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Random modelling thoughts

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Aginor, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Aginor
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    This is a thread in which I'll post some random ideas about modelling, and I encourage everyone to post their own and discuss. Just some brainstorming.

    My idea today: Converting a Slann into Sy Snootles (singer from Star Wars). Wouldn't that be awesome?
     
  2. Crowsfoot
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    Cool idea, atm I'm working on a custom skink chief that will hopefully tie my Aelf and Skinks into a colour scheme, I'm hoping to paint all the skink shields as tiger skins with the chief having a tiger skin cloak.
     
  3. Aginor
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    Originally I wanted to give my Carnosaur a tiger-like paint scheme. But it turned out I am not very good at painting yet so I didn't do it.
    I need more practice.
     
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    Your in the right place then, some fantastic painters on this forum and you will learn alot.

    I've just started airbrushing and that is a scary process but fast results.
     
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    Currently working on my hurricanum, will change the horses for cold ones, use the goggles head to make Waluigi, and a dwarf to make a Wario, (can't have too many battlemages) but will probably put a Mario on the hurricanum, unless I can find a suitable model to convert to Rosalina or something. Trying to come up with a charging chuck for a bloodbowl model.
    Gotta keep the theme!
     
  6. Aginor
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    That's .... uhh... wow. I don't even know what to call it, but it sounds like fun! :D
     
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    Don't worry, the horses will be put to good use on my Bugman's mobile Brewery, a steamtank conversion for a friend.
     
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    ...hmm lets see I got my stone thunder tusk EOG, Maw crusher into solar beam, lots of primal temple guards to work on, a primal Eternity warden, Skink chief or priest with a bow conversion of some sort and kicking around some ideas for AOS28
     
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    You should practice painting on your boring rank and file models,
    and try and make each one just a little better than the last.
     
  10. tom ndege
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    I have my skunks heroes I'm going to make and redo some. Converting some plastic dinosaurs/lizards into razordons and a salamander... there still is my raptor I'm trying to make into a carnosaur... and I need to get another star priest to convert... Will try to give him a rastaman look... fitting Lord Boab's style... not sure if I'll make dreadlocks... I heard about frogs with curly hair but not of other lizards...;)
     
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    Random modelling thought of the day:

    In my upcoming Death army (will start in one or two months together with a friend who builds the other part) I want to go Deathrattle. But I noticed there are not many ranged units. I like archers though so I wondered: Could I build Skeleton Archers from just regular Skeletons with DIY bows? Which materials could I use? Any ideas? Or are they really not worth it?
     
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    Hmmmm I don't know.
    Are those plastic? I kinda dislike resin.
    Also I am a bit worried whether they will be mixable with GW ones without looking weird.
     
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    Deathrattle don't need ranged, they just consume you with hordes of skellys that hit hard when buffed!
     
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    Slightly smaller than GW but easily playable especially if your playing with friends.

    http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-s...oduct/undead-skeleton-archers-10-figures.html
     
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    It's a resin/plastic hybrid. I haven't had a chance to mess with it my self,
    but seeing as they successfully kick stared three times with hundreds of models, I suspect it's good. ;)
     
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    Finding old skinks, or elf/wood wlf should give you the parts you need for conversion. Just paint the hand to look like a leather glove. Even Dwarves have crossbows that could easily be converted. Just need to find the bits. But would be dead simple.
     
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    Charlie will be coming back in stock, she is just working on getting some kickstarter stuff cast and then Charlie will be back!

    Edit: Couple of weeks she has said.
     
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