Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Project Fimir-Musician

Similar to the standard bearer, this guy was again a pretty easy conversion job.  
 Lowered the left arm, re-positioned and then added the femur drum stick from a 3rd generation of Golgfag's Ogre Mercenaries. 
The same model supplied the drum on his side as well.  Similar head conversion as the standard bearer, just a different topknot from what I think is a Chaos Space Marine head.  The weapon is a chaos sword from a chaos knight.  I have not been able to source the origin on that one yet and to be honest not sure if I will keep it or swap it out for a different sword.   
Overall I like the conversions.  I only wish that I had the unarmored head so I could make some copies of it and do some additional conversion work for variety.  I'd also like some tail variety but I don’t see that in my future.  Not bad for a group of figures that I had initially written off as junk due to their re-cast status.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Project Fimir-Standard

Again based off the same Fimir warlord figure.  A little less conversion on this one.
Cut the right arm off, re-positioned it lower and did a weapons head swap with the mace that is typically in the left hand.  Removed the left weapon for the standard.  Head is a simple cutting of the original crest and replacing it with the topknot from an Ork plastic head.
The banner started off as, yep you guessed it one of my wife's earrings.  See a pattern here?  To be honest, they are a great base for a variety of things so you should always give them a look when your significant other drags you out on a shopping trip.  One piece of advice, it is always better to buy them specifically for this purpose and not after she has acquired them to wear!  The hand at the top is from a 2nd generation Bloodthirster and some cheap chain.  Another great source for chain is costume jewelry or in this case a gumball machine.  For a stretch there they were selling this very cheap jewelry in the prize ball and for 50 cents, you cannot beat them for modeling!   I wanted the shaft of the standard to look like it was made out of bones.  It is a two piece with the lower section being made out of brass tubing covered with bits from a variety of skeleton and zombie kits.  The upper part is a brass rod covered with the same bits.  It fits in and out of the brass tubing so that I can remove it to store separately.   The skulls hanging from the chain are from the 40k Khorne Berserker set.  Overall an easy conversion which should be fun to paint.