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Here's the official arrival/departure thread for round 6 of the Box of Goodwill.
Remember, no chatter here, please. Do it here instead:
Marvin---sent 1 Mar
FireEyes---received 3 Mar, sent 10 Mar
Flit--received 13 Mar, sent 20 Mar
HateToWin (dropped out)
HjorHrafm---received 22 Mar, sent 28 Mar
Painting Dog--received 30 Mar, sent 10 April
Gaming Dog--receiver, sent 12 April
Inarah---received 15 Apr
Generic Fighter---sent 15 Mar
Dilvish---received 17 Mar, sent 30 Mar
Jsalyers--received 2 Apr, sent 13 Apr
Glitterwolf--received 20 Apr, sent 23 Apr
RobinH---received 30 Apr, sent 4 May
AutumnHare---received 12 May, sent 19 May
Horned Turtle---received 23 May,
Generic Fighter---received 30 May
Guindyloo---sent 3 Mar
MadJack--received 5 Mar, sent 14 Mar
Pingo--received 21 Mar, sent 2 Apr
Green Eyed Monster--received 5 Apr, sent 20 Apr
Ulfheathen--received 23 Apr, sent 11 May
Sylverthorne---received 15 May, sent 31 May
Clearman---received 02 Jun
Pcktlnt---sent 28 Feb
Keianna---received 2 Mar, sent 09 Mar
Broonkah--received 12 Mar, sent 19 Mar
Chris Palmer--received 22 Mar, sent 26 Mar
Aryanun--received 29 Mar,
Ultrasquid---received 31 May, sent 20 Jun
Clearman---sent 26 Feb
Disserma---received 1 Mar, sent 8 Mar
Kristof65--received 10 Mar, Sent 12 Mar
Kangaroo Rex--received 14 Mar, sent 22 Mar
Wyvern Fire--received 24 Mar, sent 31 Mar
Crowley--received 2 Apr, sent 7 Apr
Izzy Lobo---received 12 Apr, sent 23 Apr
Guindyloo--received 26 Apr
Rob Dean---sent 17 Mar
Erimys---received 20 Mar, sent 22 Mar
Inarah--received 24 Mar, sent 2 Apr
Haldir--received 5 Apr, sent 12 Apr
Samurai Jack---received 15 Apr, sent 27 Apr
Froggy The Great--received 30 Apr, sent 19 May
Lidless Eye---received 21 May, sent 23 May
Rob Dean---receieved 25 May
Chaos Wolf---sent 12 Mar
Shadowphase---received 14 Mar, sent 19 Mar
Hungerfan--received 21 Mar, sent 28 Mar
Smokestack--received 30 Mar, sent 31 Mar
Necromancer--received 2 Apr, sent 6 Apr
Arc 724---received 9 May, sent 29 May
Chaos Wolf---received 31 May
So I had an occasion to create a new D&D character after a brief hiatus from playing, and I wound up rolling a half orc ranger named Logar Quickarrow, a vociferously proud member of the Bison Clan. Naturally, being the conversion obsessed sort of person I am, I was obliged to fabricate a proper miniature for him. I apologize for a few slightly blurry pictures, as I'm still trying to get used to my current camera (which is cleverly hidden inside my phone).
After canvassing Reaper's catalog for half orcs and various iterations thereof, I quickly decided that Skreed Gorewillow by Derek Schubert was by far my favorite. It was merely a matter of transforming him from a spell caster into a ranger.
For reference, here is the miniature as it comes from the factory:
The first step was to remove both the dagger and the burning flask and make way for his new weapons. Rather than dig around in my parts bin for a matching set of new hands or sculpting a pair from scratch, I decided to simply bore out the existing hands and carve away all the pewter I didn't need and shape it to fit his new weapons. My character uses a shield in his offhand in melee combat, so to reflect this I also cut away the front two flasks on his belt to make room for a shield which will be hung there.
Next, I dug around in my parts bin for some suitable weapons. I found an appropriately aggressive looking sword blade which was orphaned from its moorings, however after trimming away a portion of the lower half and rounding it out with a file I created a shaft for it which easily fit inside the hole I had drilled in his hand. I like my figures to have appropriately shaped scabbards for their weapons, so I traced out the outline of the blade onto a sheet of styrene and cut it out as a starting point for making him a matching scabbard.
Next, I selected and appropriate bow and quiver. I also dug out a small shield, as my character uses a shield in his the offhand in melee combat. I drilled and pinned the quiver so that it can be mounted on his back where the figure's original sword would have gone.
After test fitting the shield, I came to the conclusion that it just didn't sit very well on the front of his belt. So to cover up the damage I did earlier I simply sculpted a satchel where the flasks used to be. I thought about cutting off the empty dagger sheath from the original figure and replacing it with a completely new dagger, however instead I simply sculpted a small nub at the top and called it a day. The idea was that the dagger fits almost entirely inside the sheath itself, much like a dark age Seax or a traditional Finnish hunting knife. At this point I've also drilled and pinned his feet in preparation for basing. I've also tweaked the shape of his right hand by filing and carving it a bit more so that it closely fits around the handle of the bow I picked out for him.
Next, I created a base using a very handy texture stamp made by Happy Seppuku. Our campaign takes place in a rather wintery sort of place, so I will go back later and add some small piles of snow to reflect this.
In an attempt to mirror the design aesthetic of his dagger sheath, I sculpted the sword scabbard to match with a raised bulge on top of a flatted base. I left it otherwise plain, as I intend to hang the shield on top of the scabbard much like a medieval buckler.
Next, I flattened out the nub of his sword with a pair of smooth nosed pliers to create a rough disk shape to serve as the basis for a pommel. I also sculpted a flap on top of his satchel.
I then sculpted a fairly basic hilt, using a combination of styles mixing a "viking" type crossguard with a later medieval style disk pommel with a peen block. I also sculpted a small throat around the top of the scabbard to suggest that it is actually hollow on the inside
After test fitting the buckler, I realized that a portion of the scabbard was just barely visible underneath. It was probably overkill, but I sculpted a rudimentary belt attachment to fill this gap (because I'm weird that way and can't let things like this go). I then went ahead and glued the shield in place.
I then glued the bow into his hand and glued the quiver on his back. I had filed out the opening in his left hand specifically to fit the bow I had chosen for him, so it didn't take much to get it to fit snugly in place. The bottom end of the bow rests directly against the lower part of the figure's clothing, which serves as a useful second anchor point for glueing (he is a tabletop figure after all).
For the final step, I took the last bits of putty I had mixed and put them in little piles on his base, which I then stippled to make them look like little piles of snow. Next up is painting!
This is an old Mage Knight figure that I slightly converted and repainted. He was holding a comically undersized flail in his left hand, so I cut it off and replaced it with a halberd from an old GW Chaos Warrior I had in my bits box. After that, it was just a matter of repainting him for use on the tabletop. He'll make an interesting BBEG in some game I haven't created yet.
Thanks for looking.
These are 3 little imps/demons that I pulled off the melt table at Reapercon last year. I'm not sure of manufacturer, so if you recognize them, please let me know. I think they may be from a 15mm figure range.
I bashed these guys out over he course of a couple evenings about a week ago. Thanks for looking.
With (in need of a touch up) Sir Forscale:
Recently finished this for @Kangaroorex had a lot of fun playing with the spring theme and a monster. Also first time I've tried to build a flower (wire with paper wrapping for leaves, heavier paper for flower itself, and magicsculpt for some of the other details).
Mama Werecroc with baby Croc, watering a swampflower.
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