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 Post subject: Dallo's Goblin Town Conversions and Painting Log
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:00 pm 
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Hi all,

Having returned to SBG at the end of last year, I have set myself the (perhaps ambitious) goal of having a fully painted and based army that I can be proud of. More specifically, I have decided I would like to have a Goblin Town army where no two models are alike.

This log is intended to document my (likely intermittent)journey. I am currently playing with my Goblins in a battle company campaign, so expect them to crop up at some point.

For now I wanted to start by showing off three conversions I have completed.

The first of these was a simple weapon swap using the axe head from the two handed weapon.

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Please excuse the mold lines as I haven't got around to cleaning the models yet. The plan is to base the force using Generation Shift Bases.

The next conversion features one of my battle company members (the painted hand goblin), who has recently been promoted to a hero. The conversion was again a simple weapon swap, this time using a flaming brand from the Uruk Hai Demolition Team Sprue.

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The final conversion for this post was a bit more involved. I have given this model an orc banner. In games of Battle Companies, it will be the company banner and in normal games, the model will just be a regular goblin. The banner is pinned in two places, so it is reasonably secure, if a little top heavy.

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This is a conversion that has been on my mind since I first saw this goblin model as it looks perfectly posed for a banner. I'm not sure what emblem to paint onto the banner. Perhaps a mountain range with a stylised eye? Suggestions and C&C are welcome.

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Dallo
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Very nice. Ihave been working on some conversions tooand will post them when finished.

I searched for ideas for my banner bearer and found:
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Thanks for the post and banner suggestion.

I'll try and get a few more photos up today.
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Here are two more conversions and the base model. The model on the right was briefly a Sgt in my Battle Company before the model was replaced with the resin Captain model, who will probably appear in a future post. That model was a simple arm swap with Grinnah.

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The model with the flail was a slightly more involved conversion.The flail was shortened and reposed, with another goblin providing the left armfor this conversion.

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As you can see, the greenstuff is still a little rough and will need cleaning but on the whole, I'm pretty happy with this conversion. I like how the model interacts with two different levels of the base.

What do you folks think? Do you have a favourite so far, or any suggestions for conversion ideas? Currently I'm working on a prototype concept for a bowman, which I don't think I've seen done before.

C&C welcome.

Dallo
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These are really cool. I especially like your banner bearer.

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Thanks for the kind words GreatKhanArtist.

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I like them a lot, pretty seamless already, will be even more so when painted I am sure!
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The banner bearer is an awesome conversion! Perhaps if you glued some plasticine or a few small washers underneath his base, it could remedy his top heaviness - that looks like a lot of pewter on top of a little plastic!

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Nice work! Love seeing conversions for this hobby.
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Thanks for the kind words guys. Please do keep commenting if you like what you see. It's a great help with motivation levels.

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Here is one of my Battle Company Sgt's. He's been a bit annoying in his progression rolls. I've rolled him on Evil and Leadership as I wanted to give him a bit of character with those cool special rules. He seems determined to thwart these plans having rolled three sixes, which have given him three might and two will. Certainly useful, but not necessarily all that interesting.

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The simple conversion was one of necessity as his original Finecast sword was bent beyond repair.

Next we have my poor handicapable goblin who was killed in his very first outing, not even earning a single point of experience. :sad: I suppose several Easterling kataphrakts and an angry cave troll will do that to most things.

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The base model is pretty awkward to convert, so I'm not sure how I'll convert the third version of this pose. Still, I'm pretty happy how he turned out. Suggestions for conversions are welcome. The hook comes from spares from a Dark Eldar raider from 40k.

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Apologies for the bad photos. I'm still working on my photo setup and could probably do with a second lamp.

I'm hoping to get a game or two of Battle Companies tomorrow evening, so I'll try to get a few photos.

C&C welcome as always.

Dallo
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Just a quick post tonight.

Here's the goblin I've been working on for the past while.

Any ideas where I'm going with him?

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He's still rough in places, but I think he's shaping up nicely.

That particular base model is quite awkward to base due to having very little flat foot to pin, so I tried to get as much base/foot contact as possible and then just super glued it without pinning as the feet really aren't in an easy pose to pin. Hopefully it'll stay together.

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Given that some goblins come with rocks on the tab attached to their feet, I thought I'd use them to break up some of the bases and try to reduce the number of identical bases in the army. I'll probably mix in some of the Lake Town bases for a bit of variety.

C&C welcome.

Dallo
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