Friday, 27 April 2018

Scaly Green

Good Afternoon!

Yesterday I manage to complete the conversion of another Son of Or!
This one is a spearman which I converted using bits of the Brayherd Ungor kit. While I was working on it I was looking at models from the Bonesplitterz range and I could see that one thing my monies were lacking was some scaly beast's hide. So I set up to sculpt one on this guy and I am pretty happy about the result.
Another one done, I am really trying my best to convert 10 of them before moving on to something else but I have so many other ideas! Luckily working on my tribesmen is so enjoyable I can keep a resemblance of discipline at the moment, hopefully it will take me through a few more before moving on to the big guys.

Hagen



15 comments:

  1. I'd love to pick your brain on how you make your feathers, please! :3

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    1. Hi Gretchin! The feathers are quite simple actually. You work some thin rolls of GS that you flatten over thin plasticard, giving them a rough feather shape. Then you carve some thin lines radiating from the centre of the feather going in both direction. Wait 24h that the GS has cured and proceed to carefully removing the feather form the plasticard and adjust it with a sharp knife cutting along the edges and that's it!
      Only downside of this method is that you get one side of the feather completely flat so they are ok to glue in places where the side b is hidden, like I am doing with my warriors.

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  2. As you make more and more of these I am increasingly fascinated. I'm eagerly waiting to see some leadership!
    Perhaps a leader will be riding some sort of Thunderbird? Very interested into seeing some extra things that could go with the tribe.

    The scales, fur, all adding clothing is superb.

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    1. Thanks Matt! There will definitely be more of them, I am planning to make a decent size warband of them to play a skirmish campaign. There will always be some mounted units and possibly one big centrepiece but I am sloooooowww and you will all have to be patient for those.

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  3. Jeez, you're really spoiling us these days, dude!

    Another winner, for sure. Any tips on how you did you scales?

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    1. Thanks Ross, don't get too used to it though, I might always disappear for another month when enthusiasm finally abandon me, but by now I am going strong!
      Scales are also pretty easy though quite long. First I sculpted the cloth and once dried I applied randomly some very small GS balls that I then flattened with a sculpting tool. Takes some time but gives great results and it's not too difficult to achieve.

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    2. Ha, well I'll enjoy it while it lasts then!

      Thanks for the tips, doesn't sounds too bad at all.

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  4. IMO, you should add some details on the shield (feathers for instance): compared to your detailed and neat sculpting job, it looks gross.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the feedback! You are right that some of the shields available form GW kits tend to be a bit rough due to constrains of plastic casting. This is especially true on 10 years old kits like the Ungor, although some bits are better than others. The one I proposed for this particular warrior did not convince me fully either (the shape is a bit weird for a primitive warrior, the round ones work better IMO, so I might make a last minute change.

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  5. I think is time of a group shot, to see how the warband goes

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    1. Ehehehe, soon my friend! The weather is s**t in London at the moment, a long weekend is coming, my friends and girlfriend are away... Most people would feel sad and lonely but we know this is the recipe for a perfect weekend!

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  6. Excellent work, Hagen. As always!

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    morbäck

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    1. Thanks Max! Truly humbled by your appreciation.

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