2015/07/20

Trolls and Skies the Prequel



So here are the backstory to what I was talking about in Trolls and skies


So this is back in time my first attempt at replicating a snow troll conversion (<-Link to old post about it) I had found.
Started sculpting some hair on the arms and replacing a jaw.
Back in current time. I tried to make a panorama of my current trolls in progress. The hulk in the middle only have his arms attached with smurf poo so far.
So I took the beefy arms from these: the rat ogres from The Island of Blood set.

I've got the Winter troll I'll try to convert up so he fits in a bit better, and then two more skull pass trolls. One might become crew member for my rock lobba, and the other one will get river troll arms.

More reports on the progress on these fellas when I get back to England.

2015/07/05

Skarsnik, Warlord of the Eight Peaks & Night Goblin Warboss on Great Cave Squig

Skarsnik and Gobbla. My favorite due in the Warhammer world. Think I might have two (Three if you count the old model) so will do some conversion with one of them.
If you haven't read Black Librarys Skarsnik by Guy Haley do it! It gives insight into the green culture and loads of backstory on Skarsnik and Gobbla.

Spoilers about fluff in End Times:

Gobbla needs some greenstuff for the parts doesn't go together without large gaps.
 Thought I squeeze this one in here. Fits with the theme.
Love the concept of this guy for the game. He still hasn't made any wonders on the table yet but I'll keep trying

2015/06/20

Fenrisian Wolves

I thought I better start getting through my queue of pictures so my thought was how about one regular post a month and one in the box post?
No need to worry I'm not planning on starting with warhammer 40k space wolfs. These are for my chariots and wolf riders.
The regular stuff. Basses will probably be good for trees. And I'm in denial for any other uses as for my fantasy... so no comments trying to convince me otherwise
Very dynamic and fancy compared to the old goblin wolfs.
Planning on giving them collars like the one in the giant box set with spikes.
A bit sad you're stuck with five poses but still you can probably mix up the heads a little. And fives better than two so won't complain.
So these in the box post I will write up in advance when I have time and schedule probably to come up in the beginning of the month. And then write regular posts in the middle or the end of the month as usual. So next post will probably be a in the box but after that (but still in July) will be a regular post.

2015/06/05

Trolls and Skies

Did some work on Yokohama (kyodo) minazo the snow troll. The white stuff is actually blue blue tack just looks white in the photo. The other day I learned the awesome name for it: Smurf poo, and so it shall be called henceforth.
Replaced the smurf poo with some green stuff. It was a pain to glue the bucket in place. Still need to fix a goldfish for him.
Ski poles for my skiers.
Other troll I've been working on. Sadly I realised I gave him the same pose as kyodo. Phone ringed when I was greenstuffing so tried to figure out what to do with the greenstuff so gave him a chain mail loincloth while on the phone. Not the best chain mail but my first attempt and it's greenskin so imperfect is a good thing.
Tried to assembled the metal troll with two handed club. Remember assemble metals? Oh kyodo some work done on his face but forgot to take pictures but will do when he got some more fur done.
Third skier on his way.

Some moustache action.
Trying to work out some fur. Not sure how to go about it. I haven't posted my first attempt yet still in the queue. Will try to get it up soon.

2015/05/25

Skiers continued

Some more work on the skiers.

Reposition of head on mr downhill. Been thinking I need to name these guys but think I'll wait until I get them finished for painting. Attatched skies to feets and feets to body. Have manage to break of on ski from the guy on the left. And talking about skies falling off, might add straps over the feet but feels a bit cramped. It looks like the left guys skies are a bit broad but they have been trimmed down now.
 First upperbody in place.
Starting to make some ski poles. Spears are actually quite crappy as ski poles but the alternatives didn't feel greenskin enough.
Another pair of skies. A mushroom. Tried out a wolf pelt cap for my snow troll. Some ski pole arms and torso number two in place.

2015/04/22

Dice Tin Hacks

Through out your dices I've found the true purpose of the dice tins Gw use to sell. To be honest you probably thrown away all your gw dice in rage reading the 9th ed rumors already.

In truly pedagogic fashion I don't have a picture of a dice tin but trust me they sold dice tins like this just with dice on the front instead. This is is a counters/markers set for spell effects and other stuff.
But look at this it's like they're made for keeping models you're working on inside.Painting project or converting doesn't matter, just magnetise your models and stick them on the side. Ok might not look that impressive but it's just the right size, they don't have room to slide around and they sit firmly and the tin is so small it can fit almost any pocket. I'm telling you it's the next thing in project transportation. Old gw dice tins, you heard it here first!
Yeah the hole transport thing was because I was traveling back to Sweden over easter, and back, so haven't done so much since last. But before I went away instead of finishing off one off all the projects laying around I thought why not start another new one... So since it summer here (at least swedish summer) lets make skies. This is old plastic cards (I think these were the old pay cards you had for phone booths), that I cut up and then heated up the end with some hot air from the electric heater to bend up the tip. Not the best angle to be able to see but they have the normal ski shape.



Cut up some of my trusty gobbos to get some nice poses. I'm planing 5-6 of them in different poses. These two are going to be two classical ski poses: the one on the left bent over heads up ski poles on the side, your typical downhill trying to build up some speed. And the one on the right got the one ski over the other cross problem, bending over cursing.

I'll have to try to finish off some projects and get back to painting.

2015/03/21

Seven Angels with Seven Trumpets

Still putting of working through the stuff in queue so here are some stuff I did yesterday.
Listen to a song for quite long ago where the lyrics talked about seven angels and seven trumpets, and got the idea about doing a filler strip with seven goblins playing trumpets.

There is 7 different spear men in the battle for skull pass set so it was meant to be. Looked through my bits box and picked out some trumpets.
Drilled out the bell a bit to make them look nicer. While looking into the origin (Revelation by John of Patmos) I found there is also an angel with a censer so will probably cut up another one and give him a censer, the more the merrier. So probably 5 trumpets on a regiment base and 3 lose 2 trumpets and a censer bearer.
Even drilled out the mouthpiece a bit, it won't be visible though...
Seen here in place...
Some foreshadowing of my trolls. Added ears on a couple of them. Since the battle for skull pass one have a damage ear.
Trying to fix a ogre club for a troll. Trolls have four fingers and ogres have five.
Found a nice accessory for one of my trolls, (throwback to old metal giant.) however the jaw flew off when I lay down the head so don't know if I'll be able to find it again.
The rest of the dark elf trumpet added. Don't know what to put in his other hand yet. And a troll puking.