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The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/09 21:44:56


Post by: The Brave


Hello everybody. I'm a long time fan of this community and in the last I was a terrible WH and Confrontation player. I never won a battle, but I always loved to paint and craft new characters. I have recently returned to this hobby, so here my modest works. All made for fun or for d&d nights.
First of all some kitbash: Gnomes.








The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/09 21:47:37


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


What an awesome idea!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/11 08:03:09


Post by: The Brave


And now something completely different, a tomb king giant or hierotitan(ess).





The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/11 13:36:03


Post by: Dwarfmorf101


These are awesome! I bet you will go where gnome man has gone before


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/12 14:20:34


Post by: The Brave


Some more small folks.





The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/13 04:55:42


Post by: The Brave


And because I like to use toys instead of miniatures...




The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/13 05:16:50


Post by: evildrcheese


Wow. Fantastic conversion and modelling skills. I'll be keeping and eye on this plog. Love the Gnomes.

EDC


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/13 12:00:43


Post by: The Brave


And here his brother.






The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/16 11:40:03


Post by: The Brave


Toys again, I wanted some critter for my D&D nights, so I bought some cheap animals. Still, some sculpts are very nice.



















The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/18 11:17:03


Post by: The Brave


More D&D, but with a lot of warhammer in it. Here a classic D&D giant, the ettin.

It started as a Gormiti toy (Dedalus)


I cut the limbs and the head off and beefed the body with Andrea Sculpt.

I changed the hands, sculpt over the feet to make some pointy boots and add a couple of Warhammer ogre heads I got on e-bay ages ago.
Then I glued back the limbs, modified with some more putty to show the muscles and add some fur and straps.




After a day or so I add some more details with green stuff and various bits. The... diaper, some shields as an armor, trophies and a second weapon. The flat round buckles on the belt are cutted sprues.





It took me 2 days to paint this bastard, I made the skin 3 times, and in the end I'm not happy with it, but I'm tired to try.
The toy plastic is impossible to paint, only after 5 layers of paint I finally manage to finish the boots.
I was wondering if I can add some tattooes on the back, but I'm afraid to make a mess.










The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/18 12:29:54


Post by: Eilif


I'm loving this thread. Your use of toys as the base musculature and form for miniatures is completely brilliant! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with now.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/18 13:08:25


Post by: The Brave


 Eilif wrote:
I'm loving this thread. Your use of toys as the base musculature and form for miniatures is completely brilliant! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with now.


Thanks, here one more, I think this is one of the first toy conversion I did, so it's not my best sculpt.
It was originally a Dinofroz toy, a chubby little t-rex.














The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/18 16:39:52


Post by: Dwarfmorf101


Omg the purple squig...


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/19 10:43:24


Post by: The Brave


Orcs and goblins were my army in the past, but I never finished to paint all of it.

Btw, here my army, painted 15 years ago














Yeah, this is an ogre, but I needed a orc leader.




And a random pirate orc I made more recently


A lot more, but I have not photos of them.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/20 03:55:37


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


They're all great. The Mordheim Ogre actually makes a good Orc.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/20 05:51:03


Post by: evildrcheese


Still loving the conversions, your old orks look great, nice collection. The 'albino' ork you painted recently is cool too, nice idea.

EDC


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/20 08:10:22


Post by: The Brave


Thanks guys, I'll post some more orcs in the future, but for now a little project I love, dino-men.















The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/20 09:12:37


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Thats some crazy stuff, I love the mad eyes.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/22 23:39:47


Post by: The Brave


D&D, again.

Same technique, a mix of toys and some sculpt. The "recipe" is: main body, gormiti toy, legs, another gormiti arms, head from a t-rex bag of dinosaurs, side legs from a spider toy .

It's an hook horror, but maybe it can work as a chaos demon.









The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/09/26 17:54:12


Post by: The Brave


Random bits bag are always fun, you never know what you can find and mix.








The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/04 11:49:15


Post by: The Brave


Some dwarves, because they are cool. And because I'm full of bits.

































The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/05 09:04:03


Post by: Llamahead


That cannon is excellent and the dwarf sculpts are impressive.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/08 09:02:36


Post by: The Brave


Random update:

Dire tortoise





Tiger



Redcap






Monkey man








The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/10 14:40:22


Post by: Eilif


Dang, this thread keeps bringing the goods. I'm particularly impressed by the dinoman and the beaked cloaked fellow.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/11 09:10:00


Post by: The Brave


Thanks.

Planescape anybody?










