cdorf Posted April 11, 2019 Share Posted April 11, 2019 For the past year, I have managed a historic site. Taking this job was a massive change of pace for me, but I enjoy every moment of it. One of the best parts is that I get to work with a great staff. The core three each have over 25 years experience on the site. They love it, and their enthusiasm and passion for the site are terrific. We have our disagreements, but we have a lot of fun as well, which brings me to this project. On one of our storage cupboards, we have posted several history-themed comic strips. The first one is of Thorbob the Viking explorer. He is an unofficial mascot of the staff. On April 1st, I received a promotion and will be moving so that I can wok out of the agency headquarters. I wanted to leave the staff with a little gift and paint up my version of Thorbob. I started by picking up a couple of figures. Borin Ironbrow (07011) would serve as the body for the figure, but he lacked the double-headed ax required of Thorbob. I decided to do a quick swap with Thorondil of Kragmar (02301). Upon closer inspection of the models, I see that swapping just the head of the weapon could be a problem based on how the blade is attached to the handle. I also like the wood grain of Thorondil's ax. I could try cutting them where the handle meets the hand, but I am worried about getting it to line up and look good. Hmmm...the hands seem to be the same size. With one operation complete, it was time for another. For the horns, I am planning on adding a rod to act as an armature. So the tips of Borin's horns have got to go. With the tips removed, it was on to cleaning up mold lines and removing the tab. I also took some time to glue hands back on. Since the hands were a match, Thorondil got a replacement. The last step before work was to drill out the horns for the armature. Tonight I will do some green stuff work and try to get them ready for some primer. 17 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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