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In another thread, I told NecroMancer that I'd try converting some Bones figures into corpses. I figured I'll end up trying a few different ideas and I'm really slow at this stuff ::P: so I figured I'd start another thread to avoid hijacking that one. ::):

 

So! First up, a picture of my first volunteer!

 

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First step in my conversion attempt was to cut off the base and then cut the mini apart a bit to make it easier to reposition. The final pose isn't all that different but every little bit helps. I also had to cut a backpack of the figure and trim a fair bit of other material off the back to get the figure to lie down relatively flat.

 

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And then I cut out a bit of plasticard and glued the figure on place on that. The wierd white goopy stuff is actually super glue, but I put a couple drops of water on before the glue was cured... It does interesting things. :;):

 

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I'm out of time for the night but tomorrow I'm planning on coming back and doing some green stuff work to make it look more like the figure's lying on the ground and hacked to bits in more realistic ways... ::):

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Dang it!  Now you've got me wanting to try this.   ::P:   

 

If you ask me, she looks a little stiff!  :lol:  :B):  (Get it? Get it?)

 

Actually, your conversion looks great.

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The picture makes it look better than it is - all the whiteness washes out detail so you can't see the big gaps. In person it's a lot more obvious. It'll show up more when I fill the gaps with GS... Still, not a ton of work. ::): 

 

I also realised last night that I have a fair number of bits from other minis left over... No torsos, but a few legs and lots of arms and a fair number of heads. I'm going to see about using those and sculpting the missing bits. I'll take pictures as I go. ::): It'll probably take a couple days though, I have a few real-life things to take care of that're going to eat a fair bit of my hobby time tonight and probably tomorrow.

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A little work on this tonight after all. I fixed the gaps and misalignments and had some GS left over so I covered the base with it to give the ground a little shape.

 

I also cut up and glued down another mini but her pose doesn't look right -too stiff, I guess? I hope the broken sword at least comes across properly, and the fact that her hand got chopped off?

 

And I made an armature and used a bit of GS to keep it from wiggling around so much. When that's dry I'll figure out a pose and pull in some spare bits from other minis.

 

Anyway. Not super exciting but I figured I'd share. ::):

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I think the model on the left looks like someone pushed her over when she was just standing there and she died of fright?  Also, her feet are pointed straight up.  The broken sword and lopped off hand are pretty cool though.

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I think the model on the left looks like someone pushed her over when she was just standing there and she died of fright?  Also, her feet are pointed straight up.  The broken sword and lopped off hand are pretty cool though.

 

 

I agree, she is a little to straight on her back.I might suggest cutting her legs where the knees meet the body of the sculpt, and reposition the feet in a more natural laying-to-the-side position.  I might go so far as to say cut one of the legs at an angle so it looks like the knee is laying sideways on the ground bent.

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Take a look at the old Airfix Italeri and Revell plastic soldier sets.

 

They all had casualties of some sorts, dead and wounded soldiers.

Could be a good source of inspiration.

 

Not all casualties need to just lay there.

Even Reaper has one sitting on his knees, impaled by a spear. ( I have that one) some are even depicted as being shot down while standing.

 

http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/minimen/airfixicg2.jpg

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6v9Z7YbjeEk/S9k2QjC49kI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/wpaL9OiCam0/s1600/DSCF6175.JPG

 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6tmCSAFURvg/TjWYsU0z0-I/AAAAAAAAMMk/SwOGi4vZdZw/s1600/P1070493.JPG

 

Actually there is a mini from Gamezone looking like that last one:

 

http://miniset.net/files/set/gzm-0206.jpg

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Take a look at the old Airfix Italeri and Revell plastic soldier sets.

 

They all had casualties of some sorts, dead and wounded soldiers.

Could be a good source of inspiration.

 

Not all casualties need to just lay there.

Even Reaper has one sitting on his knees, impaled by a spear. ( I have that one) some are even depicted as being shot down while standing.

 

http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/minimen/airfixicg2.jpg

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6v9Z7YbjeEk/S9k2QjC49kI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/wpaL9OiCam0/s1600/DSCF6175.JPG

 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6tmCSAFURvg/TjWYsU0z0-I/AAAAAAAAMMk/SwOGi4vZdZw/s1600/P1070493.JPG

 

Actually there is a mini from Gamezone looking like that last one:

 

http://miniset.net/files/set/gzm-0206.jpg

 

Man that one from Gamezone is awesome!  I might have to look at maybe getting that one.  I'm a little afraid of shipping charges from Europe... maybe I'll check Amazon.

 

Would the size and look of this one fit in with Bones minis?

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I think one o the easiest fixes would be to cut the foot and angle it down for one leg and cant the other tothe outside after cutting at the knee or ankle. Putting a log or stone to prop the foot up will add to the realism a bit.

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Take a look at the old Airfix Italeri and Revell plastic soldier sets.

 

They all had casualties of some sorts, dead and wounded soldiers.

Could be a good source of inspiration.

 

Not all casualties need to just lay there.

Even Reaper has one sitting on his knees, impaled by a spear. ( I have that one) some are even depicted as being shot down while standing.

 

http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/minimen/airfixicg2.jpg

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6v9Z7YbjeEk/S9k2QjC49kI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/wpaL9OiCam0/s1600/DSCF6175.JPG

 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6tmCSAFURvg/TjWYsU0z0-I/AAAAAAAAMMk/SwOGi4vZdZw/s1600/P1070493.JPG

 

Actually there is a mini from Gamezone looking like that last one:

 

http://miniset.net/files/set/gzm-0206.jpg

 

Man that one from Gamezone is awesome!  I might have to look at maybe getting that one.  I'm a little afraid of shipping charges from Europe... maybe I'll check Amazon.

 

Would the size and look of this one fit in with Bones minis?

 

 

I have a few of their minis.

 

They are 28mm like the metals and Bones from Reaper, they would also fit in with Warhammer.

 

No problem there.

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