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Pyramid-Raiding Corsair by JordanGreywolf Pyramid-Raiding Corsair by JordanGreywolf
Chronoscope #50193, "Thugee Cultist," manufactured by Reaper Miniatures, and painted by me -- posed in a pyramid terrain piece built by Chris Stadler using Hirst Arts Castlemolds castings, that was damaged, but repaired and repainted by me.

This terrain piece was originally made by Chris Stadler for Rhubarb Games, and then inherited by Armadillo Game Shoppe when Rhubarb Games closed. It suffered a bit of rough use from users of the store game tables; although the bottom base has a thick polystyrene base to protect the Hydrocal-casting blocks, the lift-off lid on the top merely sets in place with bare Hydrocal exposed - and thus, that's where there was a lot of breakage as the lid must have been treated more roughly than appropriate.

I used Stonex air-dry clay to fill in gaps on broken blocks, and to replace missing blocks, then applied a layer of cardstock to the bottom of the pyramid lid/top to offer at least a token amount of cushioning against wear and impact. (I couldn't really put on anything thicker, because the piece was built to just sit right on top, without any nesting, so any sufficiently thick piece would be obvious once the pyramid was assembled.)

The separate "sphinx" structure in the foreground is also built using Hirst Arts Castlemolds castings, and painted in a similar "sandstone" scheme. (More on Hirst Arts Castlemolds: [link])

The Reaper miniature shown in these scenes is a two-part miniature, as it comes with two optional left hands (each holding a different weapon -- a scimitar as shown, or a wooden club) that can be glued into place on the figure's wrist. I put it on a round 25mm plastic slotted base, rather than the 30mm rounded-edge base that Chronoscope miniatures typically come with.

Although it's billed as a "Thugee cultist," I plan to use this to represent a Barbary Coast corsair for my currently-running "Pirates of the Spanish Main" RPG campaign (wherein the heroes have finally left the Spanish Main on a high-seas adventure, and will be visiting Egypt during a hunt for the lost Eight Golden Treasures of Moctezuma, some of which were taken - in my fictitious take on history - as plunder by Ottoman corsairs after Cortes brought them back to Spain).
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ardashir Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
It looks amazing.
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Great!
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