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I'm working on a conversion for my partner's character in our Swords and Wizardry campaign. She's a half-elf rogue with red hair that dual-wields swords, but unfortunately Reaper doesn't sell an exact figure of that type. There are a couple of other figures that might have worked but we both really liked Lanelle's base, so I took on the task of converting her to wield two swords and carry a shield on her back.
The sword conversion wasn't too difficult; I bought three copies of Lanelle so I could take the sword from one and have a third as a back-up in case I messed something up. I carefully snipped off the sword, and used a pin vise to attach it. I used the baking soda and superglue combo to patch up a few small gaps. The shield was harvested from a 77024 goblin mini, and has a little pin in it which will attach to her back. I'm keeping them separate for now to ease painting.
The original figure; this is the backup.
The successful conversion; the red hair is stained from a previous attempted paint job that was removed with Simple Green.
You can see the gaps a little on this side, but they've very minor and I believe paint will help disguise it later.
There are no visible gaps on the outside.
The shield will be attached right in the center of of her back; if positioned correctly I think it'll
just reach the sheath on her belt and give the illusion that the dagger is just hidden behind the shield.
The donor shield and unhappy goblin; I think this mini will make a nice battle-scarred goblin with a tragic past.
Snakeman Warrior - Painting Scales - Rhonda "Wren" Bender
Sarah the Seeress- How to paint hair - Geoff Davis
Enora, Iconic Arcanist - Hey there shaky shaky, Beginner Freehand - Brice Cocanour
Must Paint all the things!
no sense leaving a mini half finished.
all the classes were fun, but basic. they were good practice painting along. I certainly don't regret taking them,.
It is hard to get in the moment feedback online - one of things I miss most about in person classes.
The camera work was good, and I could see most of the steps. Bender's crayons were just as helpful in understanding.
This Bones figure was the demonstration model in my 2-hour "Good Fast Painting" class at ReaperCon 2017. I got her about 2/3 done in the class.
She stood half-painted on my shelf for a year and a half.
This past Sunday, I just needed to paint something, and this was it. An hour later, I was ready to call her done.
As always, I spent a lot more time per square millimeter on the face & eyes.
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