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Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard (conversion) by JordanGreywolf
Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard (conversion)
Reaper Bones #77068 "Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard" -- plastic 32mm scale game miniature, slightly converted, with putty detail on base, and acrylic paints.

Originally, this plastic miniature held a staff in both hands, but the "Bones" plastic is prone to warping for really thin parts such as long swords, staves, and spears, and although a soak in hot water can do wonders to straighten out the thicker parts of plastic, the relief seems to only be temporary for such especially spindly parts as the staff.  (And too much worrying will cause paint to flake off -- and with the plastic as soft as it is, it's easy enough to bend under its own weight while in foam storage.)

Sometimes, I'll fix this by just snipping off the staff/spear, drilling a pinning hole, then running a piece of wire through to serve as the new staff/shaft, and gluing or sculpting back on any relevant details.  However, here I decided to skip the staff route.  


Originally, I was fixing this up as a possible PC miniature for an Iron Kingdoms RPG campaign for a player who gave me very scant details on his character -- that he was a "sorcerer" (essentially an untrained spellcaster specializing in elemental magic, subject to potential persecution because of sorcerers' reputation for causing disasters when untamed magic goes berserk -- hence they tend to try to be low-key about their profession).  I wanted to convey the idea of a mysterious fellow in a cloak with a hood (partly because since I had so little information on the character, an obscuring hood meant I could be shy on the details ;) ), and with a "spell" effect, including runes meant to only appear when actually casting magic.

After removing the staff, I used a shard of plastic trimmed from the translucent blue plastic base of an "Iron Man" HeroClix figure (which I had used for another conversion project).  With a few whittling cuts, I made it look semi-faceted, like some sort of "ice crystal," perhaps, and it fit nicely between the two hands.  I painted the figure mostly in dark colors, so I could make a "forced light" effect from the vicinity of the crystal (and then only glued in the "crystal" after most of the rest of the painting was done).

For the runes on the cloak hem, I painted the hems in dark grey, then used a fine, two-bristle brush to paint "runes/sigils" in white.  I used a semi-translucent purple paint to paint over the runes once dry, applying repeated coats the further away I got from the "light source," and with extra applied within recessed/shadowed areas, in the hopes of making the runes furthest away from the "magic effect" look faint, whereas those closest would be nearly white, with high contrast.

The background, entirely inappropriate for a "wood elf," was picked just because I thought it fit the Iron Kingdoms setting well enough (where we started off in a fairly urban area).

As it was, the player revealed that his second career was going to be alchemy, so he was going for the traditional Warmachine "alchemist" look, complete with plague doctor-esque gas mask and wide-brimmed hat and cloak, diverging considerably from this stand-in mini.  I still might find use for him as some "generic" spellcaster, and it didn't take long to put together, so I don't consider it a waste.  :)
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Finaela, Female Pirate (Reaper Bones Conversion) by JordanGreywolf
Finaela, Female Pirate (Reaper Bones Conversion)
Reaper Bones 77131 "Finaela, Female Pirate" -- plastic 32mm scale game miniature from Reaper Miniatures, slightly modified and painted with acrylic paints to use as a game piece for an Iron Kingdoms RPG campaign.

The original figure had a sword in the left hand, but it was a very thin and warped piece.  I removed it and replaced it with a piece of wire and a "bitz" scrap left over from a plastic battle banner piece (the two skulls, which were originally hanging via a "ring" from a banner pole), and attached a Warhammer Fantasy "cape" piece to form the train for a long coat (because long coats are KEWL!).

For the base, I put the integral plastic base into the recessed area of a standard 30mm round "lipped" plastic base for a wider footprint and better stability, and used some putty to fill the gaps and extend the "wood plank" pattern.

I used this to represent Sivto the Necromancer from the "Fools Rush In" free PDF adventure from Privateer Press for the Iron Kingdoms RPG.  The paper figure flat offered for the "Necromancer" looks like a Cryxian lich of some sort, but that really doesn't fit the description from the adventure at all.  Considering that she's on a riverboat and among pirates in the adventure, I figured using a pirate figure as a base would make some sense, but just leaving her in tight pants didn't seem to quite fit the "necromancer" appellation ... so if not robes, then at least a LONG COAT ought to add the appropriate level of gravitas, or so I hoped.  (Either that, or I just like long coats on my pirates, highwaymen, gunslingers, etc.)

