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I got the idea from reading the article about various warbands in issue 24 of the black gobbo on GW's official website. (My personal favorites were the dwarf engineer and the clockwork handgunner)
Currently I'm working on a Bretonnian Questing knight hero conversion using these pieces.
6th edition boxed set Bret. KoTR helmet and shoulder pad with a fleur de lyse
6th edition Bret. Men at Arms wine flask and sword in scabbard with a key
5th edition High Elves Korhill upper body, hands and lion cloak
5th edition Bret. plastic KoTR lower body
5th edition shield with a seal made of the green stuff and some vows glued underneath it. Also, 6th edition M@A's sword is glued to the underside of the shield.
Right now I'm torn as to what sort of great weapon to give him. Thinking about disarming the Warhammer Quest priest and giving the knight his hammer but I don't know if that'd look right. A couple other options I've given thought are maybe taking the ball and chain from a goblin fanatic or the flail from an empire flagellent or a greatsword's sword.
That's my most recent conversion idea. Anybody want to share any of theirs?
I got a box of skeletons and a box of dark elf warriors to mix them and make 16 sylvanian crossbowmen and 20 sylvanian halberds, dead dark elves being the theme. There was an excellent army in WD a while ago with dead high elves.
I have things such as a guy missing half his head, an arrow sticking through one, cuts through armour and bone for wounds, a cool looking model on his knees arms raised like he's victorious, of course I had to finally include a model crawling out of the ground... And the head for my halberd champion is the banner top for dark elves, it is a DE helmet with a skeleton face in it. I made the whole back of the head out of greenstuff.
I'm planning on making some Camelmen from Araby. It's a new race I made up! They use throwing darts as their main weapon! They wear turbans! And they're not afraid of Khemri Undead because they've seen them before! I will convert skaven models by removing their tails and adding two humps on their backs! It's going to be SOOO cool!
Ave Dominus Nox!
Sounds pretty cool. Do you have any of your stuff online Strewert?
btw, if you're looking into making that undead elf army bigger there's a ton of bits on ebay right now. Some guy selling around 50 DE warriors for $25 and there were a few bitz boxes filled with undead parts scattered around.
Right now I'm just starting to learn how to use the greenstuff well. Up until now I just used it to fill gaps but on my current conversion I'm using it to make pouches, seals and so on.
My only problem with it is, when I use it to fill the slight gap between the knight's head and the body (the neck is on a 60 degree angle and I want the head to look forward instead of down) I can't trim the excess because I either rip it rather than cut it or it pops the head off, even when I'm being gentle.
Unfortunately I don't have a digital camera yet, so no pics. Hopefully sometime soon I will be able to get hold of one and get some pictures up.
I'm not sure if I want the whole army to be Elf themed or just a couple of units... My vampire lord has a dark elf sword, coz it was huge and looked cool, my thrall is eltharion so I suppose I am going for mostly elf themed...
I'm not sure how your conversion will look like Marvin, but when I want to make a new neck I usually glue in a trimmed bit of sprue between the head and body. That way everything stays where I want it.
When it's dry I push in greenstuff into the neck and push it around until it looks good. It's better to use too little rather than too much since it's easier to add more than to remove.
For a great weapon I recommend a greatsword. No other weapon spells out 'Knight' more than a sword. Greatswords were moderately popular during the historical period that Brettonians are based on although a polearm could work too, but I'd definately use a sword. Search for "sword" on mailorder for suitable bits, you'll have a few hundred to choose between :)
I fixed the neck problem. Had to cut and file a groove into the body so I could get the helmet to fit perfect. And as of today I cut off the sword from my old Knight Errant champion since it's exactly the same size as a regular questing knight model's sword. I plan on using that but first I need to find my pinvice...
I've completed the painting of the model's shield and lion cloak. The shield is black white and red in an upside down 'V' pattern and his sword is held onto the shield by a long length of snakeskin or lizardman hide. I didn't want to go for rope or cloth so I used a thin strip of greenstuff made by pressing a file down on it. Tonight I'll be glueing a dark red wax seal onto the shield with the knight's vows written on them.
The lion cloak I used about 6 colors total.
Undercoated black, painted the inside of the cloak with bleached bone, highlighted with bronzed flesh + bleached bone. painted the padding on the paws dark grey and the claws white with snakebite leather highlights.
started out painting the fur with bronzed flesh, highlighted with a mixture of bestial brown + bleached bone. Painted the mane of the lion bestial brown, eyes a very dark grey and teeth white.
Hello, I just used a normal camera and scanned the Sylvanians so here they are. The halberdiers aren't finished, so only a couple are there, and I didn't have much film so I only took photos of the more interesting ones.
Obviously I haven't painted them yet, I'm too lazy... This is the first time I've photographed warhammer miniatures, so I hope they are clear and the links work...
Any good? I haven't done much converting and this was my first experience with green stuff...
The pictures came out well and they are nice models.
Very nice models, Strewert. I'm impressed.