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PostSubject: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeMon 4 Feb 2013 - 23:07

I'm trying to work out how to do some peseants / townsfolk from the plastic kits, I wondered if anyone has done any / got any pics to share?

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeTue 5 Feb 2013 - 10:07

I don't have pics. There are some heads, torsi and legs among the Free Company and State Troops that might work for male townsfolk. Problems are the arms, since you need them to hold something appropriate in their hands. There are some forks in the Zombie-Sprue and torches in the Flagellant-Sprues, making for an angry-mob type of feel. There might be bottles somewhere, but other that that... And there are no women and children, of course. You'd need to look for them at Reaper or Old Glory : http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/products.asp?cat=187
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeThu 7 Feb 2013 - 17:46

I forgot who it was but check through the finished scenery sub-forum, he/she has some really nice townsfolk among his splendid scenery!
Grimscull has some good ideas! Shouldnt be too hard to use some GS and pinning to make some pitchforks, bottles and what ever you'd like to fit them with really.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeFri 8 Feb 2013 - 11:26

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I forgot who it was but check through the finished scenery sub-forum, he/she has some really nice townsfolk among his splendid scenery!
Grimscull has some good ideas! Shouldnt be too hard to use some GS and pinning to make some pitchforks, bottles and what ever you'd like to fit them with really.

Do you mean Joao's ? They're not converted plastic models, though.

Apart from that, I think going with the Free Company, Zombie, and Flagellant boxes would be the best option.
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Nope not those, but they were really nice as well Smile
I think it might have been cianty's? Or who is it that does Gierburg(or something close to that name)?
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Nope not those, but they were really nice as well Smile
I think it might have been cianty's? Or who is it that does Gierburg(or something close to that name)?

Just like Joao I use metal figures from a variety of different companies. The best of the best - that's the idea. Smile

Here are a few posts with with citizens:
http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.de/2010/02/citizens-of-gierburg-kids.html
http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.de/2010/01/citizens-of-gierburg-girls-girls-girls.html
http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.de/2010/01/citizens-of-gierburg-vendors.html
http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.de/2009/09/hokee-pokee-jesters.html
http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.de/2009/08/wong-cook-bertha-cook-landlady.html
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeFri 8 Feb 2013 - 22:57

Cheers for all the suggestions so far guys, but I did kind of ask for PLASTIC ideas Razz lol, all the metal models out there are cool but the wont fit in my 30mm scale project and £2 a model budjet.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeSat 9 Feb 2013 - 2:03

You can do a lot with Bretonnian men-at-arms for example. They come with loads of cool bits, including a dog.

Agree with the mention of the Empire militia guys and the flagellants.

I'm not a hot shot when it comes to conversions, but every now and then find some inspiration. I did this guy below with the body and head of an Empire canon crew. I then used an Empire drummer's arm, removed the stick and glued a scroll (maybe from the Flagellants' sprues, but can't remember now). Finally I placed loads of extra scrolls around the guy.

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Et voilà: an agitator! Or news seller. Or town cryer.

I'll be very curious to see how your townsfolk gets forged just by using GW bits. Women and children are very hard to make, but not impossible (remember the small bodies of gnoblars for kids, for example).

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeSat 9 Feb 2013 - 12:45

Here's a thread that has some crazy conversions, among them townsfolk/mutants:

http://warhammer.org.uk/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=28189

Unfortunately, it seems as if a lot of pictures are already gone, but perhaps you can still find some inspiration.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeSat 9 Feb 2013 - 14:14

That is an EXCELLENT conversion, JoaoS...VERY IMAGINATIVE! All the scrolls give him a truly Blanchesque Mordheim feel. GREAT WORK! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeSat 9 Feb 2013 - 14:32

Love the Rensburg project! He had the same thread on the Warhammer Empire forum but I hadn't seen hsi stufff from 2011.

Nice work on the agitator JoaoS.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeSat 9 Feb 2013 - 14:35

Yeay the old brain was working for once!
Oh sorry mate, i must've missed that!

Well have you checked the reaper townfolk? Its not a boxed set but they are pretty cheap (if you dont need expensive shipping). http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/townfolk
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeMon 11 Feb 2013 - 0:32

Two street performers, more specifically puppeteers (the two remaining cannon crew):

Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Street10

One on the left: arms and head from Empire State troops and knights respectively. Dead goblin puppet from Night Goblins shaman (Skull Pass set, I think).

One on the right: I used a Skaven puppet from the Plague monks sprue, griffin from some Warhammer scenery sprue (maybe the watchtower) and head from Empire State troops.

I'll add some more bits to their belts in order to give them more character. And, obviously, the bases.

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The Puppeteers are a VERY CLEVER pair of conversions...sort of Punch & Judy with edged weapons. GREAT WORK, JoaoS! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeMon 11 Feb 2013 - 10:36

Great idea, never saw anyone anywhere on the web use these minis this way!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeMon 11 Feb 2013 - 11:02

Thanks DeafNala and Grimscull!

I had already seen somewhere online a few conversions using the Skaven rat and the night goblin as puppets (which gave the inspiration for these fellows), but can't remember where...

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These are great, they make me want to spend $$$
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Love the conversions, this is the kind of thing i'm after Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeTue 12 Feb 2013 - 16:00

Sweet! I really like the Skaven rat puppet - I think I'll make one guy to complement my own puppeteer made with the Goblin bit. I also made some more carnival folks:

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A PERFECT post for Mardi Gras...definite Carnival types. AND some FINE converting! thumbsup
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Haha! I knew I had seen that night goblin puppet somewhere before making my conversion! It was you, Sasha! Good one. Smile

You're conversions are excellent - I had the chance to see your models live, so I know how good your work is.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics?   Anyone converted any townsfolk from plastics? Icon_minitimeWed 13 Feb 2013 - 23:53

My elven minstrel will totally destroy your human bard in a musical duel Sascha...

Lute off!
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Guy with the guitar is perfect! It looks like he is fine tuning his instrument!
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@JoaoS - I like "paperboy" - good pose and excellent bits selection, he's quite convincing. Also your puppeteers definitely need a little puppet theatre.
@Eliazar - Fire eater and bard are really cool - very original ideas. What bits did you used for torso and guitar/mandolin/lute?
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catachanfrog:
The lute is an old bit from Tristan le Troubadour, who is currently, unfortunately, unavailable. What torso do you mean? The musician's is of some empire artillery, I believe, and the firebreather's is an old ungor.
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