Monday, 13 June 2016

Gorgon cult; Salamanders PiP

Paint in progress on 3/4 of the salamanders I converted up a while ago, the other one is slightly further behind as I try to work out how to paint his sea serpent cloak.

I tried a patina effect on the copper of their shields, I think the effect worked quite well but i'm not sure that I like the effect... either that or the really dark green shields... mght repaint jet black or something else, not decided yet.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Gorgon cult; 2nd Naga completed

Finished the second WoW pre-painted plastic re-pose / re-paint.
Nothing really more to say about this than what was said about the first one :).
I'm sure I could spend more time on it, but it was a pre-painted plastic figure and therefore the detail is pretty soft anyway and I hate painting so would rather get back to something else.... or not as my muse takes me.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Skaven - Clan Skryre; Warlock Engineer

Was looking through a bits shop last month and saw the doomwheel driver and thought, hey that would be kind of cool as a wheelchair using Skyre guy....
Some wheel bits from the Lightning cannon I believe.
Small wheel from the Mortar (OOP Warhammer Starter box)
Pack from the warp flamethrower thing (OOP Warhammer Starter box)
And hey presto mostly done.
I re-posed his head slightly to make the miniature less linear (everything was facing the same direction), will require some greenstuff work and of course some arms... but nearly done already.

Messed up the wheel cap on this one a little so will require some more sanding and filling (chopped off too much from the bottom of the cap and then had to graft some back on again) 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Gorgon cult - Upgraded WoW Naga

All done apart from some highlights on his Trident (and the base of course), lighting was a bit rubbish and the model is presently shiner that I would like, even after 2 coats of matt varnish... but i'm pretty happy with him, he has eyeballs and a painted tongue but you can't see that clearly in the photos particularly with the shiny issue...

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Gorgon cult - paint in progress

So the painting doth begin, settled on a green fin / sail scheme for these dudes (After trying and failing orange).
Skales / Skin will be blacker when i'm finished (I hope).

Started on the salamanders in the same scheme, took a scale shot so you can see how big the naga figure is vs the salamander conversion.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Gorgon cult; medium based salamander types.

A couple of horribly painted pre-painted world of Warcraft figures i'm attempting to upgrade for use as medium based warriors for my Gorgon cult.
Left guy's head was repositioned and his trident was built from an Ogre standard pole and a Dark elf standard cross section (From the OOP warriors kit).
Right guy had his left arm cut off an re-posed / sculpted, his head removed and re-posed and the same weapon build.

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


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.