Thursday is going to be my day to post about topics related to my campaign. The topics could range from miniatures, mapping, world development, game play scenarios, etc.
Today I am talking about minis, and in particular modding them. I am by no means an artist, or sculptor but I figured I should try my hand at it. The base minis I choose are Reaper’s Prince Danithal from the Warlord series, to be the mini for the party’s new Elven ranger. Next I choose Daereth, Royal Guard, also from the Warlord series, for the party’s Elven paladin.
The PC who, plays the ranger choose to go down the two weapon fighting path. He fights with a long sword and a light mace. I used a morning star weapon from the Reaper weapon rack though. It was easier to mod onto the hand than the small maces. I clipped the sword off at the hilt, and filed it flat. Next I drilled the hand so it could receive the pin that was already on the morning star.
The PC who plays the paladin fights with a heavy mace and shield. I cut Daereth’s hand and sword off. I used green stuff to mold a new hand to hold the mace. I also used a bit to hold the shield arm on.
So there you have my modded minis, next it is off to touch up, primer, and paint for them. Is it Bones time yet?
I want to take a moment to to address the whole Games Workshops/space marines issue. My initial response was less than civilized (think a Dwarf getting kicked out of an all you can eat buffet before he had all he could eat), but I won’t repeat that here. As a business owner I understand wanting to protect your rights but this goes beyond that. It would be one thing if the author was writing about a space marine in the Warhammer 40K world but they weren’t. It would be like someone trying to trademark elves or dwarves they are concepts that are part of the common mythos. Our love of fantasy and sci-fi didn’t come from some miniatures game it came from the books, the movies, the TV shows and cartoons. They are an industry profiting off of the ground work laid by Sci-fi writers that came before them. I was on the fence about buying some 40k stuff but not gonna happen now. Should they decide to pull their head out of their asses then maybe. I urge you all to put your wallets where our outrage is and stop buying their products.
Here is a link to Games Workshop contact page.