Warrior



Aroudj Firebeard


Nabin, Desert Ranger


Sorceress on Flying Carpet


Dancing Girls

and box:





Umbra_Turris

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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Sun 8 Jan 2012 - 15:59

Wow, I didn't know Reaper had so many of those! Thanks for sharing!

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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 20:55

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1490651&prodId=prod1140077

It would take some serious modelling skill, but Tallarn desert raiders.
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Fri 16 Mar 2012 - 22:49

Damn. Next campaign I want to do Arabians! I'm doing a Chaos Dwarf list now that is Arabian themed but it would be sweet to do one. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: looking for Arabian style miniatures   Sat 17 Mar 2012 - 4:28

CP minis http://www.cpmodelsminiatures.co.uk/ have some nice arabian dwarfs. Not sure if thats what u want, but there sweet models
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