Saturday, 26 March 2016

Wargs (Dark Alliance)

There´s a box of Dark Alliance Wargs for sale (HERE) without riders but they re the same ones which appear in the other sets, same poses and  all have saddles and reins etc..and, the same Price as the ones with riders, which does seem a bit odd. Why buy the set without the riders?? Even if you only wanted the wargs so you could add different riders, Logic says, buy the set with riders and use the now "spare" riders for conversions.

Using that logic, I´d bought a second set of Wargs (Light) Dark Alliance (with riders) for possible conversions (draft animals for the Goblin slavers wagon for example) but then gave up on the idea of adding different riders.
Some riderless wargs seemed a good idea but with all the reins etc they look unfinished. Solution? Remove the saddles etc with a razorblade, then hide the cut marks by reproducing the fur effect with a heated pin. It doesn´t take Long, you don´t even have to be that carefull or accurate, the re-construction of the fur hides any leftover bits.
 
I went for a different fur colour than the previous Wargs so that they stand out. Maybe the Grey wargs can´t be as easily tamed as thier Brown furred Cousins?

I converted only 4 of the 6 poses. Two of the same pose are used as draft animals for the Goblin wagon and I have plans  the armoured ones.

8 comments:

  1. You have a great take on the purchase thing, Paul. I opted for the 20 odd wargs. But that was more because it is what was available at the time. :D There are way more riderless wargs than I need but it gives me room to experiment I guess. Anyway, nicely done!

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  2. Wonderfully sinister Paul, great job Sir.

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  3. Excellent way of doing Wargs! I too, would be 'gobblin' up the ridden wargs if I was buying them!

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  4. They look wonderfull! You're a master in conversions! Thanks for sharing!
    Please can you tell what colors you used on these wargs?

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter.
      Black base, then dark Grey with a bit of Brown..then lighter drybrushes by adding White, The final drybrush in selected places (around the ears etc) with near White (White with a tiny bit of Brown)

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    2. Thanks Paul!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  5. Beautiful as usual! Cheers!

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