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Firstly, i apologise for discussing this issue in yet another thread! my request is a little different and i dindnt want to hijack one of the other active threads while there were issues outstanding.
[Disclaimer: if you think this should be in the modeling/conversion forum, my apologies, feel free to move it]
I too am going to be converting some Black Knights soon, most likly using the bretonian knights + grave guard torso, heads and shields idea; however being a cautious type i would love to get some feedback in the form of images from people who have already done this or somthing similar so i can be sure the idea is sound.
Dont be shy, show us your masterpieces
Will get something to you this weekend hopefully. I am going to convert Grave Guard and Khemri tomb-kings horsemen into Black Knights....
Problem with using the Bretonnian horses/lower torsos is that the armour is too clean. Needs a lot of "scruffing up" to look as un-uniform as the riders of the standard Black Knights
Well, here you go - not very clear, but you get the general gist. Only around half the horses will have barding, that should be enough for WYSIWYG purposes to count as barding...
The basics is to cut the torso section off a skellie horseman, and then file down to the pelvis. File the grave guard spinal column at an angle so that it sits at a forward angle (otherwise he'll look like he's leaning back). Et voila, a Black Knight is born.
For the horses, there are plenty of tutorials, but I went one step further and carved the face plates off the empire horses as well. Sorry about the quality, my camera ain't great at close-ups...
Last edited by kithre; October 2nd, 2008 at 09:04.
The horses are converted out of Empire horse heads - I basically gouged out and filed down an empire horese head until I was left only with the armoured face-plates - the first horse has only a top-plate, the other horse consists of the top-plate and cheek-plates. I pared-down the Skeletal steed heads until they fitted flush with the metal plates (the eye-sockets are the biggest pain..) and then glued them in place. The second horse has had its spike replaced by a spear-blade from the skellie sprue.
Those look really good! I'm converting mine, too, but my process isn't nearly as involved. I'm using Empire horses and legs (I have some Bret legs that I will use for one group, too) and then GG torsos, heads, shields and arms. For the actual lances I'm using a combination of old BK lances and modified Empire lances with GG swords on the ends.
I can't wait to see those painted!
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I am doing all the horses in the unit first. I have just started with a cloth barded version - the cloth barding being cut up in teh same way to sit on the skeleton steed.