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Back in November I posted over on the Conversion WIP sub-forum about a mounted figure I was making using the Bones 4 Giant Rhinoceros Beetle and the Mudcroak Squog figure: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/93699-frog-riding-beetle-conversion/ This past week I finally got around to painting the converted figure, and I wanted to share the results. .
I enjoy painting, but I've always been hesitant to convert mini's into something new. The whole green stuff sculpting thing is not in my wheel house. My kids want me to take them on a D&D adventure and I needed (wanted) a Nothic figure. There seems to be a lack of good figures available, so I decided to make my own. I started with the Reaper 77028 Gargoyle in plastic. I liked the pose and the shape of the figure. (side note, the plastic is really soft, great for cutting but the wings were twisted out of the package and I don't know how I would fix that if I was using the mini as a winged gargoyle). To convert the figure, I kept it real simple (sorry for the bad lighting on pics) Took Reaper 77028 Gargoyle out of the package. Clipped the wings. Cut off the eyes. Drilled and pinned the back and face Did my green stuff sculpting. took about five tries with the eye and I still don't like it let the green stuff dry and did some shaping with knife, files, and spruce nippers Finished with part I like best, painting. This turned out to be pretty fun and not as difficult as I thought. This is not a "How To" post, it's more of a "You Can Do It" post For $5 in material (including figure) and a couple hours over three days - I have a Nothic Anyone out there hesitant to try - just go for it
I was asked to paint Amiri (89005) in a classic wonder woman inspired paint theme, and I matched Virina (03084) to some concept art that was drawn by a player. both characters are being used for a marvel super hero game and come from foreign planets. For Amiri I removed her sword and pinned the ne staff threw the hand grip that was left over from the sword. As for Virina sense I knew I was going to have to free hand he cloths onto a nude figurine I started by sanding down her nipples and coating the part of the model where her top would be in Taniya White. I've noticed this paint tends to dry hard and smooth and would look more like the leather top and pants that are described the players, character description. I hope you like what you've seen I post here a fair amount but I post to my FB page more if you would like to check out my work there it would be appreciated