The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/20 16:28:17


Post by: The Brave


Some skaven, because I have to clean my bit box












The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/26 20:25:22


Post by: The Brave


Time to make some order.
I'm full of old Bretonnia archers and knights, plus some random Empire bits that I glued into an unit.
Plus some random human miniatures and a couple of good bretonnian goblins (why not).

So here the lot. What I'll do with it, no idea, maybe I'll paint some of them and the rest to eBay.





Converted flag bearer.



Mercenaries



I halso have at least 5 of these knight without an horse, so I'm looking for alternatives.



No.


Nope.


Magestic.


Maybe.

Any ideas for the units colors? I'll usually go with white-red for the Empire and red and blue for Bretonnia, but I'm open to suggestions.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/27 06:50:02


Post by: Woof


Loving this blog! So much creativity going on in one thread, really inspiring. I find that I'm always trawling through the dollar shops and toy stores now looking for potential critters for DnD as well.

Can't really help you on the paint colours, though I did always like the split or quartered schemes for Bretonnians. I remember seeing an army of black and yellow ones in a WD battle report years and years ago that stayed with me.

Lovely old range - sad to see them get swallowed up in the new edition.

Keep up the good work - I will be following along here, and probably stealing some ideas as well!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/27 10:46:07


Post by: evildrcheese


Love the Knights on various mounts. My fave is the Walrus lol.

How about getting some small dinosaur figures to put them on?

EDC


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/27 22:26:31


Post by: The Brave


 evildrcheese wrote:
Love the Knights on various mounts. My fave is the Walrus lol.

How about getting some small dinosaur figures to put them on?

EDC


I tried, but I have not the right size.




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The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/10/31 14:55:03


Post by: The Brave


I think I have solved the problem at least with one knight.








The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/03 11:17:05


Post by: The Brave


The dragon knight is almost done, but today I was struck by inspiration.
1€ of wood bits to make necklances, with a more sci-fi intent.



I'm thinking to simply paint it silver and black, but suggestions are welcome.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/07 09:12:37


Post by: The Brave


Working on some monsters.

Here the first two: a giant frog-like creature (that I like to call troll-dogtoad) and a little wind drake made with scrapped toys parts.









The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/08 09:04:37


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Fantastic thread, I love Toyhammer.

Subscribed!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/08 09:33:32


Post by: evildrcheese


Awesome! I love the toad beast!

EDC


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/08 21:39:14


Post by: Llamahead


With a saddle those dragons might work.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/12 12:51:27


Post by: The Brave


Holiday seasong is getting its tool on me, so much work. So let me show you some old stuff.

First of all the dwarf cannon got a base.





Then a coupleof giants.

A chaos lord made from a 2€ vending machine toy (it's me or the shield is a copy of a GW chaos shield?) No customization here, only paint.







And then a frost giant made from a 2€ biker action figure.













The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/12 15:35:15


Post by: Viktor von Domm


that biker conversion is daring and bold as brass....but pure awesomeness!!!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/13 11:55:06


Post by: The Brave


Thank you, I hope you also like this giant persian skeleton.
Made with a Prince of Persia action figure and warhammer bits.















The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/13 12:03:39


Post by: evildrcheese


Both the giants looks awesome. Top work.

EDC


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/18 19:45:26


Post by: The Brave


Again toyhammer, a rat ogre made from an Egyxos toy, a dragon toy and a bunch of parts. Also fur made of static grass, it kinda works.
Plus some touch ups on the old rats.



















The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/24 18:04:24


Post by: The Brave


Another toy conversion. This is born as another rat ogre, but in the middle became a chaos cyborg.
And because tomorrow is Christmas I use some snow!

I'm not happy of the bloody meat on te back or the base, but I still think it's pretty good,


















The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/24 19:53:07


Post by: Wirecat


Wonderful! Having such an eye to spot potential in simple toys is a great skill, and even more so with Your paintjobs! Congratulations! (And merry holidays too)


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2016/12/28 15:19:35


Post by: The Brave


Back to dungeons & dragon, with a classic. The silly looking roper.

















The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/01/01 14:53:36


Post by: The Brave


First miniature of 2017!

Again, toyhammer.















The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/01/06 07:03:14


Post by: Wehrkind


I love this all so much. I am going to have to dig through the old toy bins to see if I can find some 30 year old treasures down there


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/01/19 23:10:54


Post by: The Brave


I think I made my less expensive miniature ever.

Wood beads golem. Painted in the colors of my dwarf band.














The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/01/20 00:40:53


Post by: Rotgut


Some of these conversions are awesome, subscribed!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/01/20 09:13:44


Post by: evildrcheese


That's an impressive use of wooden beads.