The figure is pictured on the deck of a Mega Bloks "Pyrates" ship that I used to represent the "Sullen Wench" from the adventure, modified with some deck inserts (pieces of mat board cut to shape, and layered with craft sticks for planking) and assorted deck "furnishings" (mostly wooden "pickle barrel" decorative pieces painted up as provisions barrels).
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Damien, Post-Apocalyptic Mutant Ganger (conversion by JordanGreywolf
Damien, Post-Apocalyptic Mutant Ganger (conversion
Reaper Bones #77149 "Damien, Hellborn Wizard" (plastic 32mm scale game miniature) slightly modified, painted, and based to serve as a "post-apocalyptic" mutant character for game settings such as "Deadlands: Hell on Earth," or even "Interface Zero," etc.

The original figure was holding a staff in the left hand, but the "Bones" plastic came out noticeably warped and kind of sad-looking.  Normally, the remedy for that is to soak the plastic in hot water and bend it back to shape, but I've had rather mixed results with that, and if a part of the figure is *too* bendy, there's the problem with paint crinkling off in storage if the part gets bent around too much from light pressure of the storage foam.  I don't want that, so I often end up replacing staves, spears, etc., with pieces of wire, or with hard-plastic or pewter "bitz" from other sources.

In this case, I decided to go for a different sort of upgrade, as the attire of the figure struck me as something that could pass for modern in a cyberpunk-ish game (emphasis more on the "punk" than the "cyber" here).  The horns and tail would still need some explanation, but I figured that in a cyberpunk you could pass that off as a "biosculpt" or "wetware" modification, and in an over-the-top post-apocalyptic setting, you could pass him off as a "mutant."  I decided to go the post-apocalyptic route (since post-apoc figures tend to still fit in just fine in cyberpunk settings thanks to the various "badlands" areas that tend to crop up in such dystopian worlds).

The replacement gun comes from my "bitz box," and is a plastic piece likely originally trimmed from a Necromunda figure.  (I never played Necromunda, so I'm not sure, but I've accumulated a few figures and pieces through grab-bag deals, and the general bulk of the gun and "skullz" strike me as very Warhammer-esque.)  I left a small bit of the original staff in the left hand to serve as a handle/grip, then used a hand pinning drill and some wire to affix the gun.

I stuck the integral plastic base on a standard 25mm round game base, then used some epoxy putty to bring the diameter of the integral base closer to matching (though the resulting elevation boost is a bit of overkill).  The wrecked stop sign is a piece of printed cardstock glued to a bent piece of pewter Reaper sprue.  (I sometimes cluster together various images of street signs, license plates, posters, newspaper front pages, warning signs, caution stripes, monitor screens, etc., onto a full page, and then print off on paper or cardstock so I have textures/details I can cut out and glue onto pieces of tabletop terrain or large figure bases.)

Voila!  He's either a post-apocalyptic mutant survivor, or a bio-sculpted ganger from the wastelands in a cyberpunk setting, or maybe even some sort of infernal agent momentarily showing a glimpse of his true nature in some sort of "urban supernatural" campaign setting.
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Hordes Farrow Proxies: Gnort, Dire Wereboar by JordanGreywolf
Hordes Farrow Proxies: Gnort, Dire Wereboar
For an Iron Kingdoms RPG campaign (set in the "Warmachine" universe), I've got plenty of "Farrow" (anthropomorphic boar-man type) miniatures, but I thought I'd convert a few other "pigmen" to join their forces.

Front and center is Reaper Miniatures #02799, "Gnort, Dire Wereboar," slightly modified to look more in keeping with the Farrow (i.e., putty used to give it a loincloth, plus a shoulder pad to give a token piece of armor).

In the background are two Mage Knight Wereboar figures.  As with most Mage Knight figures, they were mostly already painted, but I just did a little bit of touch-up work.  The figures had hooves instead of hands, but I had a "bits bag" of assorted leftover pieces from some plastic ogres from Games Workshop's "Warhammer Fantasy" miniatures game.  The wrists of the ogres and the wereboars pretty much matched, so I cut off the hooves, used a pinning drill and some wire, and pinned on a couple of replacement hands for each wereboar/Farrow.  I also had some spare "belly guard armor" pieces, which I turned into shoulder guards.

