View Full Version : Darklord v Jona 'free for all'

20-03-2014, 11:32 PM
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Deadline: Easter
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Let the games begin !

25-03-2014, 10:39 AM
Just quickly showing what I'll be working on, to get this started: a Skaven Grey Seer, converted from the Games Workshop Necromancer model. I started this model for a challenge on another forum, but it has stalled a bit since then. It's eventually going to get a display base to slot his 20mm one in, but for now I'm sticking to the small one. I hope I can finish it in time and to a quality that makes Brett sweat at least a little bit. :smile:

Initial concept sketch (parts of it are changed already):


In short, I really like the Necromancer model, and want to keep as much of it as possible, while converting him into Skaven iconography. For example, the staff, I'll be resculpting slightly to make it more triangular, but still use the same wood structures. Same goes for the skulls, which I've all replaced with Warpstones and bells. I think I'll be keeping the book and the blade, but suggestions are welcome.

Some conversion work in progress:




25-03-2014, 11:17 AM
looks great, this is going to be tough for me!
If it was me I might be tempted to make his robes more ragged and reduce the volume of them a little, just on the ends so easy enough to do.

there some mould line showing on his tail by the way.

Good start mate, looking forward to seeing it progress.

Mines actually finished just need to take pics.

I managed to bugger it up yesterday (sprayed varnish and it threw a load of pigment onto the robes so had to do a quick fix

25-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Thanks. You might be right about the robes; it might be another way to differentiate from the Necromancer model which still keeping the atmosphere. I'm looking forward to your pictures.

27-03-2014, 04:41 PM


28-03-2014, 11:25 AM
Great work, that. Very good use of a limited palette.
And the base is just superb.
I'll have to improve drastically, if I want to stand half a chance...

05-04-2014, 02:41 PM
As a quick update, I did some more conversion work, and built most of the base. Hopefully I'll get some pictures up monday.

09-04-2014, 06:26 PM
Quickly throwing the pictures of some earlier work in:



20-04-2014, 05:14 PM
I'm affraid I failed this one miserably, Brett; I haven't even finished the conversion work, due to less free time than I hoped, and being distracted by my latest little sculpting project. And the next few weeks aren't too promising either...
I'll still see whether I can finish this, but the victory is yours. My apologies!

20-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Well what's done looks great! Looking forward to seeing it completed at a later date.

21-04-2014, 09:04 AM
keep going mate no need to throw the result, I am in no rush, finish it when you finish it then we can vote.

23-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Okay, thanks man. I'll see how soon I can finish it, but it won't be for the first weeks I'm affraid.

26-05-2014, 07:34 PM
I finished the conversion and basework last week, and primed him. I'm also working on a diorama/plinth, but I'll leave that one out of the challenge as that would take another six months I guess. A very quick picture (note that his right arm is not attached, and is sitting on a cocktail stick behind him, hence the weird angles):


And the plinth in progress:


27-05-2014, 10:39 AM
I really like that conversion very cool indeed :D can't wait to see him with a lick of paint and some atmosphere!

27-05-2014, 10:46 AM
nice piece of wood should look nice mate

01-06-2014, 08:06 PM
Thanks both!
I'm planning something else with the piece of wood, but can't show that just yet...
I did get a little bit of painting done today, though; all very rough for now, except for the leather part of his robes (at the back), which I'm quite happy with for now, but will probably need some tweaking when the rest of the colours are there. Criticism is more than welcome!