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    • Silver Wolf wrote:

      Some early work on O&G giant:



      Any suggestions what to do next?
      I'm not sure should I try sculpting a beer belly or just leave it like this and have a somewhat fit giant for a change.
      Can't see the photo, there's a Photobucket 3rd party error where the image would be.....
      There are many magic rings in the world Bilbo Baggins, and none of them should be used lightly!
    • Silver Wolf wrote:

      And some Greenskins for a change.
      Night goblin big Boss from the good old Battle for Skull Pass starter set:

      A super simple miniature with a lot of character.
      You just gotta love those pet squigs!
      I would not have envisioned pink squigs! What a great color for them. This motivates me to get a unit and do a pink color scheme. I think it works way better than the default red color you see a lot.
      There are many magic rings in the world Bilbo Baggins, and none of them should be used lightly!
    • Silver Wolf wrote:

      Some early work on O&G giant:



      Any suggestions what to do next?
      I'm not sure should I try sculpting a beer belly or just leave it like this and have a somewhat fit giant for a change.
      Wow, that's a hard call to make. He looks pretty cool as a fit giant to be honest. Personally I usually go for the belly/gut thing but this guy looks pretty awesome as he is. I also love the angle you've got the arm holding the victim. He's about to get chucked about a mile across the countryside!.... byyyyyeeeee!!!!!
      There are many magic rings in the world Bilbo Baggins, and none of them should be used lightly!
    • Silver Wolf wrote:

      I've been considering assembling a modestly-sized dwarven force on a budget and I came across EM4 miniatures.

      EM4 offers you 50 dwarf models for 7£. That's a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
      My idea was to buy a unit of 20 GW Hammerers (which are very nice looking, but mind-blowingly expensive) and use the leftover Longbeard bits on some of the EM4 dwarves to make full use of that set.

      So here's are some concepts I had in mind:


      EM4 Dwarf Hammerer conversion


      First of all, if you used your GW kit to assemble Longbeards, you will still have enough bits to convert some nice-looking Hammerers. In order to achieve the same look as shown above, you'll have to make some press moulds for steel boot tips and pauldrons (or order some additional pauldrons of your choice).
      The model on the left side is a good option if you're building a low budget army. In order to assemble that guy, you'd only need some greenstuff, a pair of pauldrons and hammer heads.


      EM4 Dwarf Longbeard conversion
      Don't mind the axe, I was too lazy to find a picture with a matching angle.



      If you went for Hammerers instead, you'll still have enough bits to squeeze out 20+ Longbeards per box (10 with great weapons + 10 with hand weapons and shields + additional command models).
      The first picture shows the low effort variant. You only need to replace the weapon and add some shoulderpads to achieve this look.
      The middle picture shows what you can achieve with some additional effort, such as adding steel tips on the boots and replacing the heads (may require greenstuff to fill in the gaps).
      The last picture shows the rear of the model. The tabard leaves some space for you to display your army colour scheme.
      Now, you can either give these guys shields if you wish, or you can use the rest of the bits (this time preferably on EM4 dwarf spearmen models) and convert them into Longbeards with hand weapons and shields. I also suggest extending their beards and using GW Dwarf warrior masks for the maximum effect. Ordering some additional Longbeard heads is also a good option.

      I also believe that the same thing can be done with Ironbreakers/Irondrakes set.


      I hope someone will find this post useful.

      Cheers!
      Very curious about this, which pauldrons are this? And do the heads come separately (the Em4) so it's just stick and glue
    • Baranovich wrote:

      I would not have envisioned pink squigs! What a great color for them. This motivates me to get a unit and do a pink color scheme. I think it works way better than the default red color you see a lot.

      I kind of see them more red as they mature and their hide thickens, I guess. :D
      But for normal sized Squigs, I envision them being pink since they live in dark caves and thus don't develop too much coloration, sort of like olm/proteus (Proteus anguinus).


      alltaken wrote:

      Very curious about this, which pauldrons are this? And do the heads come separately (the Em4) so it's just stick and glue

      I just took those from the GW site. They're supposed to be Hammerer pauldrons.
      EM4 are just one piece, mono-pose miniatures, unfortunately.
      So this full conversion may require quite some work and maybe even some greenstuff.
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    • That Nurgle Giant is a very well executed conversion. A great use of bits. If I didn't recognize them I'd say you could buy that model from a store! A big thumbs up!

      O&G Giant looks promising. I'd pass the beer gut because he's looking quite fit already and then he would stand out from the other guys. Not every giant needs to have a big belly.

      I'm very inspired by what you did to those Technolog orcs and I'm planning to buy some for my own projects. After reading your blog and seeing the very low price on them I'd guess those orcs are soft and not hard plastic? Do you know if they are made out of polystyrene or polyethylene? Do they bend? How hard was it to remove mould lines and cut them?
    • finet wrote:

      I'm very inspired by what you did to those Technolog orcs and I'm planning to buy some for my own projects. After reading your blog and seeing the very low price on them I'd guess those orcs are soft and not hard plastic? Do you know if they are made out of polystyrene or polyethylene? Do they bend? How hard was it to remove mould lines and cut them?

      It's soft plastic, but not too soft, only certain parts like the swords are a bit bendy, but only when you push them. I find them very suitable for gaming needs.
      I don't know much about the materials, but I think they're made of something close to polypropylene, since plastic glue doesn't seem to affect them at all and super glue doesn't damage them too much.
      As far as the mould lines go, they're kind of easy to remove, but you'll need a very sharp knife and well defined moves to ensure that you apply enough force to remove the lines and don't dig in too deep in the material during the process. The rubbery nature of the material is a bit of problem here, but not a deal breaker, at least for me.
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    • Long time no seen people.
      Real life kicked in, and it went straight for my ba**s. Repeatedly, if I may add.

      I mostly neglected the hobby during these few months and switched to drinking and playing D&D with my friends, but recently I started fiddling with my old Chaos warshrine:



      I've started this project a looong time ago, back when I first decided to play chaos, so it wasn't completely Nurglified at first.
      I've just added some extra details in order to make it more rickety and gross.
      The crew member will probably be replaced with the Glottkin's sorcerer Ethrac in the near future.
      Also, the base is just a placeholder until I manage to lay my hands on a proper one.

      I also managed to create a few Chosen warriors from Chaos Warrior and Blightking bits. I've been waiting a long time to paint those buggers.

      I also have some pretty cool Nurgle knights, but they've been waiting in line for greenstuffing for more than a year now.

      So much to do, so little time.
      Check out my wargaming blog - The Forge of War