July 10, 2009

Flaming Sword conversion

Another old mini, I converted this fellow for our D&D campaign. Good front line fighter with a kickass flaming sword. tricky part was finding a flaming sword, instead I found a Reaper mini with a cool pose and made my own. I wanted that chunky Iron Kingdoms look to the sword so made a new blade from plastic card and redid the cross piece with detail bits. I also swapped his helmeted head for a GW plastic one and sculpted on new hair. I was going for a Siegfried from Soul Calibur look.

Turns out sculpting flames isn't that hard as long as you don't overwork them. You want to keep large areas that you can paint later. Try and keep them looking fairly soft, and keep working in one direction to get the flame tips.

After I'd started painting I decided I didn't like the chisel tip to the sowrd any more so filed it back to a point instead.

Here he is with all down with lots of directional lighting was a bit of an experiment adding flame colour to the armour, I used orange ink to try and keep the colour transparent and let a bit of the metallic still come through.

Here he is facing off against a McFarlane Dragon action figure.


  1. That looks great! I like the babe in the background too!

  2. Very cool. May I ask what company's miniature are on the back? I mean the babe one.

  3. She's from Reaper as well

    wow their photos of her are not flattering at all