Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Hordes: Blindwater Bog Trog Trawlers

So I like the Bog Trog minis... and actually played a game of Hordes for the first time in about 6 years so that gave me a little inspiration to paint something. I actually painted my Shambler unit too but not enough light for me to take photos of them at the moment, plus I haven't even undercoated the bases like I managed to do on the trawlers yet.
First guy is not converted but the second guy is. 

This guy I cut off the handle from his right hand and bent the arm carefully, then I replaced the handle on the gun with brass rod and roughly sculpted a strap onto it.
I took the knife off of a Metal GW Kroot shaper for the right hand. 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

MORE EMBER DEMONS


A couple more Ember Demons, work in progress, needs a bunch of filling on both, these models are pretty good casts, but their fingers are quite awful, the nails and fingers have a gap between most of them, particularly on their right hands.

Guy on the left was bent into a sort of striding post using hot water and a fair amount of brute force, I was also going for a more closed fight on his right hand using the hot water method.
Guy on the right had his head glued on facing forward and then I did some greenstuff work to blend it in a bit, he also has a bit of fire in his right fist and of course some horns from the Bloodletter kit, unfortunately there is only one set of those horns per kit, I had to buy an entire set's worth of heads from a bits shop to get that one pair of horns :( and now I need another pair!



Saturday, 5 December 2015

Trollstool... some kind of monster thing



This creature is something that has been on my desk for ages, been working on it over the last few months (as i've not really had any inspiration it's all my muse could manage).

The original figure is a monster from the Privateer Press out of print game "Monsterpocalypse". the arms are from the GW river troll set
The mouth and shoulders are greenstuff, though I used some lumps of tissue and superglue to save on greenstuff. 
I used a little liquid greenstuff to give the shoulders some texture.

No idea how I will paint this. If anyone has any name or paint scheme suggestions i'd be happy to hear them. I'm thinking maybe "Spore master"...


I also have 4 of these little fellas from hasslefree miniatures, one day I might even assemble them.



Friday, 4 September 2015

Sea Troll king (Throgg Conversion)


So, personally I love the river troll figures.... a lot, possibly a little bit obsessively.

I've never been interested in playing either Orcs and Goblins or Chaos as armies, but I wanted some trolls anyway so I bought a box, then I bought some spare bodies from a bits seller.Then I bought some more and some more bodies from a bits seller.
Then GW released Throgg....

Then I bought 6 second hand trolls, and another box and 2 more bodies from bits sellers...

Now apart from the 2 I assembled and painted for my Bog Trogg Modheim warband, i'd not assembled any of them, so basically for years i've had a bag of un-assembled trolls, this was silly and had to change, so ive now built 12 of them and have started converting a Throgg conversion, who knows perhaps i'll even play an age of sigmar game with them :).

So back to the conversion at hand.
I sawed his front torso in half and the back was cut down through his shoulder fat bulges / muscles, whatever they are, 

Front the front torso I removed the neck, I then chopped the front top half of his torso in half.
I glued the lower half of his torso / abdomen together and then stuck some thinner sprue pieces onto it to raise it a little.
I then glued the back torso parts to the front tosro parts top half of his toro to these leaving around a 6mm gap in the middle of his pecks which I then glued some sprue from the edge of a frame to to fill the bag between the two halves.
I cut and glued some small lengths of sprued inside the two halves of his back just to fill the gaps before I glued then neck on (e.g. before the neck went on he had a spine made of sprue glued to the inside of his back torso).

I glued both halves of his neck / spine together with plasic glue and when it was mostly dry I bent it slightly to give it a bit more width, then using another piece of smaller sprue on the bottom of the front of the neck I glued that to the sprue in the middle of his pecks and the back to another small piece of sprue glued to his sprue spine.

I hope that all makes sense, I should have taken more photos of the process but i was eager to get on with the conversion...

