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Razordon Conversion

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Lorrec, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Lorrec
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    Lorrec Active Member

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    Dark Elf Cold One mount used as the base. I used clippers to remove the saddle and Dark elf icons. Green stuffed over the saddle and smoothed a ball of green stuff on the tail. Before the green stuff hardened I clipped a tooth pick into a small point, and used the flat end to create circles where future tooth picks would be glued. The plastic spikes on the tail are clipped from the spare head playing of a Bastilladon.

    I plan to water down liquid green stuff to create a second bond and secure the spikes (tooth pick tips). And if that still seems too weak a bond I may add a layer of thinned PVA glue. I’ll update once the conversion is finished and painted. I’m making 5 more and any comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.
     
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    Q: what is dissatisfactory about the standard Razordon pose?

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    It seems like a waste of a perfectly good Cavalry Mount. That said, it is an interesting conversion.

    Any plans to get rid of the reins? I think I would add some of those metal tokens to them, that would explain their purpose.

    Any possibility of honing the wooden spikes to sharper points? Many look blunted?

    I have often wondered about using copper wire as an armature material for spikes, backspines, or horns. But toothpicks could work.
     
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  3. pendrake
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    I need side by side visual comparison:

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    This Razordon painted by NightBringer
     
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    I'd love to see it painted. Could work.
     
  5. Lorrec
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    I like the standard Razordon. I don’t think my conversion is an improvement over the GW sculpt, I’m just working on a budget and I wanted 6 Razordons. Since they are out of stock and $30.00 each I wanted to create a cheaper alternative. I also have tons of the cold one models I got from a trade so I’ll have enough left over for an entire fire lance.
    The reins would take a lot of work to remove, but I’m taking your advice to add some Lizardmen bits so they don’t look out of place, and I like to think the reins are there for the skinks to herd them.
    I think once I get some paint on the model it won’t look so ridiculous. Well I hope anyway XD.
     
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    While I do agree with @pendrake 's point about the reins, +1 to doing Razordons on a budget.

    Really neat conversion!
     
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    I really like this conversion. I do think it would look better with some modification to the reins.
     
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  8. pendrake
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    Glyph pendants? Maybe that’s what they are called.
     
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