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Bones Gnoll Warrior (77012) converted from flail to spear

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I bought an extra Bones gnoll warrior with flail to convert to carrying a spear instead.  Pretty simple conversion, I just cut the flail off above and below the paw and drilled through where the remaining haft was gripped in his hand being careful not to damage the fingers.  Then I took a length of Evergreen brand plastic rod and forced it through the resulting hole.  It gripped it so well that I probably could get away without gluing it at all but I did put a small drop of CA glue just to be sure.  Then I drilled a hole in the tip of the pole.  Next I dug up a piece of spikey frippery intended for a 40k Chaos Rhino and cut one of the spikes off.  Then I drilled a hole in its base.  I glued a pin made from a paper clip in the hole on the end of the pole and then glued the spike on the pin as a spear tip.  This spear is pretty chunky but since the Bones gnolls are a bit larger than the gnolls I already own I am planning to use them as Fiendish gnolls to lead the others so I think it appropriate that he's carrying a massive skewering spear.  At any rate, I'm pleased with the conversion and it took all of 15 minutes, including digging around looking for something to use for a spear tip.  This conversion was easy enough and turned out well enough that I'm sorely tempted to pick up 3 or 4 more flail gnolls for conversion to spear carriers.

 

On a side note, I only took pics of the finished product because I had a devil of a time getting the Bones material to show up with detail rather than as a white blob.  The pics I finally settled on are still pretty crappy but at least you can see what's going on with the conversion.  Ironically, I screwed around trying to get pics to post longer than it took to do the conversion.

 

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Great work! I love seeing well converted pieces and can't wait to do some of my own.

 

On a side note, I only took pics of the finished product because I had a devil of a time getting the Bones material to show up with detail rather than as a white blob. The pics I finally settled on are still pretty crappy but at least you can see what's going on with the conversion. Ironically, I screwed around trying to get pics to post longer than it took to do the conversion.

 

Yeah... I had this same problem with the werewolf I re-based earlier. I'm going to try making a light box soon to see if it helps, but probably not. It also doesn't help that I'm just using the camera built in to my phone...

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VERY NICELY DONE conversion! Plastic minis lend themselves WONDERFULLY to personalizing...all those lovely Reaper Weapons Packs will come in really handy. OH THE POSSIBILITIES!

 

I look forward to seeing the Big Guy all painted up.

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Yeah... I had this same problem with the werewolf I re-based earlier. I'm going to try making a light box soon to see if it helps, but probably not. It also doesn't help that I'm just using the camera built in to my phone...

The only way I found to get detail to show was to have no direct light on the figure with a non-white background. Of course I also don't know diddly about taking pictures other than aim and shoot and like you I'm using my phone camera so take my advice with a grain of salt.

 

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

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