Arthadan’s conversions

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Art Gallery of Mayor Samwise Arthadan’s conversions

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  • #444
    Arthadan
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    I’ve made an experiment with one of the old rohirrim horse, I’ve cut the only standing leg and pinned it to be sure it will support the weight:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_caballoc.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_caballoc.jpg[/imgz]

    Tomorrow I’ll add some putty to cover the joint. And then I’ll paint it… some day. As you can see, I’ve mounted it on a base taller than normal so it can look good with its taller brothers.

    But that’s not all, I’ve drilled a hole in the bridle (under de horse’ snout) until sepparing them:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_caballo2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_caballo2.jpg[/imgz]

    It was my first time with a Dremel drilling machine (I took the photos just after drilling, as you can see for all the lead dust on the table :lol:) and I’m quite happy with the results.

    Now, some real conversions. I’ve got one spare M384 (Haradam and Ranger fighting) and I decided to separate them. This is the result so far:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_parejat.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_parejat.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_pareja2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_pareja2.jpg[/imgz]

    I need to sculpt the left hand and the shield straps to the haradan and the right hand to the ranger (I’ll use a Reaper sword).

    Sorry for the poor photos, I’ll try to improve them next time. Comments are welcome, of course.

    #8046
    Arthadan
    Participant

    I’ve made an experiment with one of the old rohirrim horse, I’ve cut the only standing leg and pinned it to be sure it will support the weight:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_caballoc.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_caballoc.jpg[/imgz]

    Tomorrow I’ll add some putty to cover the joint. And then I’ll paint it… some day. As you can see, I’ve mounted it on a base taller than normal so it can look good with its taller brothers.

    But that’s not all, I’ve drilled a hole in the bridle (under de horse’ snout) until sepparing them:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_caballo2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_caballo2.jpg[/imgz]

    It was my first time with a Dremel drilling machine (I took the photos just after drilling, as you can see for all the lead dust on the table :lol:) and I’m quite happy with the results.

    Now, some real conversions. I’ve got one spare M384 (Haradam and Ranger fighting) and I decided to separate them. This is the result so far:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_parejat.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_parejat.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_pareja2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_pareja2.jpg[/imgz]

    I need to sculpt the left hand and the shield straps to the haradan and the right hand to the ranger (I’ll use a Reaper sword).

    Sorry for the poor photos, I’ll try to improve them next time. Comments are welcome, of course.

    #8047
    jdbrown55
    Participant

    They look good so far, Arthadan! Can’t wait to see the finished result.:)

    #8060
    Turambar
    Participant

    I think I have to finish this bottle of single Islay Malt Whiskey first, to see the pics in a clear way . . . :D ;)

    #8065
    Theobald
    Participant

    Laphroag? Lagavulin? Bunnahabhain? Bowmore? Caol Ila? Ardbeg? … what is it that keeps you from focusing matters, Master Rita.de? … besides, these Malts are not meant to ‘be finished’, as you said. You should never haste a Malt being drunk, mind that, please.

    #8067
    Arthadan
    Participant

    I’m afraid is not the lack of Malt what makes the images blury, Master Rita.de. I’ll have a new camera for Christmas if this guy do not forget:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_gollum-is-back–348681.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_gollum-is-back–348681.jpg[/imgz]

    Didn’t he use to have a beard? Hummm…

    #8068
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    (as a side note master Arthadan) you should learn how to use the upload image functionnality of this forum in order to generate thumbnails when posting , like others do :) that would be easier for reading and see your pics inside your posts :)

    #8069
    Arthadan
    Participant

    Thanks to point me that one, Master Gildor.

    #8073
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    Really cool conversions! Very creative separating those figures! :)

    #8076
    Turambar
    Participant

    Oh Master Theobald, you know such liquids . . . could have known this . . .
    Well I prefer Ardbeg and Laphroaig. There is a Laphroaig rests some time in a Sherry-barrel, excelent.
    Be sure, I never haste drinking those liquid treasures, Master Tree . . .

    #8078
    Theobald
    Participant

    I guess I know, Master Rita.de … rhuoommm just feel fine, that’s all there is …. huoommm …

    #8102
    Arthadan
    Participant

    Quick update (shield strips sculpted):

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_haradan.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_haradan.jpg[/imgz]

    They need some gentle sanding when the putty cures. Next time I’ll sculpt the fingers.

    Ranger has a rough hand shape for now, so it’s not too interesting to see at the moment.

    #8110
    Turambar
    Participant

    Good work, Master Arthadan. Especially I like that detail concerning shield-thongs very much indeed !
    At the moment I try similar things . . . but didnĀ“t reach an sophisticated result . . . :rolleyes:

    #8111
    Arthadan
    Participant

    Thanks, Master Rita.de and Master OriginalAragorn.

    I can offer some tips for sculpting shield straps:

    – Don’t use greenstuff (it’s too rubbery for this), better try Miliput (I use the grey one).
    – Let the putty dry a little, so it has more consistency and is easier to cut the strips.
    – Press the tip of a propelling pencil for making ribbets.

    Good luck with your shields!

    #8112
    Turambar
    Participant

    Meanwhiling I use Milliput aswell. Thank you for the advice, Master Arthadan. This Greenstuff is really . . .awful . . . to be moderate . . .

    #8167
    Thingol
    Participant

    It is really nice to see figures made nad converted like this one are. I think that the paint will get them a new shine. Excellent work Master Arthadan….

    #8725
    Arthadan
    Participant

    I took my time, but here is the Ranger. I took pics of the Haradrim also, but they’re too blury (I’m still learning how to use my new cam). I have to to the cross-guard longer, but other than that is finished.

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_ranger1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_ranger1.jpg[/imgz] [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_ranger2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_ranger2.jpg[/imgz] [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_ranger3.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_ranger3.jpg[/imgz] [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_ranger4.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_ranger4.jpg[/imgz]

    #8726
    Thingol
    Participant

    very interesting attacking pose…. !!! really nice ;)

    #8730
    Turambar
    Participant

    Looks very good, Master Arthadan. I follow Master Thingol: interesting attacking pose.
    And for me who is absolutely unable to mould anything: very good sculpting job for the sword.
    I like the “typology” of that sword.

    #8733
    hsf62
    Participant

    Good Job Arthadan, it’s nice to see other’s work!

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