What you can see below now is half way through the 2nd coat of putty, he had some filling work done with small screwed up pieces of foil used to fill holes and then pro-create (grey putty) used roughly fill gaps. Then greenstuff has been used to create the rough shape of figure, the final layer(s) will be applied over this.






Monday, 31 August 2015

Freebooters Fate: Amazons Deck hands



Light was rubbish here in South UK when I took these shots but there we go, Summer is over lol.
2 more Amazons to add to the finished crew.

Now I just have 6 Specialists to paint lol...... O.O


















Freebooters Fate: Amazons, Pehua Finished


Phew well that was a challenge, glad it's over! (yes ok fine one day I need to paint her sheathed sword and loose arrows for her belt :()

Wonderful figure, but sooo much detail, this meant I actually had to paint her properly and not my usual, paint, ink, highlight, this means more time and more patience, both things I have little of at the moment lol.






Sunday, 23 August 2015

Freebooters Fate: Amazons, Pehua (Paint in progress)


Long time no update, i'm trying to get hold of a bunch of parts for some conversions (another set of twisty bloodletter horns for another Ember Demon and some space marine gloved hands for some armoured Gnomes), proving fairly had without just buying sets brand new at the moment :(.

So anyway, decided to paint my Pehua miniature as it's been sitting undercoated for yonks and there is a ToG competition at my local club for Freebooters, though i'm already month behind, I figure it might at least give me a little motivation.

This miniature has proven to be a real pain in the arse and confirmed for me that the Temple guard were flukes and I can't really paint that well lol, particularly her robes.

Some bits of her have already been painted three times before I hit the right colour combination, but those damned robes, I cannot get them to look right :(. 


I've had enough of robes, so it's eyeballs, bow, base and done for me now I don't want to spend any more time on this figure, i'll come back to her for the scabbard / arrows separate part. She's one of my favorite figures from the range but, baring in mind I hate painting anyway, I hate those robes lol.




Sunday, 26 July 2015

EMBER DEMON

This figure is barely converted from a Mantic games "Plague" figure from their game "DEADZONE". I reposed his left arm, blending it in with Greenstuff and liquid greenstuff and added horns basically... if you know where the horns came from please let me know as I just came across them in my bits box (Chaos stuff) and I don't actually know.... it was in with some Slaanesh stuff but that doesn't really mean much in my bits storage system.....

I still hate the material they use for their figures, (though it is getting (very slightly) better), mold line removal is a pig, but this figure was too nice to miss just because of that.




This is what I would like to do with the paint work, wit ha bit more black.... (photoshopped)



Random Aquatic creatures.....

First guy is GW plastic bloodletter with it's head and fin removed, then I have cut up a D&D pre-painted plastic figure (can't remember the name of it, but I have more so will say next time) and glued it's head and spine to the blood letter, at the moment i'm referring to it as a shrimp creature.


Little guy is covered in anther post so I wont go into that, guy on the left is a work in progress of a bigger version... well I guess that is obvious lol.

Parts list is a GW goblin spider, Tyranid larger creature head (sorry don't know what kit), a paperclip and some other tyranid bits (the unfinished bigger arms are from Guants, the sacks (it's head) is from the same kit as the big head used for his body I think) and the armour over it's shoulder and behind it's head are extra armour plate from one of the kits.... basically it's all nid with spider legs....








GORGONS: SALAMANDERS

4 Salamanders converted up, this will be yet another warband lead by a bloodwrack medusa, I have a few snakes and a couple of legged snakemen to going these guys

The base figures are Brood Korolon figures from Void 2.0 / Urban War, pretty expensive miniatures unfortunately otherwise i'd do another 4 of them at least.

The hands are all from Dark elf kits (Shields from the Cold on cav, spears from Warriors) the cloak is from the Dark elf corsairs with the back of the torso carved off and the heads are from skinks, all GW, I wasn't going to keep the fins on (hence why one of the heads doesn't have a fin) bit I tried it and I think they look pretty cool personally, I can say the one without a fin is a female, and therefore doesn't need to show off like the males lol.