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#1 Fri, Nov27 2009 11:10pm

Arthadan
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Arthadan's conversions

I've made an experiment with one of the old rohirrim horse, I've cut the only standing leg and pinned it to be sure it will support the weight:

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Tomorrow I'll add some putty to cover the joint. And then I'll paint it... some day. As you can see, I've mounted it on a base taller than normal so it can look good with its taller brothers.

But that's not all, I've drilled a hole in the bridle (under de horse' snout) until sepparing them:

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It was my first time with a Dremel drilling machine (I took the photos just after drilling, as you can see for all the lead dust on the table lol) and I'm quite happy with the results.

Now, some real conversions. I've got one spare M384 (Haradam and Ranger fighting) and I decided to separate them. This is the result so far:

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I need to sculpt the left hand and the shield straps to the haradan and the right hand to the ranger (I'll use a Reaper sword).

Sorry for the poor photos, I'll try to improve them next time. Comments are welcome, of course.

Last edited by Arthadan (Sat, Nov28 2009 6:17pm)


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#2 Sat, Nov28 2009 3:01am

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Re: Arthadan's conversions

They look good so far, Arthadan! Can't wait to see the finished result.smile


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#3 Sat, Nov28 2009 3:59pm

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Re: Arthadan's conversions

I think I have to finish this bottle of single Islay Malt Whiskey first, to see the pics in a clear way . . . big_smile wink


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#4 Sat, Nov28 2009 4:37pm

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Re: Arthadan's conversions

Laphroag? Lagavulin? Bunnahabhain? Bowmore? Caol Ila? Ardbeg? ... what is it that keeps you from focusing matters, Master Rita.de? ... besides, these Malts are not meant to 'be finished', as you said. You should never haste a Malt being drunk, mind that, please.

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#5 Sat, Nov28 2009 5:19pm

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I'm afraid is not the lack of Malt what makes the images blury, Master Rita.de. I'll have a new camera for Christmas if this guy do not forget:

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Didn't he use to have a beard? Hummm...

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#6 Sat, Nov28 2009 6:02pm

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Re: Arthadan's conversions

(as a side note master Arthadan) you should learn how to use the upload image functionnality of this forum in order to generate thumbnails when posting , like others do smile that would be easier for reading and see your pics inside your posts smile


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#7 Sat, Nov28 2009 6:11pm

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Thanks to point me that one, Master Gildor.


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#8 Sat, Nov28 2009 11:52pm

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Re: Arthadan's conversions

Really cool conversions!  Very creative separating those figures!  smile


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#9 Sun, Nov29 2009 12:58am

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Oh Master Theobald, you know such liquids . . . could have known this . . .
Well I prefer Ardbeg and Laphroaig. There is a Laphroaig rests some time in a Sherry-barrel, excelent.
Be sure, I never haste drinking those liquid treasures, Master Tree  . . .


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#10 Sun, Nov29 2009 1:16am

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I guess I know, Master Rita.de ... rhuoommm just feel fine, that's all there is .... huoommm ...

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#11 Sun, Nov29 2009 6:09pm

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Re: Arthadan's conversions

Quick update (shield strips sculpted):

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They need some gentle sanding when the putty cures. Next time I'll sculpt the fingers.

Ranger has a rough hand shape for now, so it's not too interesting to see at the moment.


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#12 Mon, Nov30 2009 12:03am

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Good work, Master Arthadan. Especially I like that detail concerning shield-thongs very much indeed !
At the moment I try similar things . . . but didnīt reach an sophisticated result . . . roll


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#13 Mon, Nov30 2009 10:46am

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Re: Arthadan's conversions

Thanks, Master Rita.de and Master OriginalAragorn.

I can offer some tips for sculpting shield straps:

- Don't use greenstuff (it's too rubbery for this), better try Miliput (I use the grey one).
- Let the putty dry a little, so it has more consistency and is easier to cut the strips.
- Press the tip of a propelling pencil for making ribbets.

Good luck with your shields!

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#14 Mon, Nov30 2009 11:28am

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Meanwhiling I use Milliput aswell. Thank you for the advice, Master Arthadan. This Greenstuff is really . . .awful . . . to be moderate . . .


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#15 Tue, Dec1 2009 8:48am

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It is really nice to see figures made nad converted like this one are. I think that the paint will get them a new shine. Excellent work Master Arthadan....


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#16 Sun, Jan31 2010 3:10pm

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I took my time, but here is the Ranger. I took pics of the Haradrim also, but they're too blury (I'm still learning how to use my new cam). I have to to the cross-guard longer, but other than that is finished.

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#17 Sun, Jan31 2010 8:16pm

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very interesting attacking pose.... !!! really nice wink


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#18 Mon, Feb1 2010 12:04am

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Re: Arthadan's conversions

Looks very good, Master Arthadan. I follow Master Thingol: interesting attacking pose.
And for me who is absolutely unable to mould anything: very good sculpting job for the sword.
I like the "typology" of that sword.


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#19 Mon, Feb1 2010 9:41am

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Good Job Arthadan, it's nice to see other's work!


Where there is a will there is a way, just as there are no problems, only solutions! Guess it depends on ones own perspective of the matter at that time big_smile

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#20 Mon, Feb1 2010 8:36pm

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Thanks for sharing your work, Green stuff - Yuk! Magic Sculpt is my favourite and it tastes nicer than Miliput smile

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#21 Tue, Feb2 2010 9:17am

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Thanks all for you compliments!

Thanks for sharing your work, Green stuff - Yuk! Magic Sculpt is my favourite and it tastes nicer than Miliput

Yes, but Magic Sculpt neads to be baked. Too much hassle for my little conversions. wink


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#22 Tue, Feb2 2010 11:09pm

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Arthadan wrote:

Thanks all for you compliments!

Thanks for sharing your work, Green stuff - Yuk! Magic Sculpt is my favourite and it tastes nicer than Miliput

Yes, but Magic Sculpt neads to be baked. Too much hassle for my little conversions. wink

Not Magic sculpt Arthadan, Super Sculpey yes, but MS is a two part substance which supposedly has an infinite life - it can be blasted in the microwave to soften it up but i have forgotten for how long.

I find MS appears to hold detail better than Miliput.

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#23 Wed, Feb3 2010 12:08am

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. . . letīs found some mistakes here . . . tongue
Ha ha- where is the scabbard of this warrior . . .

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#24 Wed, Feb3 2010 8:27am

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wink I'm sure that master Arthadan will stick scabbard on this nice figure...

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#25 Wed, Feb3 2010 10:33am

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Of course I will, even if it's going to be no easy task with the cloack. I've figured out a position which may work, Also, I'll cut the handle of the knife in his belt, so the remaining scabbard would look like  is empty because the dagger in his left hand.

Thanks for pointing me out!

The haradrim has his scabbard is in the wrong side, but that's Mr. Tubb to blame. It wold be too much hassle to cut it from the leg and place it right, so I'm not going to change it (I'm not THAT picky).  lol

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