Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Miniature Conversion / Modifying Miniatures

In my research I have discovered modifying miniatures is called Miniature Conversion. In my last post it was pretty basic chop up a marine and blue tack him together to get the feel I was looking for.

Pinned the joints that I have cut, green stuffed the angles that I'm happy with and left it to set.
 I also put a magnet in his torso and waist so I could see how he looks with out going blue tack mad.

I have a fair amount of trouble getting the stance looking good, I had to widen it so it was equal to his shoulder as it was looking a bit out before.I've raided the Sean Connery head head from another kit, will need some TLC as there is a tiny mould line down the right side of his face.
I'm really starting to think about a banner for him to hold rather than the gun, it might loose the original concept, although if you lasted the night with monsters looking at you for dinner I think it would be a victorious morning.

Space Wolf Rune Priest Update

Looking at the base for the priest I just felt it needed to have that one last highlight so I did it, I think it looks a lot better now.

Happy Painting :)


  1. Thank you so much for your compliment. It's a pleasure to be inspired others :)
    I love the concept of your mini and the stance looks better than last post in my opinion.
    I'm looking forward to see more :)

  2. The base looks great, Stick to the plan with the marine, no banner - make him the focus and use your idea of dramatic lighting to force the mood. i think it will be a good exercise to see what you can do with just the humble marine :)