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Here are some old models I have gotten some more life out. The heroclix figs. I bought for like .15 cents each (the girls I think were .50 each) I rebased them and dry-brushed them... . I also have some mageknight desert warbirds that I repainted as terror birds. And an alligator and croc from the kids toy box...

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 Very cool.

 

Every time I go to a Comic Con or other convention, I always dig through the buckets of cheap Clix and Mage Knight figures for source material for my conversions (especially stuff with wings or translucent bits), and often run across great deals on useful stuff like the croc and gator at the Goodwill and thrift stores. (In fact, I just found a Schleich toy mammoth at the Goodwill for $2...)

I have a whole box of stuff to repaint - everything from Clix and Mage knight (among others) to game pieces, plastic toys and even some of my mom's old ceramic knick-knacks... Some of it's great for gaming, some just for painting, but it's amazing how much stuff you can find if you keep your eyes open.

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The Terror birds will be getting riders, but not sure if it will be knights, or Persians...

Persians!

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Yeah. I got a bag of clix at a local good will. It had a steam punk mount think... I will post a picture later... I had forgotten about it... :)

 

 

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Its a mecha ram, and a steam knight... The ram and rider were painted.. The steam knight I just replaced his arm as it was broken and rebased... I think I gave it a Dark tine wash and some drybrushing too... But really not much more than rebasing...

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The Terror birds will be getting riders, but not sure if it will be knights, or Persians...

Persians!

 

 

No, knights! 

 

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But seriously, great job on the touch-ups!  I have several dragons and an adorable wyvern from Safari Ltd (like a cheaper version of Schleich) waiting to be repainted. I love finding cheap stuff that can be repainted.

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 One of the older Safari Ltd dragons actually made it into Chaoswolf's Box o' Goodwill. Definitely didn't stay there long though, lol.

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The Terror birds will be getting riders, but not sure if it will be knights, or Persians...

 

Bedouins! (Though Persians in colorful silks and terror birds painted up like macaws could be pretty cool.)

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