EDC


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/01/25 23:45:22


Post by: The Brave


I was in the mood to make some terrain this week.

Small to big.














The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/02/03 14:25:47


Post by: The Brave


Time to begin a new project.

I recently got some bits on ebay and I found enough pieces to put togeter a couple of Blood Bowl teams.

I do not play the game, but whatever, I can still use them in D&D.

First team, Chaos!

Beastmen



Chaos Warriors



Group shot


Big Guy.
This was a problem.
I have my big cyborg, an heroquest minotaur and a wereboar toy (Cronox, I think). I do not really want to use the cyborg, it's a little too much Norse, and he has a giant axe for an arm, not the best for a Blood Bowl game. The heroquest minotaur is classic, but the sculpt is old and I do not like the humanoid feet. The last is the wereboar, I hate the big legs but at the moment it is the best I have.





Here a test on the team colors, it's a little bland, but I want to keep the blue so I can still use the cyborg. I do not really like this scheme (except blue & gold), maybe the problem is the gray fur.




The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/02/09 13:10:30


Post by: The Brave


Some update on the Chaos Blood Bowl Team.







Plus some other miniature for a Nurgle team. Basically all made with Gormiti minifigures and bits.

Before

After


Before

After


W.i.p. Nurgle Beast




The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/03/07 14:28:00


Post by: The Brave


Blood bowl chaos team.

Maybe I'll work a little on the bases, but for now it is done.








The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/03/07 19:47:36


Post by: inflatablefriend


You've got a great eye for conversions, some truly fantastic work here!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/03/11 11:04:52


Post by: The Brave


From Hulk minifigures (kinder eggs I think) to flesh golems.







The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/03/11 11:27:52


Post by: Llamahead


Excellent stuff


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/03/20 12:08:56


Post by: The Brave


Some more toys. Mini Gormiti, used as a proxy Blood Bowl Team, or for some d&d nights.









The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/04/05 18:56:58


Post by: The Brave


Pirate team w.i.p. for Blood Bowl, D&d or Mordheim.
Well, Frostgrave too if you are in the mood.








The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/04/06 10:09:46


Post by: Viktor von Domm


LOL...that Obelix model! smaller scale and you´d have yourself an awesome looking dwarf....

i like that you used cadian kneeling heavy weapon legs for your blood bowlers....kind of like a sweet revenge for all the kitbashs that have been done the other way to make medieval looking troopers....


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/04/06 10:36:30


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Love the pirates! I miss the old Empire plastics...


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/04/06 15:48:05


Post by: The Brave


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
LOL...that Obelix model! smaller scale and you´d have yourself an awesome looking dwarf....

i like that you used cadian kneeling heavy weapon legs for your blood bowlers....kind of like a sweet revenge for all the kitbashs that have been done the other way to make medieval looking troopers....


I was a little limited by my bits box, I actualy used 3 or 4 already glued empirial models to have all these characters. But it is for the best, I like pirates more than bland empirials


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/05/08 12:12:11


Post by: The Brave


Very busy month, I only painted the two big guys.









The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/23 22:32:00


Post by: The Brave


I'm back

Some progression on the pirate crew.





The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/24 05:50:07


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Love the pirates, who made the two ogres?


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/24 05:57:39


Post by: evildrcheese


Yaargh. There be Pirates!

Looking good dude.

EDC


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/24 08:02:40


Post by: The Brave


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Love the pirates, who made the two ogres?

The fat one is a resculpted Obelix kinder egg surprise, the fit one is an hulk minifigure with an old orc head.

Other creatures made with these hulk minifigures.





The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/24 08:20:20


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Oh that is nice.

*Slow clap*


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/24 12:27:25


Post by: Meer_Cat


Terrific stuff- imagination unbound! I've read through the whole string so far and have to admit: seeing some of the materials you started with I thought to myself 'no way is that gonna come out right'. I'm thinking particularly of the wrestling figure. But dang if at the end it isn't a super Norse Frost Giant type character, with no hint of its origins.

I look forward to seeing more mad genius on these pages!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/24 14:55:54


Post by: alamandra


great work, one question though, what is the white stuff with the genie guy with the beard?


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/24 17:11:34


Post by: The Brave


alamandra wrote:
great work, one question though, what is the white stuff with the genie guy with the beard?


Which one?
The sculpting clay is Andrea Sculpt or Milliput, if you are talking about the snow of the blue giant is cheap fake snow made for christmas decorations, made, I think, from cotton, or some plastic fiber.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/24 18:02:05


Post by: alamandra


Ah super fine milliput, I use the standard one as like the bulk for stuff I make as it is cheaper. I have heard of Andrea paints before but never the clay.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/26 07:45:31


Post by: The Brave


Some old stuff, Heroclix conversions.











