lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016

Undead conversions and suggestions

I always  like imagining hordes of undead skeletons and zombies advancing agains a poor and scared human garnison..

From the very begining i bought several sets of Caesar skeletons and the whole brand of Redbox "Warriors of the Dead" and other zombie stuff

But i always wanted more variety.. I swapped some heads with armoured warriors from different producers and the result is quite good! Some armoured skeleton knights :)

I always liked a Games Workshop skeleton musician.. I tried to make the same "cheap" option; i added a skelly just a spare Cornu from Hat "Roman Artillery" set .

The rest; you can find heads and bodies from:
Strelets Order military knights: foot
Miniart italian knights
Miniart Burgundian knights

Some knight figures with some static or not very lively pose are perfect for undead with small conversion. I took samples with only "face modification" from:

Miniart Burgundian knights
Caesar XV c. knights
Caser XIII century foot soldiers

and  again from MArs BAltic Crisaders (this set can result a good source for fantasay conversions!

Finnally, I discovered Boardgame "Battlelore. 2nd Ed"
Figs are a little big (near real 25mm), but I think  they can match with 1/72 standard, when mixed. Here samples from expansion set "Heralds of Dreadfall", full with undead warriors (purple figures)

It is not ver cheap, but for around 35 eur you get more than 40 figs including cav and a big undead dragon"
I am consdiering buying more sets from this game.

Swordsman with some smaller colleagues and a worried roman 

Bowman, Nice pose

9 Wraiths are included. They look too big but tehy are very fantasmagoric

Finnally, the undead knight. Impresisve figure. It can fill a hole of lacking "evil armoured cavalry"which you could use for evil lords, nazgul, It matches quite nice with ither 1/72 cav (i added some for comparison) , even if bigger (he is suppossed to result scaring!) 

I almost forget the dragon!!!!

jueves, 24 de marzo de 2016

Greetings and some ideas for 1/72 dwarves

Hi all,
This is my first attempt to do a blog. Thanks to Mac from cheapfantasyminiatures I decided myself to start one about my main passion (after my wife and three children :) ), collecting, converting and painting 1/72 miniatures:   cheap, nice and very available worldwide from the 50ies!!

I collected from the 90,s every historical set, focusing in Ancients, Middle Ages , Renaissance and Medieval Fantasy

Last times I am trying to increase the existing available offer of Fantasy miniatures in this favourite scale (apart from the very known sets of Caesar and Alliance)

Here I present some easy conversions from Strelets Sets Normans and Anglo-Saxons before battle

Just shorten the legs and add a epoxy beard ;)

Tje not so beautiful Mars baltic crusaders also found a use here, so you can have dwarf knights with great helm as well

Here result with a Centurio as height comparison

Here an array of my different dwarves

Caesar and Alliance are also here. And pieces from some boardgames:
Arcane Legions
Age of Mithology
Battlelore 1st Ed
 War of the Ring

...they match quite  good with 1/72 !!