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As I'm actually getting to play 5e, and it looks like I'll get to keep playing for a while, I figured I should go ahead and pick a mini to represent my dwarven wizard.
Now, he isn't your typical wizard, even for a dwarf, as he goes around in a chain shirt and swings his warhammer. So the Dwarf Wizard minis, as fun as they are, are out. Going through my Bones collection, I came across this guy: Ivar, Dwarf Cleric
Not a perfect fit, especially the backpack, but not bad. Also going against him was the fact that his hammer was miscast on my copy.
So... to work!
I started by removing the backpack, and giving him a good scrub to make sure any mold remover was washed off.
Then I had to find a new hammer. The Bones Weapon Sprues had one that worked. Just about the right size...
Clipped off the old hammer, drilled out the hand...
And while I was at it, I cut off all the decorative stuff off the backpack, and trimmed the base. Then using my Happy Seppuku courtyard stamp, I gave him a fancier base to stand on. It's hard to see, but the pin is already in his hand, and you can sort of see the hole drilled in the shaft of the hammer.
And here it is all glued together!
Hmm... the anvil in the middle of the backpack... just doesn't do it for me. So I ripped the backpack off, and went back to my bits box.
In the end I cut the bedroll and lower bag completely away, and used some greenstuff and superglue to put it all back. The barrel is from one of the Games Workshop Brettonian Infantry kits... I think the bottle might be as well, but I'm not 100% on that. I'm still debating adding a length of rope to the backpack... but otherwise, the modding is done, and it's time to get painting!
By Chris Palmer
This past week I painted Jurden, Half-Orc Paladin, from the Bones 3 Heroes I Set. I did a weapon swap on him with the new Bones 3 clear weapons, just to experiment. He looked like the kind of senior-ranked, wealthy, individual who could be wielding a magic crystal sword. In looking at this figure, there wasn't anything particularly orc-ish about it, so I decided to just paint it as a regular human.
Full painting article on my blog: Jurden
So here is my take on Kanaag, Half Orc Ranger, by Gene Van Horne.
I was lucky enough to find the Artist's original Artwork (Travis Salonks) for this figure, from a 10 year old post!
I did not like his weapons, so the item in his left hand was removed, and the blade of the right hand weapon was ground down with my Dremel Tool. The Falcon idea came when I could not think of something to add to his left hand...
Lots of items I had no clue as to what they were, but the concept art explained them.
Overall, a fun mini to paint.
Thanks for looking, and all of the suggestions folks made during the Wip!
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