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Metalchaos posted a topic in Works In ProgressHi everyone, I recently had the pleasure of realizing that I inadvertently bought the same Gnoll model twice. So, I decided to convert two of them to create a little variety in my hunting party. Read the text under each picture to have more detail. This post was purposely written as a guide for any who would like to try their hands at converting Reaper Bones model or any other models. I used two 77236 Bloodmane the Gnoll Warrior sculpted by Tre Manor, 77235 Toghra the Gnoll Leader sculpted by Jason Wiebe and 14056 Weapon Pack 1 sculpted by Tim Kaufman. I first separated the dagger handle from the body. Just a simple notch did the trick. I then cut the trunk along the belt. Again, on the other side of the model, I cut the body following the belt as a guide. I have this hollow feeling in my stomach... Same thing for Toghra, cut the body along the belt line. I drilled a hole in Toghra’s lower section and cut a small nail to pin the two parts together. I drilled a hole in Bloodmane’s upper body section and tested the pin in. I glued the pin in the leg part. I’m using Gorilla Super Glue. I then removed the handaxe cutting the handle just above the fist. I keep it for later use. The tricky part is to drill a hole in straight line through the fist. I had to use a small drill bit, smaller than the new weapon handle not to tear the plastic. I used a slightly bigger drill bit to get the hole a little larger. After cleaning the mold line on the new weapon, I cut the handle in halves in order to keep the pommel intact. I had to use a file to reduce the diameter of the handle. Also, I removed two spikes from the shield to alter its aspect from the one the other Gnoll Worrior is wearing. Finally, I’m using a piece of wooden stick to adjust the posture of the model on its base. I often use this simple trick to level my models. I use super glue to fix the parts together. I’m using 40mm round base for the Gnoll. These models are large and even if there in game space size is 25mm, I personally prefer larger base to have more room for decoration. That’s it, I’ll need to fill the gap above the belt and along the shoulder. I’ll also be using Greenstuff to fill the gap and complete the base before cleaning everything with soft soap and water prior to painting. I added some notches on the cutting edge of the original Gnoll’s plastic axe. I’ll be using it as a battlefield wreck weapon to decorate the base.
korimar posted a topic in Show Off02992 Jack O'Lanterns and Pumpkins byTim Kaufman and Sandra Garrity 03326 Guard Dog by Jason Wiebe 03671 Pack Donkey by Julie Guthrie 03122 Tombstones by Various 02494 Sir Aidin of Ivy Crown by Sandra Garrity 03563 Tinley Female Wizard by Patrick Keith 02045 Torin The Stealthy by Sandra Garrity 02655 Townsfolk III Madam by Bobby Jackson What if the Scooby-Doo gang played Dungeons and Dragons? Scooby might play a Ranger, Shaggy a Rogue, Freddy a Paladin, Daphne a Cleric, Velma a Mage, and of course the Mystery Machine would be a Pack Donkey. Velma: "Jinkies! The Mystery Mule lost a shoe." Daphne: "Maybe there's a ferrier at that castle?" Freddy: "Scooby and Shaggy can scout out the castle and see if there's a blacksmith." Shaggy: "Like NO Way man, I'm not going through no spooky graveyard to some old creepy castle, uh Uh." Scooby: "Mree rethier! I did my best to stay true to the character's colors for identification.