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Sunday, December 27, 2009

15mm Wasteland Savages Conversions

A bit back, while discussing possible minis for post-apocalyptic settings, I mentioned that I had some 15mm Northeastern American Indians from Irregular that were sitting around collecting dust. It occured to me that there really wasn't much of a difference between these guys and the archetypical mohawked thug from movies like "Road Warrior" and "Doomsday".

It didn't take much, actually. I clipped off a lot of their feathers to make them look less obviously Native American though there is nothing saying that PA savages wouldn't adorn themselves with feathers. I also did a clip job on the hair in some cases - cutting off topknots and cutting into mohawks to make them look spikier or less kept. The weapons I kept the same except for the one without the shield, his pose was sneaky and I decided to go for the character look with him (note his costume shop skeleton pants).

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For shields I wanted to give them something obviously post-apocalyptic, so I cut a few traffic signs from card and cut on of the cast-on shields down to something more basic. The squiggly one looks better from a distance and less like giberish.

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I think they turned out nicely and convey a savage tribal vision of future humans. The pictures are not of finished figs by the way, but I was testing the new camera and figured I'd show some WIP of the almost finished figs. Still have some detailing and washes to do.

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Hope you enjoyed,

-Eli

8 comments:

  1. Nice conversions. I do like the street signs as shields much better than frying pans or the odd wok!

    You could use these for current era games with no real problem - Irregular Miniatures do a game called Riot that these could fit in.

    Andrew

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  2. I like the conversions and nice work on the lettering. Good job!

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  3. Loving the shield conversion!

    These guys look like they would do nicely for an Escape from New York type game.

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  4. Thanks for the comments. I have to admit that I cheated on the YIELD sign - I used a fine point Sharpie pen. Worked like gangbusters.

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  5. Great conversions! these will be great on the gaming table!

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  6. Sharpies are not cheating. They are a creative use of previously overlooked artistic assets. So there.

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  7. Brilliant stuff Eli. Great lateral thinking! Wot I love about your blog!

    Cheers
    Mark

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