Bones Trolls and Ogre converted for Blood Bowl
Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:42 PM
Green stuff worked as it has on plastic and metal. It's stickiest at the beginning, so get it stuck on early, and you can still work it as it sets. When you still have some left, and it's less sticky, it's still practical to do big things like plates, but don't try straps as it's a good way to get frustrated.
I am still very new to green stuff, so if you have any suggestions for how to improve, please feel free to share.
This is the ogre chieftain, I removed the club from the shoulder and hand, carved out that fist, scraped off the mammoth from the belly plate, and gave him a leather helmet.
This troll is going to go with the orc team I converted from some old mono pose black orcs, and some 3rd ed 40k orcs. The plate with the horn on it I did in 3 steps, the other pad I did in one step, and it's not terribly smooth. The straps and belly plate were done in several steps.
This is one of the trolls for the goblin team I would like to make soon. One of the spikes on the wrist band has fallen off. It didn't harden for some reason, so I'll have to sculpt another one. The knuckle spike thing was done in one step, next time I'd do it in at least two steps. The spike on the helmet isn't great, any hints would be great on this tricky item. The plank on the stomach nailed to him was inspired from the Cyanide game.
(This guy was also a bit warped forward, so I trimmed the back of the base, and propped up the front.)
This is the other troll for the future goblin team. Leather helmet, with knee and elbow pads, makes for a pretty simple conversion, but hopefully he is suitable.
Any advice, or suggestions are welcome. Please be gentle. I am still new to green stuff, and I've never converted flexible miniatures (Bones are sort of rubbery) before either. Not being able to file, and needing to use a knife for everything is very weird.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:10 PM
Check out the photography forum for tips regarding the yellowing of the pics. It could be the background or your lighting or some arcane F-stop thingamajig.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:35 PM
I'll check out the forum, the amount I know about photography could fit on a very small piece of paper, in very large writing :P
My walls are yellow, and the light bulb is a bog standard old incandecent one, so that is probably 99% of the issue. I'll have to see about getting a new bulb when I next go to the hardware store.
Once I fix the broken model, I'll set about painting them.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:42 PM
It's been interesting figuring out the green stuff. Doing it in multiple steps over days seems to work better than single steps, but I'm still trying to figure out how to get things done. People show off those beautiful miniatures where all the shaping is perfect, and smooth, and I am trying to figure out how they got loops, and straps, and buckles done, let alone smooth LOL
Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:16 AM
Hey there kericmason, congrats for some really nice work on that GS!
Any progress on this project you could share?
It would be really helpfull if you could share a couple of pics of those guys next to other BB figures (for scale), as I've been wondering how if they'd fit in 30mm round bases for that same porpuse (Blood Bowl).
Thanks, and sorry for the threadomancy!
Edited by Axtklinge, 10 October 2013 - 06:18 AM.
Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:40 AM
Love it, especially the guy with knee/elbow pads.
Naturally, he died because a wizard exploded.
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