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 Post subject: This and That Again: Converting Corsairs of Umbar
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:27 pm 
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I have finally decided to start a blog about my SBG projects. I collect several armies including the dwarfs, Rohan, Moria, Harad, Mordor and the Shire. I focus on the first named currently, but I will probably switch from one army to another from time to time. I really enjoy converting miniatures, but I don’t like painting. Yet, I hate to play with unpainted armies even more, so expect some painted miniatures as well :) I would appreciate your comments and ideas.

Enough talk and let’s post some pictures! My actual project is dwarf army for SBG (I plan to use it both for Khazad-Dum and Erebor). I like the costumes design of the old dwarfs much better then the new Hobbit line. Unfortunately, the technical quality of the figures was much lower ten years ago. Therefore, I have decided to make some changes, head and hand swapping, little bit of greenstuffing and so on. I will start with the rangers, probably my favorite unit at all! On the right are the original models.

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More radical conversions next time :)

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again: Paboook's WIP Corner
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Very nice subtle changes. I appreciate you don't like painting it the attention you have put to these suggests there will be an excellent finish in store.

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again: Paboook's WIP Corner
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Looking good, dont forget to throw of few Mohawks in there! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again: Paboook's WIP Corner
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:44 pm 
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You look quite experienced with all these subtle changes. Being a relative beginner to painting I've never done much like this so I'm taking notes.

Yes we need Mohawk's and perhaps tattoos ... lol

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again: Paboook's WIP Corner
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The hair is astonishingly fine - the ponytail on dwarf 5 down/left of pic is superb. Very well done - I am pretty useless at this sort of thing - hiding seams is about my limit.

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Out of interest what tool do you use to get the fine lines ? A scalpel blade a needle or something else ?

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again: Paboook's WIP Corner
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Azog wrote:
Out of interest what tool do you use to get the fine lines ? A scalpel blade a needle or something else ?


Azog, I use the sculpting tool from GW. It's handy both for sculpting flat areas and sharp details.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod1095464

I consider most of the GW stuff overpriced, but this thing is extremely useful and for reasonable price too 8)

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again: Paboook's WIP Corner
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:58 pm 
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I've got good news and bad news. First the good news: I made pictures of the finished ranger conversions, all 24 of them. The bad news: for some mysterious reason, Microsoft Picture Manager turned half of them to blank pages after size conversion, which makes me a sad khazad :gimli:

I've already started with painting, so cannot make new photos of the greenstuffing. Anyway, I hope you like at least these:

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: Finished Ranger Conversions
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Very nice. You are skilled at adding those details that should be there in the first place. 8)
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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: Finished Ranger Conversions
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Those are some outstanding ranger conversions. Small changes and careful greenstuff completely transform them!

:yay:

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: Finished Ranger Conversions
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Great stuff! When are we going to see them painted??

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: Finished Ranger Conversions
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Thank you all for your comments.

Ardboe wrote:
Great stuff! When are we going to see them painted??


Probably tomorrow, at least part of them :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: Finished Ranger Conversions
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Some great conversions here, almost makes me want to buy some of the old plastics. You defiantly made them better
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Very skillful conversions that blend very well with the models :yay:
Great job, Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: Finished Ranger Conversions
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Fortunately, I managed to get a picture just before sunset. Five minuts later and it would be too late :) Here we go. My first group of dwarfs:

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: First dwarfs painted!
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Great work, the blue contrasts well.

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: First dwarfs painted!
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Harfoot wrote:
Great work, the blue contrasts well.


Thanks :) I chose blue as the main colour for the whole dwarf army. I've decided to use some green on the rangers as well, as it seems logical to me. But otherwise, it will be boys in blue.

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: First dwarfs painted!
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Nice painting and nice colours :yay:

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: First dwarfs painted!
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A picture from today’s battle - it made me realize I should post some pictures of my progress with the dwarf hold! As you can see, it grew a little bit.
But for today, just a picture of the whole Dain's army facing the host of Mordor:

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 Post subject: Re: This and That Again. Update: Dain's host so far
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:02 am 
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Fun fun! would like to see them in action in a battle-report!
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