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Botch B17 Jan 2017 2:45 a.m. PST

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I meant to cross-post this one here, as the figures are all plastic toy soldiers and include a number of conversions. Main post is on the SF board

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Jan 2017 3:10 a.m. PST

Sounds interesting.

Which SF Board did you post to, and under what title.

I'd like more info.

Probably the only way I'll get to do a bit of gaming with Boba Fett, since the smaller ones are so expensive and hard to get, and I think I have some of these.

When I bought them, I thought about doing some pose conversions too, since they're large enough to do that reasonably well.

Would love to see what you've done, and are doing, with your campaign, rules, etc..

Lonkka1Actual17 Jan 2017 4:26 a.m. PST

Sounds cool!

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Jan 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

Found it, by doing a search on "campaign".

I posted a few questions over on the other link.

cloudcaptain17 Jan 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

The original post:

TMP link

cloudcaptain17 Jan 2017 5:06 a.m. PST

@Botch

Missed your earlier question. Here is the DC15:

brickarms.com/DC-15.php

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Those look really good, Botch. So good, in fact, I've spent my morning mulling over the prospect of doing such a project myself (whilst neglecting everything I should be doing!).

I assume the Hasbro figures are jointed play figures? I'd be interested to know how you approach making them into grittier, static figures for the gaming table. Do you chop them up and pose them and use green stuff to cover over the changes, or can they be posed like you've done without taking such radical steps?

How do you get paint to adhere to them? Any guidance would be much appreciated. As always, thank you for sharing your projects!

Daryl

Botch B17 Jan 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Answering Daryl here, then I'll take a look at the other thread.

These are 54mm ie 1/32nd scale nor 3 3/4 inch 1/18th scale, so no joints. The poses are all pretty good as they come, and they are 'multi-part', but assembled and glued. This means that with care they can be 'easily' taken apart (and also no in-fills to make molding/casting easier.

Wash the figures – I actually pickle in vinegar overnight if the plastic seems particularly greasy (release agent), then wash and dry. I prime with acrylic artist gesso (comes in big tub, white, grey and black). I prefer to brush primer on as I 'get to know' the figure better.

Thanks for the kind word, and sorry for leading you astray!

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Many thanks, Michael, that's very helpful. Spent far too much time on e-bay this morning, and am feeling the lure of the 3.75 figs; not too big for small skirmishes, and no painting needed. Some of them look rather nice. I'm blown away by how many odd characters are available!

Hmmm…

Botch B17 Jan 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

We do game in 3,75 inch as well – did a lot of Necromunda and WH40K, even did some full scale battles. Mad but fun, I love converting the figures.

But now I have gone back to our group roots and started Sci-Fi in 54mm and am really enjoying it. Converted 8 cowboy figures into 'enhanced' humons for the OW space frontier setting games- wacky fun!

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