The bases are resin 30mm round lipped bases from Warcast Studios, fixed up with some putty and flocking.
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Hierophant of Menoth by JordanGreywolf
Hierophant of Menoth
A Hierophant of the Protectorate of Menoth (28mm scale pewter miniature manufactured by Privateer Press, painted with acrylics, and mounted on a 30mm round plastic base with some epoxy putty and flocking for base detail).

This is normally a figure used in the Warmachine miniatures game, but here I painted it up to represent a player character (a priest of Menoth) from an Iron Kingdoms RPG campaign.
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Recently, I've helped out with a few "figure flat" illustrations for the sci-fi/cyberpunk setting of "Interface Zero 2.0" (from Gun Metal Games), and I also wrapped up a sci-fi/horror campaign using a slight variation on the same setting.  (I was using the beta test rules, so some of the details of my setting were put together before all of the "fluff" came out for the proper IZ setting.  My version of Ceres, for instance, is a bit more remote and claustrophobic and horror-appropriate than the version that appears in the space supplement for IZ 2.0.)

Anyway, some of my more recent uploads are samples of the "flat art" done for a project related to that for the IZ 2.0 Kickstarter.  The idea is that, in lieu of having 3D miniatures, you might use little paper fold-ups that have pictures of characters and creatures to represent their positions on the table.  The artwork would end up being shrunk down to about 1" to 1.25" tall, so it's okay that it's a bit rough and sketchy.  Some of them suffer a bit more than others for being blown up large enough to show off here, so I'm definitely not sharing the whole lot of them.

Interface Zero 2.0 is a trademark of Gun Metal Games ( www.gunmetalgames.com ).
Savage Worlds is a trademark of Pinnacle Entertainment Group ( www.peginc.com ).

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carpenocturne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
:iconzeecaptainplz: Zee Captein would like to thank you for supporting his army with your delicious favorite!
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billking Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
thanks 4 the fave.
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lady-cybercat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh hey! I didn't know you had a DA account!
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CanRay Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Writer
We going to see any of your Savage Worlds Ghostbuster stuff?
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Arnolf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work on zombicide figurines !
I started yesterday to paint mine
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I need to find the time to get back to painting the rest of my figures. I've put some detail into the heroes, but for the zombies themselves, I haven't really done more than to just slap on some basic colors (for variety) and apply some washes.
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Arnolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There are so much zombie that this is quite hard to paint them all, I've painted only two of them yet !
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! That's why I've tried to go through the minis all-at-once, basically -- though I'm not sure that it's really the better way of doing it. In other words, I take the whole mess of zombies, and base coat them. Then, get out the grey-blue "jean" color and go down the line and find what minis can use that color, and paint some in. Then let's get out the brown. Etc. Got everything roughly covered? Black acrylic wash all down the line. Etc. Not a one of them is FINISHED, but at least all of them are somewhere along in the process, and I think it makes them look better on the table than if I had a few finished and all the rest of them *not* finished. (At least, that's my theory.)

On the other hand, it remains to be seen whether I'll actually ever finish the lot of them, or whether I'll just keep stringing the whole thing along. (There is a certain advantage, a MEASURE OF PROGRESS in doing one mini at a time, so I can say with certainty how many are DONE, versus a very hard-to-quantify estimate of how far in the *process* I am with the whole lot at once.)
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Silverweed91 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Wow, it's amazing to find you on dA! I bumped into your Unicorn gallery sort of two years ago, and I loved it since then! Then, one year later, I became a brony, and now I discover you draw MLP stuff too! It's just too awesome *-*
I really love your art, your unicorns are gorgeous ^3^
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you appreciate it. I have some nieces and cousins who are really into MLP, so I've gotten a few requests -- plus, one of my fellow gamers has run a "Ponyville Horror" (Call of Cthulhu/MLP crossover) adventure as a gag at "RavenCon" in the Carolinas, and I drew up some designs of PCs and NPCs as paper figures for the game. I actually have a few "pony adventurer" designs I need to get around to finishing up in Adobe Illustrator, so I can put together a pdf of paper figure flats of "generic pony adventurers."
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