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  1. It Came From The Pile

    @Everyone :: Please feel free to share your pix of creations from the Bones Conversion Classes in this thread. I will **start: As a beginning exercise Gene Bobby and Jason had everyone pick a body, add one thing, and pass it to the right. That was repeated three times. These were the result. **Be warned I have moar pix...
  2. Pig Faced Orcs: A Simple Conversion

    I have no idea what caused Gary Gygax, in the first edition Monster Manual, to decide that orcs had pig faces. Perhaps, like the infamous Punkin Headed Bugbear, he didn't INTEND for orcs to resemble the Bacon People, but rather to simply look porcine, and then miscommunicated it to the artist. I dunno. But when I began playing the game, orcs looked like pigs. It didn't last; the British brought us green orcs, other Americans brought us hairy gray orcs, and Ralph Bakshi brought us clips from Zulu Dawn with the Zulus painted black and red eyes and fangs added. But for some of us, our first orcs were pig faced orcs. Some companies make pig faced orcs for us old grognards. Mostly British companies, for some reason. Darksword makes a very fine pig faced orc, based on the splendid artwork of Tony DiTerlizzi... but he's just one orc. Recently, I noted that this one company (British, of course. What is it about those Brits?) had gone so far as to make pig faced orc HEADS, a whole resin sprue, ready for conversions and add ons to existing brutal monster warrior figures in 28mm. They were indeed vurra fine heads, and at not too high a price. I just hate ordering from overseas due to the hassle factor and time involved. And then it hit me. I still had quite a few Tre Manor Bones orcs left over from the Bones 1 Orcpocalypse. All I really needed was HEADS. And so I ducked out and got some farm animals. And threw together a few prototypes. Strictly tabletop quality, because I needed to know how much effort this was going to take, and whether the little rubber pig heads would work in the place of Tre Manor's brutish orc heads... and yeesh, the pigs all look alike... and if they're going to look remotely threatening, they need TUSKS... ...and... hm. Perhaps the project could benefit from further study...
  3. Somewhere around here, I saw an article... rather good one... where someone took a Reaper monk figure and made a pretty good looking Jedi figure out of it. I've found myself thinking about Star Wars figures as of late, and I have found myself wondering: What figures does Reaper make, Bones or otherwise, that would manage a reasonable or easy conversion into Star Wars characters, or even generic space opera folks? Ideas? Suggestions? Pictures?
  4. I've been on a bit of a Sci-Fi kick recently, so I'm going to be converting and painting up the Bones version of the Nova Corp troops. The original head on this guy has a horrible mold line, so I swapped it with a GW Dark Eldar. Nothing wrong with her head, I just don't like having a bunch of clones, so I'll be giving her a bare head. With new head (from GW Wood Elves). These are the same figure. The one on the left has the head from the female trooper added. The one on the right is the original head; as you can see the detail is lousy, so it got cut off. The head/helmet with the lousy detail from the guy above is now hanging on her belt. These guys have some extra equipment added. One of the guys from above is going to become a sniper. And his rifle, courtesy of a GW Tau. That's all for now, but I have a few more conversions to do before painting starts.
  5. Since these are pieces that, while in the same silly vein as those in The Last Hurrah Thread, they really wouldn't work in that setting & are a dead end project. I thought a new thread might be appropriate. The Last Hurrah will still be the ongoing thingy. One of the Folk on the Reaper Forum posed the question to the community at large: "Do you have a favorite Army?". Photos were requested. I just happen to have the remains of a nice undefeated Night Goblin, Troll, & Giant Army packed up & sitting in a cardboard box under my work table. They are the last Army I painted & will likely remain so. I was merrily adding to the Beasty when G.W. made some changes, added a new rules book, & hoisted interest in War Hammer at my the local hobby/games store on their own petard....ergo my Army remains undefeated aka never played. It was originally going to be a (American) White Dwarf Skirmish Game Army, but it grew. When I arrived here in Texas it became apparent that gaming was not in my future. SO friend Edwin "Mordheimer" Molina offered to eBay the lot. I shipped it off to him. He took some photos & sold a couple of the units...the price he got was low enough for me to call the selling off. He returned the remains, which have lurked in their box under the work table, all wrapped up ever since. SO I posted Edwin's photos & the thought that perhaps I should finally unpack the Lads & take some photos popped unbidden into my head. Ergo, I did, AND will momentarily inflict both Edwin's & my own photos upon you, Gentle Readers. This is the remains of the Army, fresh fro their box: ...next I'll post the Molina Files & some more detailed pics of the still around crew.
  6. This trio may not have come from a Kickstarter, but they went into the factory line at the same time as my November Kickstarter paint projects. It's just a group of low-lives styled after those in "The Witcher" video game series, heavily converted. The crate in the group shot came in my ReaperCon swag bag.
  7. I've been working on some conversions for the new Cultists from Frostgrave. I tried to set them up to pull double-duty as Cult of the Possessed for Mordheim. I really enjoy this kit, I'm going to have to get a second one just for sci-fi conversions...I've used up almost all the parts already.
  8. There's no major theme between this set, other than that they'd make one strange adventuring party. First off we have the LATEST version of Ajaxxus Skiotho, Tiefling Barbarian. I think he's been re-done more times than I've actually played him:
  9. Lidless Eye Hobbies: Let's Get Frosty!

