Articles Tagged with “conversion”

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  • Well, I suppose I can officially refer to Gabe of Thorns Studios as not only a painting company, but as a miniatures company as well now. I just completed the first casting, painting, and sale of my flagship model: the Great Green Idol, for Ninth Age. Here are the pictures, and I'll include the link to where I'm currently selling them on my ebay store, which is just a stop-gap until I get my website to where I'd like it to be (probably by the end of the week).

    This 12 part kit is made of high-quality resin and includes a 100x100mm detailed base (you could seriously just drybrush it and it would look good). Enjoy!


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  • I've had a picture in my mind of what an Orc Warlord on a Wyvern should look like for a really long time. This hulking brute up in the saddle bellowing at his army while the wyvern is skulking menacingly before taking flight is pretty much what I've always wanted, but it's been hard to find anything that really matches that.

    I've probably bought the GW Zombie Dragon kit 4 times now. I just love the kit. This thing was made from a few pieces of Zombie Dragon, the head from a Troglodon, some various bits I had lying around, and a whooooooooooooole lot of sculpting. I can't emphasize that enough. The Orc himself is, and this almost feels dirty to say, an Age of Sigmar Orruk (spelling?) Warchanter that just happened to be perfect for the role.

    Gameplay-wise he's a beast. T5, 4 wounds, flying killing machine with lots of attacks, 4+ Regen, 2+ vs flaming, etc... [Read More]
  • Another Duke for my KoE forces.
    Wanted to do something very different, very much less colourful than my other knights. To my surprise he ended up almost (but not quite) monochrome.
    Quite pleased with him.
    Original lance was badly made of very soft metal and broke in assembly, it was also very short: barely reached beyond the horse's head.
    I replaced it with a wire spear which looks much better and is much more sturdy.
    Arms are those of the swedish Special Forces.





    He's also the husband to my Damsel, which is why she wears his' heraldry on her cape. [Read More]
  • In the first "Model Monday" video I give you, the audience, an in depth look at my current army. Some of the work is done, but a lot of work is still needed to bring this band of misfits to tournament quality. I share my hopes and goals for some conversions as a way to keep myself accountable and share some unique conversions that can hopefully inspire the community in their own hobby efforts. I am really looking forward to this segment - Model Mondays!
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  • I've been working on the Dwarfs for a little while now that the insanity from the US Masters has died down. I'm finally able to throw myself into 9th Age full-force, which is a relief because I was really getting tired of having to switch back to 8th Edition rules for tournament games.

    Here is a little bit of what I've been working on. One thing I'd like to point out is that Scibor makes some excellent Dwarf models. Although I really like some of the things GW did with Dwarfs in their last release, I absolutely abhor other things they did with them (Gyrocopters and the Engineer with the smokestack coming out of his backpack come to mind). Luckily, there's no limit on what models one can use in 9th, so use what you like.

    I've never done an entire army with Objective Source Lighting (OSL), unless you count my High Elves which have more of an internal glow than anything, so I decided to go with a distinct subterranean look for my Dwarfs and have them being illuminated mostly by flaming braziers in the banners in each unit. This is largely accomplished by airbrush, and I cannot stress how much I use my airbrush for the overall effect of this army. [Read More]
  • I finally finished a big hobby project that has been on my back-burner for a long time. A dragon!!!!!!

    Those who watched my latest battle reports on my youtube channel might remember how scary (or not) my Forest Princess on Dragon was at the tournament I hosted. But now she (and her pet) are fully battle-ready. Take a look and tell me what you think!
    Thanks for keeping me motivated in this awesome hobby guys!

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  • Happily for me, T9A is putting a concerted effort into showing players that there is a big, wide, beautiful world of non-GW minis out there, many of which are much less of a hit on the pocket book. But for things that have no direct correlation, or for which the GW model isn't necessarily the greatest, there is conversion.

    When I start a conversion project, it usually begins with some vague concept of the feel I'm trying to achieve. Am I building a Battle Shrine of Wrath? Definitely want big drums, probably some scary war beast pulling it, and maybe some flames... Plague? Well, a dilapidated old ship being wheeled around by little Plaguelings would be cool.

    Maybe my best example so far is my Chimera. I absolutely loathe the GW model, and the Mierce model is both too big for a 50mmx100mmm and too expensive to justify (although it's a painfully beautiful model). So I'm left with trying to convert the old boy. I love the GW High Elf griffon that came in the Isle of Blood starter set, and I had an extra Manticore head from the GW model (honestly, I bought it because the Chaos Lord with the chain cloak was just too damn cool to pass up). I also had some old phoenix wings from a commission I did. So a bit of green stuff work and some trial and error led me to build a Chimera who, in my humble opinion, is the best option I've had. Sure, he doesn't have multiple heads, but I think he's pretty enough with just the one.

    I'll be posting some tutorials on how I built these, as well as some videos, as my blog matures. For now though, here are some pictures. The first two are of the WIP for my Plague Battle Shrine. The last few are of my Chimera. [Read More]
  • Hey Everyone,

    This is my submission for the Content Team Hobby Challenge.

    If you aren't familiar with the challenge some members of the Content Team decided to do a Holiday Hobby Challenge where we must create a customized/converted unit. Some people chose to do crazy big units, others single monsters or chariots. We are going to be looking for the community to vote on their favourite unit (this poll will be coming soon and run for like a week).

    So, without further adieu:

    My Submission: (Note: As of 11:55pm still uploading, check back in about 20 min :P)
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