So in a different thread there was a bit of a discussion on the uses of GW figures -in particular some of the Idoneth women- as conversion fodder. I've decided to show off one of the conversions I've been workin on using some of those parts, as well as a few other conversions that make use of various kits from different companies like NorthStar, Victrix, GW, and yes, even a few wargames atlantic pieces of entered the mix. ;)
These guys are -mostly- Northstar kits, but for the firemade his flame is from a GW kit, and his head - I think- is WGA.
I'll need to get a better pic of our middle mage friend, but her wand/staff is actually a curvy headed stormcast arrow. Her arms, much less bulky than the standard kits -mostly- come from the soldiers II (female) kit, but the hands come from the iwzards II (female) set.
The oncoming corsair is a kitbash of the new North Star Orc kit (which is an 'okay' kit to my eyes - I expected better sculpting) and thier Ghost Arch. sailor kit (which is also kind of lack luster to me.)
Here you can see some conversions that are still being worked on, including the first which is a marriage between an female Idoneth archer torso and a soldier II kit body witht he torso lopped off. I love the loosely Khemer/South East Asian look she's ended up with, something I was trying to get with the conversion.
The middle is a heavily shaved down soldier II kit body to giver her a less cold-bound look, as I wanted her to have a more north/west African look about her.
The last is a kind of imagining of a 'Poitanian Knight' from the Hyborian setting of Conan. Perhaps the only 'civilized' group of men who COnan highly esteems as warriors, he needed to look tough. While I usually like a more Greco-Roman look, I'll need to wait for WGA to release thier scale armor legionaries and thureophoroi before I can really get what I have in my minds eye, but for a now a more medieval take with a bunch of conversions has it's own great look.
all of these conversions use carefully picked out GW arms, and the cape on the Poitainian comes from the leg cover of an Idoneth Archer.
comparison of the 'vanilla' frostgrave torso with the Idoneth torso. The arms are also GW, from a woodelf kit, I think.
The Poitanian is an evolution of a previous mini I've done and shown off on Lead Adventure (I really ought to update that thread). It's mostly Northstar, but with GW arms and cape- but the hands are WGA.
WGA, if you're listening, get me those scale armor romans and greek thureophoroi! I've gome a very, very cool 3rd evolution of this concept in mind once I get my hands on them! ;) (Or, let me do some concept art for a fantasy kit! ;)