    I'm trying to get more monsters available for the random encounters in Frostgrave. First off is a Frost Giant, converted from the Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep Frost Giant. She wasn't directly intended for Frostgrave, I was going to convert her to match the Frost Giant Jarl from "Giants Revisited"...then realized I misremembered the art, and she already WAS based off that piece. So she got a heavy infantry makeover:
  10. Lidless Eye Hobbies in the Year 40,000

    My most recent painting focus was on some randomish 40k and sci-fi stuff, aimed more at RPGs than wargames. Unfortunately, the crazy heat down here has me tackling my light source, and some shots are better than others. First up are the more individual characters, including a face recently returned to the silver screen:
  11. Worlds in my Head: Tanks and APCs

    APCs for my 15mm Human marines: And medium tanks for my Robot Legions: All vehicles are converted Matchbox cars.
  12. 77036: Devona, Female Wizard

    Here is my first-ever mini! I have a lot to learn, especially about eyes. And about how to get better detail using a phone camera. I whittled the staff down to make a sword.
  13. I finished up some conversions (and standard grunts) I started about two weeks back. With our Reign of Winter game wrapping up, it's always good to have some low level guys. Of course, most of these sculpts are from Bones I (or before), but the extra Bugbears did come with Bones II, so that's sort of progress toward it, right? So, to start, we have the mighty forces of King Togg-Togg (he's the one in the fanciest hat, of course)
  14. I decided with all the doubles of grunts that came with the Bones II Kickstarter, I'd add a bit of variety to them. To be fair, only the Bugbears came (again) with Bones II, the Orcs were sitting in a trade box and I thought I'd have some to be more traditional Orcs than my Warhammer apemen collection for D&D games (or they could always serve as Hobbos or Half-Orcs in a pinch) I think the Bugbear King (with greataxe) came out the best so far.
  15. Doc Shows It Off

    I have yammered at some length about various projects I've done lately, and have gotten some questions, as well as "pics or it didn't happen." So here's some stuff from recent, and some stuff from not so recent that I've TALKED about recently. The Hall of Heroes: All modded from currently available Reaper figures; at least I THINK they're all currently available; can't remember about Conan, though. Fafhrd is modified to put a poniard in his left hand rather than a shield; the Gray Mouser likewise, to get rid of a gem in his left hand and replace it with a throwing dagger. That, and his sword's been removed and repositioned; the original had a falchion, whereas the Mouser uses a rapier. None of the other figures are altered except Red Sonya of Rogatino, to add a pistol at her hip. Elric, Red Sonya, and Jirel of Joiry were all out of the Vampire box, in fact. Red Sonja is as far as I know, still available in the Savage Beauty boxed set. I'd considered using a different Reaper figure -- another chainmail bikini barbarian, but considerably brawnier, and in fact much more realistic as far as "redhead in a bikini who could kick your donkey without working up a sweat," but decided to go with the Savage Beauty sculpt instead. Someone mentioned Kane when I was asking about swordsmen, and this led me to go and check out the books; they're quite good. Again, a figure out of the Vampire box. At this rate, I might have the thing half empty when the next Kickstarter box arrives... Upon checking the storage sectors of Castle Bedlam, I found these pulp sci fi figures in storage hallway 34-J; I built them ages ago for a pulp skirmish game, and although they're kind of rough, I hate to throw anything away. They're all made from parts of HeroClix figures, except the robot, who's scratchbuilt from beads and stuff. Bases are ordinary American pennies, added for weight, since those plastic figures are awfully light, and not a one of the Hawkmen could stand without a weighted base! Hm... and now that I look at the picture, I note that Flash's gun hand is broken off, durnit. Oh, the ray guns are made of beads. Going a few doors down, we find the home team for Mongo: Ming, Alura, and the Mongian Guards. Below them are a series of Arabian Nights figures, mostly from Reaper. Good stuff. The homicidal harem girls are modified Mage Knight figures. We get into some strange games here at Castle Bedlam. Never turn your back on a harem girl. ...and lastly, we have a Christmas-themed shadow box I did as a Christmas present for my girl; who'd have thought she'd be so wild about zombies*? Zombie Santa and the Zombie Mall Elves are, again, made largely from HeroClix spare parts; much of Santa is nothing but putty. I'd like to think his last victim put that metal candy cane through him... Here's hoping this answers the questions put to me, and that I have offered a moment's entertainment. Thanks for looking in! *http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/44574-zombie-mouselings-a-love-story/?hl=%2Bzombie+%2Bmouselings
  16. Gamgan's Random WIP

    I started a thread over in the custom terrain and conversions forum to cover some of my aquatic themed monsters and terrain ( including boats and ships). I also wanted to share my other WIP for some of the figures I am working with or finished. I did most of these conversions for a game called Heroscape over at Heroscapers.com. I like going back to something I did a few years ago and retouch it up, or repaint it or do some additional details. Anything suggestions are always welcomed. Mage knight Giant to Classic Giant How I modified the MK Giant to a Classic D&D Giant
  17. Homemade Tengu

    Could not find a good Tengu model so I made one out of green stuff and an old Beastman model. http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/739751_10200432138552629_593934886_o.jpg
  18. Aside from plotting which figures will be getting the first splashes of paint, I've spent a good bit time thinking about which will go under the blade. The main fantasy archetype that seems to be missing to me is a monk PC. The minis that I think might have some potential for a monk conversion are: the crouching ranger from heroes, the gnome wizard from the new 30, the male pirate hoisting the treasure chest, the hellborn wizard, and Juliette. The issue is that most of the humanoid adventurer types are heavily armored. I could also see robbing the wood elf sergeant of the top of his bow and turning him into a druid type, and I am planning to cobble a baby cockatrice out of familiar bits. Any ideas for my monk quest? What conversions have you begun to plot?
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