Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Flintloque by Games Workshop!

My latest Flintloque miniature is in fact a converted Games Workshop/Marauder Miniatures Ogre.

Photo One - The completed Ogre, with a uniform based on a Saxon Light Infantryman, illustrated in Practical Wargamer. The model stands 43mm tall (base of feet to top of shako) or 55mm tall to top of feather and is mounted on to a 2p coin.

Photo Two - The second-hand Ogre, bought from E-Bay for £4.54. I believe the figure was part of the Marauder Empire Ogre range.

Photo Three - The same figure after 24 hours in a bath of Dettol. The paint comes away from the metal in a film or skin and is best removed with a tweezers or scrubbed with an old toothbrush.

Photos Four, Five and Six - Show the conversion, using 'green stuff' and Milliput.

Photo Seven - Part way through the painting process.

Photos Eight, Nine and Ten - The finished miniature.

The idea is not original, I first saw this particular miniature converted for Flintloque, some years ago at the Comix Shoppe, in Swansea. The owner/manager had done a similar conversion and painted his as a member of the Rifle Brigade.

The project has been great fun to complete, although very time consuming, waiting for each level of 'green stuff' to harden before going on to the next. The embedded cannon-ball is the head of a steel dressmakers pin, trimmed and pressed in to the soft Milliput, a feature that I have seen on a number of 54mm figurines and something that I have been wanting to try for some time. It seems to work well with this model.



Rob Alderman said...

excellent mini. The conversion is incredibly convincing and wonderfully done.
Keep it coming :)


Eli Arndt said...

That is some darned good work. How come you aren't sculpting your own minis for sale?


Tony said...

Hi Eli

I think it comes down to one thing....


Maybe in the future.


J Womack, Esq. said...

Tony: You needn't lack for confidence. Just look at some of the utter dreck being produced by some companies, and compare it to your own stuff.

You really ought to consider it. Good stuff, and I don't even like Flintloque.