Converting Shagrat

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Re: Converting Shagrat

Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:03 pm

I recently converted a Shagrat into a banner bearer.

It started out as a regular Shagrat mini:
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I then snipped off the Mithril Shirt, bent the arm up a bit and drilled through with a pin vice. I also removed the pointing finger on the other hand, rotated the arm 90 degrees and drilled through that hand too. The head I cut off and posed facing the other way. In the lower hand I added a weapon from one of the other Mordor Uruks, which I had drilled and inserted a pin into the end of so that it would pass through the hand. In the outstretched arm I added a wire frame which would be an armature for the banner pole.:
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A blob of putty on the head was formed into a tortoise shell style helmet, the weapon handle bulked out, and also the banner pole had the wood texture added on. I then added strips of putty for the rope fastenings:
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Next a hooded cloak was added to the rear, and hair was blended from the helmet over the top of this. The banner itself was the final thing done.To do large flat surfaces, first put some talc down on your work surface. This stops the putty sticking to it as you roll it flat with a smooth cylindrical object. cut the banner to the approximate shape you want it to be then attach to the pole in places. These joins can be strengthened later once the main banner has cured. Wash off any excess talc from the banner, then add folds into it by blending small sausages of putty on its surface. Any layers that were not completely blended can be burnished off afterwards once cured:
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Re: Converting Shagrat

Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:52 am

Well that is pretty awesome work UKfreddybear.
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Re: Converting Shagrat

Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:54 pm

Thank you :)

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Re: Converting Shagrat

Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:45 pm

Conversion is simply badass. ;)
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Re: Converting Shagrat

Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:15 pm

Awesome conversion! Your work never ceases to amaze! :)
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Re: Converting Shagrat

Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:48 am

Extremely impressive like normal work you!
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