Unable to stomach the prices for the beautiful Otherworld Miniatures bugbears I decided to gather a bunch of D&D prepaints and see if I could salvage them into something a bit nicer. They've been equipped with new weapons and shields, removed from their bases and re-based.
Another late addition.
While the prepaints start off rather...underwhelming. With a little paint, a nice base, and some minor adjustment to weapons and equipment, they can become very reasonable as seen below:
A couple of people had asked me about the men-at-arms I posted in my first post. They are Gripping Beast Hirdmen mixed with a box of Fireforge Crusader knights on foot. Luckily the FF/GB stuff is literally plug-n-play. Identical scale, shape, arm mounts etc. In the future I may grab some GB Arab archers, some FF mongols, some more crusaders etc. I suspect combing a half dozen boxes you could creat some really genuinely cool stuff.
I really like the end result of combing the crusader and viking bits. The figures end up being quite historical looking with minor differences. These kind of mash-ups would work well in a near-historical setting like Game of Thrones etc.