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So, one of the groups I'm in is wrapping up one campaign, and we've begun discussing the characters for the next campaign.  After some hemming and hawing, I decided I wanted to play a Paladin, all traditional, lawful-shiny and all that.  So I went looking for a mini, and came across the Holy Vindicator (#60111), one of the Pathfinder series that Paizo asked Reaper to make.  It's great...except that my Paladin worships Iomedae, not Saranrae (whom the angel on the shield represents).   Luckily, Iomedae's sigil is a sunburst long sword, so I decided to try my hand at manipulating a mini.

 

Here's the figure fresh outta the package:

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Here it is after I tried my hand at modifying the angel to a long sword and primed:

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I think I'm going to need to try a bit more putty to even that lumpy mess out, but it's the first time I've ever really tried to mod a figure.

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It might have been easier to make a completely new shield...

Flatten some of that Green stuff, then use an old film canister or something to give it the curved shape.

Then you get a sword from one of the weapons packs and push it into the putty.

 

Something like that, at least. The last time I tried using the Green stuff didn't end well...

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A completely smooth shield is a bl**dy wallhanger. Never used and probably never been designed for use.

A REAL shield has scrapes, nicks and dents from stopping blows.

that's the justification I'm using for my poor sculpting!

 

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It looks like you're making great progress!

 

I think it might have been easier to sculpt from scratch on a flat shield, but this version will probably be a lot more solid. Besides, never let alternate techniques dissuade you. Sculpting the metal itself is another useful skill!

 

(If you want to change the amount of nicks, dents and scrapes, you can try smoothing the surface with gloss varnish after priming. A few coats can start to fill and level uneven details like that.)

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