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I have finally got some progress on my Platypus team.

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Blitzers on the left, Lino's in the middle, Catchers on the right. Throwers in front ( not completed, ball needs to be added to right arm)

Still need to source some more Plats, Sarcos crocs, and some big guys.

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Will watch with interest as i have the same number ready to be built.

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At the moment Amazon, but intention is to be able to play all races with the addition of more minis. I have two more hockey masks so that makes six. Ie all vamps or chaos Dwarfs. Need a couple more catchers and humans or elves can be played. I'm thinking of using the Sarcos Crocs for my strength 4 warriors. Kangaroos are my Bull centaurs. My biggest regret is not getting more Koalas, I only have 2. >:(

The thing I'm not sure of is the Big Guys. I need 3 + a star. There are not many large Aussie animals.

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Big croc = troll, water buffalo= Minotaur and maybe some sort of horse inspired one to represent a brumby as the ogre...
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JoeKano wrote:Big croc = troll, water buffalo= Minotaur and maybe some sort of horse inspired one to represent a brumby as the ogre...
Cool thinking Joe, that gives me something to consider. I was thinking a Willy treeman an as a eucalyptus tree could work also. ;D

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Bunyip?
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I've spent a lot of time thinking about Aussie themed big guys, and while we have some pretty cool legends (like the bunyip and yowie) none of them really seem to have a firmly established appearance.

If I made a bunyip figure, it'd end up looking like a generic monster to most people, no one would look at it and automatically think "that's a bunyip!"

And a Yowie is basically Bigfoot, also not that recognisable as something specifically Australian.

If anyone did have a suggestion for an Aussie Big Guy I'd love to hear it!
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How about a Great White? For some reason I associate those with Australia. Here's a big guy sized one (reaper do loads). And Impact do a pair of ST3 sized players for their Necronomicon team.

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You could turn the big scary malifaux bear into a bloodthirsty drop bear pretty easily too.
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A diprotodon, a carniverous kangaroo or a marsupial lion. All are extinct megafauna, but would still work.
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A rainbow serpent (wonambi) or a representation of an Aboriginal ancestor (like Tjilbruke or Ngurrunderi). A desert golem. A robot built from Victa lawn mowers, Hills hoists and corrugated iron.
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Virral wrote:I've spent a lot of time thinking about Aussie themed big guys, and while we have some pretty cool legends (like the bunyip and yowie) none of them really seem to have a firmly established appearance.

If I made a bunyip figure, it'd end up looking like a generic monster to most people, no one would look at it and automatically think "that's a bunyip!"

And a Yowie is basically Bigfoot, also not that recognisable as something specifically Australian.

If anyone did have a suggestion for an Aussie Big Guy I'd love to hear it!
Bunyip was my first choice but as you said, if you do a little research there are so many differing descriptions of what they look like. If I use the Murray Bridge bunyip as a guide it will look pretty much like a Troll
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SinisterDexter wrote:A rainbow serpent (wonambi) or a representation of an Aboriginal ancestor (like Tjilbruke or Ngurrunderi). A desert golem. A robot built from Victa lawn mowers, Hills hoists and corrugated iron.
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*you're

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We (Australians) are generally fairly ignorant of our own natural and indigenous history, but it does have some great stories in it that rival the mythological cycles of other ancient civilisations. Tjilbruke, for example, is an Aboriginal ancestor from the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plain. He was known as a Law-Giver, was associated with the glossy ibis and is supposedly entombed (or actually became) an iron pyrite outcropping at Brukunga (which means "place of hidden fire" in Kaurna). I imagine a giant ibis-man with flaming wings!

Likewise, Ngurrunderi chased the giant cod Ponde down the Murray and created most of the lower river and Coorong. He was a giant man with many hunting spears who eventually went to live amongst the constellations of the night sky.

I'm sure there are other, similar figures that could be used. I know there are actual rock paintings of powerful ancient beings in Northern Territory sites.

Unfortunately we do have to be careful of representations of Indigenous ancestors as they can be culturally sensitive (please, this is not supposed to start a conversation as to why, it is simply an observation of fact).

But our natural history is great too. The massive wombat-like diprotodon would make a great big guy - bigger than a rhino with a distinctive nose shape. The short-snouted carnivorous kangaroo was also a lot bigger than modern roos, and there was a herbivorous version that was even larger. The marsupial lion was a bit smaller, but was still about the same size as a small tiger and could be turned into a miniature I reckon.

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+1 great white, diprotodon maybe for deathroller :)
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I did consider Rainbow Serpent and other dreamtime icons, but yeah I didn't feel it could really be handled in a culturally sensitive manner given what we would all use them for.

For things like the Diprotodon etc, when you get right down to it they are just big wombats/kangaroos. Not to say they couldn't make excellent big guys, but it felt a lot like rehashing something that's already been done. I was going to do a big version of an existing animal, I'd probably do a big hulking drop bear I reckon.

A mechanical monster made out of victas and hills hoists sounds fun though as a potential death roller. Even just a massive ride on Victa perhaps ;)
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I've got it: Dame Edna Everidge.
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:)

You've seen mine right?

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It's a bit further along than that now (up to undercoat) but I'm having trouble locating it. Must have put it away in a figure case somewhere.
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Virral wrote:For things like the Diprotodon etc, when you get right down to it they are just big wombats/kangaroos.
I reckon there's a distinctive facial shape for both of them that do differentiate them, but that's ultimately your call.
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What about a Giant Yabbie?

Otherwise I'd go comical and go for the ever-elusive Drop Bear.
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