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protoceratops saurus troops?

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Tuxedokman, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Tuxedokman
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    [​IMG] Just sitting around working on my kits and i think to myself...can i do protoceratops style troops? They were always a very interesting dinosaur to me (its the beak), could i make a division of saurus warrors styled as protoceratops? Has this been experimented with at all yet? If so can i get a link to it?
     
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    I've not seen anything based on that dinosaur, interesting concept if you pull it off.
     
  3. tom ndege
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    Maybe you could use those skull helmets people use for blood bowl conversions as a base for your conversion... I once bought a set of five but can't remember where I got it... maybe I can tell you later, when I'm back home...
     
  4. Tuxedokman
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    Call me crazy but im thinking of sculpting my own in z-brush and having it printed from shapeways and starting with that. So i would have full control over the base of the design, then fill it with warhammer fluff. Anyone in this forum have experience with 3d modeling and printing their mods and conversions?
     
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    You're crazy! I'm a very positive way... respect and good luck from my side!

    And yes, here are indeed some guys with experience in similar projects...
    @woogity might be the most famous with his custom kroxigors... sadly he seems to be a bit busy and hasn't been seen for longer (by me... don't know if others have seen him recently...)
     
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    Cool, ill lurk on his posts and check out his work flow on that! Thanks! Conversions are arguably my favorite aspect of GW kits
     
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    I think the skulls worn by the classic out-of-print Temple Guard models looked a lot like protoceratops.

    I don't have a picture of those specific models, but the dino-skulls I am talking about have been used for this carnosaur conversion:

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    Thats one way to go about it!
     
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    I believe those are from the old 5th edition skink chief/shaman...
    I got on in my blog somewhere...
    [​IMG]
    Here another but this one is not mine. [​IMG]
    oh and a nice one from @XlanaxLot [​IMG]
     
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    Yup those are the ones, great examples!
     
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    Hey, what is GW (employees and company) reaction to conversions and total custom jobs in their stores? Like me 3d printing a protoceratop saurus troop and bringing them into fight? I remeber playing mordheim with a rather large weekly group, and anybody who brought in conversions and other proxy models would get hassled ALOT by staff. But we ignored them and kept playing. is that still a thing?
     
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    They won´t be happy if you bring conversions with other company´s models bits, but I´m not so sure if they´ll be ok with self-designed 3d printed parts. They should though, after all it´s a 'kind' of green stuff
     
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    Just tell them it's a green stuff conversion,
    using genuine GW Green Stuff tm. :pompus:
     
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    Hey, quick question unrelated to protoceratops. Whats the best method to separate super glued pieces from wach other? Like disassembling older plastic models for bits with out destroying them. I have my methods but want to get more ideas on how other people do it.
     
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    Put them in the freezer first, then gently pry apart the joints with an old hobby knife (don't stab yourself).
    alternately you can try giving them a bath in "Simple Green" overnight, mind you this is also a method for removing paint.
    It will loosen the bond with all the pain as well as the glue to some extent. You will need an old toothbrush or a scrub brush to get all the paint off.
     
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    I usally use this stuff called SUPER SOLVENT GLUE REMOVER in the strategic spot of trouble. Once the top layer is adressed i usually coat my blade in the stuff and start working it in the cracks. But ill try the freezer method.
     
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    Probably similar stuff, Simple Green is just one of those super stain removers.
     

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