Final configuration 1/72 High Elf Cav

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Final configuration 1/72 High Elf Cav

Post by Gunner Dunbar » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:34 pm

Hi guys

Firstly these will be converted, repainted and based, please read on.

So I succumbed to the long fought off temptation to start a 1/72 Fantasy project, I need another project like a hole in the head (I have 28mm Fantasy and a very large 15mm Fantasy collection already) but I just love converting, and the conversion possibilities in the 1/72 plastic ranges are just to good to pass up.
Having limited funds, I will keep this project limited to small skirmish sized forces, so to start with I have ordered 3 boxes of Dark Alliance figs, (modern Amazon infantry, Cimmurian infantry and half orc infantry) 1 Caesar minis adventurers box, and a Caesar Greek hoplites box (I will do a separate post as to why hoplites later)
While waiting for these to arrive I went searching for figs I already own that could be pressganged into this project, and found some perfect halflings, these are 15mm Essex medieval figures, they are already sculpted a little chubby, so will work well, I will add some green stuff details (pot bellies, maybe bare feet if I have the skill) then re paint them, thinking of a green/yellow scheme, not sure how I should base these, I'm thinking that I would like to do this project with individual bases, but that I may do the halflings 4 to a base, with some characters individually based, the plastic German is there for scale, all thoughts/comments welcome.
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http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/172-hafling-army.html
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Re: Gunners 1/72 Fantasy project

Post by Gunner Dunbar » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:48 am

Hi guys

I have been toying with this in my mind for a while, was tossing up whether to do it in 15mm or 28mm, and finally settled on 1/72nd plastics, I imagine this group is on a quest from their far off island Hellenistic civilisation to find a lost magical item and have vowed to not return until they find it, they have been wandering the world (D&D/Warhammer type world rather than classical Greek mythology type world) for a decade or more, their traditional clothing/body armour has worn down and been replaced by local stuff, but they proudly hang onto their shields and helms.
Figs used, Dasrk allience Cimmerian set 2, and Modern Amazons set 1 bodies, Caesar Miniatures Greek Warriors heads and shields.
I still need to clean the figs up a bit, add some more green stuff detail and tart the bases up, these will be used in a cold climate setting like frostgrave, thinking of also doing a Norse warband using the same Cimmerians converted with Viking heads/shields.
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http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/172nd-grecian-fantasy-adventurerswar.html
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Re: Gunners 1/72 Fantasy project, Grecian Warband 11/01

Post by Gunner Dunbar » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:33 pm

Hi guys

So after finishing the conversion work on my fantasy Greek Hoplites (shield decals arrived today, so will be painting them soon) I decided to work on some chaos warrior conversions, I wanted a group of at least 10 heavily armoured warriors (I will also do lighter chaos marauders) so here are 10 warriors and a standard bearer, will now work on a champion, want to make him a little larger than the rest, these aren't quite finished, want to swap out some of the weapons, and clean up some area, they're not perfect, but they will do, all comments welcome.
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http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/172nd-chaos-warriors-wip.html
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Re: 1/72 Chaos warriors

Post by Gunner Dunbar » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:27 pm

Hi guys

I've nearly finished my chaos champion, he was originally the standard bearer from the dark alliance half orc set, I cut him in half and added 2mm to his height, I'm thinking of removing his hair and making him a baldy, I swapped out the standard for a head, and changed his orc sword to an axe, not the best pic, but what do you think? should I make any changes?
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Re: 1/72 Chaos champion WIP

Post by Midshipman Easy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:52 pm

Great conversions. I love doing this sort of thing myself but I find I have to be really motivated to it.

Can't wait to see them painted.
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Re: 1/72 Chaos champion WIP

Post by Gunner Dunbar » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:17 am

Hi guys

(note: this battle group will be auctioned of when finished, all proceeds will be donated to feeding the homeless in Jesus's name)

These have a lot of work to be done before painting can start, they are the start of a High elf battle group, which will consist of 6 Cav, 10 spear, 10 swords, 10 archers, and 1 each of champion/general, standard barer, musician, and mage.
Still need to add an armoured skirt, helm plumes, bow and quiver, neck armour on some horses, shoulder armour, swords, shields, lances and pennants.
I'm thinking of painting them white and light turquoise similar to my 15mm eldar conversions, but going with a really light turquoise.
Base figures used were Zvezda Napoleonic Russian guard cossacks, and Caesar Greek heads.
All comments welcome.
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http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/172-high-elf-cav-wip-conversions.html
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Re: 1/72 High Elf Cav WIP conversions

Post by Gunner Dunbar » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:27 am

Hi guys

These still have a bit of work to be done, gauntlets, bow and quiver, lance and pennant, and a plume on the horses head, the pics are blown up double size, so the imperfections stand out, they are not that bad in person.
How do the shields look? they are only tacked on so can be changed, do they look Elven enough? also looking at adding some detail to the leaders helm, maybe some dragon wings? all comments welcome.
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http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/172-elven-cavalry-wip-2.html
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Re: 1/72 High Elf Cav WIP conversions part 2

Post by Gunner Dunbar » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:40 pm

Hi guys

(note: this battle group will be auctioned of when finished, all proceeds will be donated to feeding the homeless in Jesus's name)(note: this battle group will be auctioned of when finished, all proceeds will be donated to feeding the homeless in Jesus's name)

OK, so I have changed the shields (much better I feel) and added the last bits of details, just need to add feathers to the arrows, add a couple of lances, then base, I will mount the lance pennants after painting the figure, how are the new shields? all comments welcome.
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http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/final-configuration-172-high-elf-cav.html
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