Friday, 15 September 2017

Separated at birth

A second tough, badass warrior woman in a row!

You may remember the female Barbarian I painted for my HeroQuest (or you may not, hence this link). The thing is that I loved the pose of the mini so much that I got two copies, with a specific idea in mind: I was doing an adventurer for RT settings.

I didn't have a clear idea of what was I specifically aiming for, so I let it flow and begun to add stuff from the bits box. This is the result:

-Hey sis. -Hey sis.

Let's have some close-ups. As you can see the general attitude remains (well, that was what called my eye in the first place).

Nothing screams 40K as a ridiculosly bulky bionic eye
Main change was cutting the shield away. I sculpted a crude wristband and added an autogun (from a Necromunda weapons sprue?).

Shoulder pads with skulls is also a hint that this is 40K
I also replaced the axe with a combat knife, which looked much more in place:

Oh, and a greenstuff wire thing. That eye really needs power supply
Finally a Death Korps of Krieg backpack and this is pretty much it, we have a low-tech barbarian ready to live some adventures in the grimdark millenium blah blah

Smart casual dress code
The face sculpt looked good enough to me to try dark skin. I mean, it didn't tell me that clearly 'caucasian'. Lips and nose weren't ultra thin, half of the face was covered by the bionic eye and I think the experiment worked good enough. I also read the clothes differently from the original, and used the full longcoat idea, which also works fine. You may see some attempt of embroidery pattern so it didn't look too flat. Red and yellow were almost default colours to roguetraderise the mini, but now I miss some checkers :P

It's a very simple conversion, not much greenstuff was used on her, it's been more a matter of kitbashing. Thing is I'm using quite a bit of greenstuff these days as I'm working an a wider project (unrelated to this lady). I hope I'll be able to show something next week.
See you then!

14 comments:

  1. Pues ha quedado genial
    la verdad es que la mini podría colar como original, casi no se nota la conversión así que enhorabuena :)

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias, todo un halago! Cuando vi la mini en la web de Hasslefree supe que quería hacer una aventurera de estilo Rogue Trader. La conversión realmente es sencilla, pero es que la mini original es buenísima.

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  2. Nice job mate, she looks great! Good vision to spot the potential there ;-)

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    1. Thanks! The mini is fantastic, I immediately knew I wanted to do something with her, though at first I really didn't had a clear idea of what exactly to do. It wasn't until I begun to stick stuff to her that I saw the endstate :D

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  3. That is a great conversion. From the pics, I never would have guessed the source was a Fantasy figure.

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    1. Thank you! That's the appeal in 40K settings, you can certainly use a medieval fantasy mini and it will work with little effort. I'm exploiting that for the project I currently have in hands. I'll hopefully have something to show soon... ;)

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    1. Thanks! It was fun turning this mini into something totally different :)

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  5. That is great! keeps the feel of the figure, but moves it nicely to the 40k side of things. I like the classic autogun, although it might be hard to fire without a stock!

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    1. Thank you! I'm afraid that piece got lost through the years. I tried to sculpt one with greenstuff, but the position of the elbow and the whole arm made it really difficult. Dammit, you noticed!! :D

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  6. Great conversion mate. Love this sort of thing.

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    1. Thank you! It was really quick & fun to do, I enjoy doing unexpected stuff with minis :D
      (Ehrm. That sounded really bad...)

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  7. Kit-bashing or creative sculpts from scratch ... you always make those minis look so much better! :)

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    1. Well, thank you! I try to turn them into something interesting :)

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