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Blog Craken's Lizards

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Craken, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. brokbrok
    Cold One

    brokbrok New Member

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    Super cool.
     
  2. Craken
    Carnasaur

    Craken Well-Known Member

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    Here's some back shots for you guys as promised

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  3. Ronisman
    Saurus

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    Hello! Sorry to necro this thread (although I think anyone who hasn't seen it will appreciate!), but I really want to try this conversion for myself. I was making a skinks only army specifically because I couldn't get past how weedy the saurus models were.

    I wanted to ask though, if Craken notices this, was there anything that posed a really big challenge when you were converting these? I assume the tail sculpts were the hardest part. Other than that was it really just a straight forward head transplant?

    Thanks for the inspiration nonetheless! I am even going to convert an oldblood/scar vet from the avatars of war savage orc hero model on foot. Maybe in the future I'll get a mounted savage orc hero and convert him into a saurus on a dark elf cold one.
     
  4. Craken
    Carnasaur

    Craken Well-Known Member

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    I just made a new batch of 30 and I'm going to put a step by step guide, when I get to it.

    This is it in a nutshell.

    1) I gut the necks of the savage orcs with a scalpel to match the shape of the saurus head I'm attaching, you can do it without doing this step but I found it made the necks look really long and dorky.

    2) Step 1 usually leaves a gap, cause its hard to get it perfect while eying it, so I simply fill the holes with greenstuff and smooth it out.

    3) Add tails, I did it 2 ways the first time, 1 I added a rod and greenstuffed around it and 2 just rolled greenstuff and stuck it on. The both made about the same result so I think it's just preference.

    4) Paint and your done.

    Its really simple the cutting doesn't even take very long.

    Have fun. Like I said WIP will be posted here soon.
     
  5. Craken
    Carnasaur

    Craken Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah another tip, leave the arms till after, the head and tail are done it makes it hard to work otherwise, also, the unit does take a little planning to fit together right.
     
  6. Scalenex
    Skink Priest

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Awesome Savage Sauri!
     
  7. Craken
    Carnasaur

    Craken Well-Known Member

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    Thanks glad you like them.
     
  8. Craken
    Carnasaur

    Craken Well-Known Member

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    Some of my newest lizards

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  9. n810
    Slann

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    That beefy saurus with the ax looks grest :smug:
     
  10. Rettile
    Ripperdactil

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    wow
    they look like a better version of old saurus warriors, and they are great, even if less lizard-like and more human(errr... orc)-like
     
  11. Qupakoco
    Skink Chief

    Qupakoco Keeper of the Dice Staff Member

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    Yay! More conversions! Very cool looking guys and excellent paint jobs. I like the underbelly of the Skinks. Very defined but natural looking.
     
  12. Craken
    Carnasaur

    Craken Well-Known Member

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    He's very beefy, he's as tall as an ogre bull too!
    Ya I like them this way, even though I loose the reverse joint.
    Thanks!

    Glad you guys like them, I'm paining up my Canadian skinks next ;)
     
  13. Arli
    Skink Priest

    Arli Moderator Staff Member

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    I like that dynamic pose! Those skinks look great too!
     
  14. Craken
    Carnasaur

    Craken Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
  15. Arli
    Skink Priest

    Arli Moderator Staff Member

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    On a side note, I have moved away from just GW models. I picked up some metal reaper minis (on discount) and a box of Malifaux models (to use in Mordheim). Those models are way more dynamic than the GW models.

    They are more fragile as well.
     
  16. T`hinker`er
    Salamander

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    Have you posted photos of these yet Arli? I love these conversions too, and they may end up pushing my plans for a Temple Guard unit in a new, unexpected direction...hmm...

    Craken, any chance we can see a couple of these in a photo side by side with an original 5th edition Saurus?
     
  17. Arli
    Skink Priest

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    I will take some pictures and post them. They are humans for a Warrior Monk Warband. After looking through the malifaux range, there aren't a lot (if any) lizard like models. However, the Hell Dorado range does have some really nice models that would work well for some of our models.
     
  18. Craken
    Carnasaur

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    I would but they are the only Saurus I own, though I have a friend who play lizards if he ever brings them over I will
     
  19. T`hinker`er
    Salamander

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    Thanks guys!
     
  20. Craken
    Carnasaur

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