I got better.



The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/07/26 11:56:02


Post by: Viktor von Domm


respect! i own some of the above models...and especially the dr. doom conversions are ace as they get!

sabertooth too.and electra is a wicked one...also ben grim as a golem is kind of a very humerous conversion....


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/08/07 11:30:35


Post by: The Brave


I took a break on the pirate crew because I wanted to finish this toy I found.

It's a Huntik Minifigure (https://www.nattoysmodels.com/15196-thickbox_default/huntik-secrets-seekers-3d-serie-1-hoplite-figure-6-7cm-card.jpg), I found it without the shield and the sword but that was not a problem.

I think it can work in Sigmar, maybe a good dragon ogre?








The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/08/10 22:41:56


Post by: The Brave


I usually don't make terrain, but lately I'm a little bored in only painting miniatures.

So here a litlle piece made with some trash I had at home.

I wanted something useable in modern, future and steampunk settings.
The base is a little bland, maybe I'll add something later.













The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/08/11 09:53:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Looks good, when I started making terrain I reduced drastically my output of painted miniatures ...I need to refocusing^^
But making terrain can be sometimes more rewarding than painting minis...at least for a sub par painter like me


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/08/14 18:18:28


Post by: The Brave




Thanks, here another.












The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/08/28 21:31:03


Post by: The Brave


I'll never end the pirates, I'm too easily distracted.
Well, fimir from a plastic dinosaur, enjoy.












Full gallery here. https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-106331-56665_Fimir.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/05 18:01:48


Post by: The Brave


A friend of mine give me some old minis and a lot of old plastic soldiers, pirates and cowboys. I'm making good use of them.



The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/06 01:43:04


Post by: insaniak


 The Brave wrote:
I'll never end the pirates, I'm too easily distracted.
Well, fimir from a plastic dinosaur, enjoy.



What sorcery is this???

Cracking job.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/06 05:11:19


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


That Firmir is amazing, and the toy soldier statue is no slouch either.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/09 19:55:29


Post by: The Brave


I'm thinking to begin a blog about my miniatures. What do you think? For the name I like: toy-hammer or toybash.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/10 21:10:24


Post by: Wirecat


 The Brave wrote:
I'm thinking to begin a blog about my miniatures. What do you think? For the name I like: toy-hammer or toybash.


You mean a separate (stand-alone) blog? Because this one is already great and has good following! Lots of inspiring things.



The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/10 22:39:42


Post by: The Brave


Wirecat wrote:
 The Brave wrote:
I'm thinking to begin a blog about my miniatures. What do you think? For the name I like: toy-hammer or toybash.


You mean a separate (stand-alone) blog? Because this one is already great and has good following! Lots of inspiring things.



Yes, but I'll also upload the iamges here and on the other forum I'm subscribed.
But with a blog I'll be able to post some more w.i.p. stuff and maybe some articles.

Well, I'll think about that, for now here a zoat.












The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/19 13:38:42


Post by: The Brave


I checked my bit box and old miniature collection to see if I can assemble a blood bowl amazon team.
Unfortunately, not. I litterally only have 4 female miniatures in my collection, 3 heroclix and a pathfinderd one.
Ok, a mixed amazon and pygmy team? Lustria for the win?
ehhh, kinda...
I have 3 Fenryll pygmies, not bad but not the best, a box of goblins I can customize...
Ok, no bloodbowl, but at least let me see if I can prepare some "african" themed encounter for d&d.

Here the result.
note: heroclix face sculpts are terrible.










Full gallery https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-106331-56890_Lustria.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/22 13:22:05


Post by: The Brave


I did it, I made a blog: https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/09/27 20:45:57


Post by: Wirecat




Bookmarked!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/10/01 18:00:10


Post by: The Brave


October, time for ghosts and other scary things.

Here for example a bone golem.

Full gallery on my new blog.
https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it




The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/10/06 16:52:31


Post by: The Brave


If you liked the flesh golem you can find some more pictures here.
https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/10/flesh-golem.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/10/10 20:25:42


Post by: The Brave


Some Halloween stuff, Bat riders!
Made with cheap plastic bats, lotr goblin and wh wolf heads.



Full gallery here https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/10/goblin-bat-rider.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/10/11 16:04:21


Post by: The Brave


Very late for shark week but here a new monster.

Without any surprise it is a toy, an invizimal called Tigershark with very little kitbash and sculpt.
But he has some water elementals from Confrontation.

I have not yet finished the pirates, but we already have enemies.








Full galley here https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/10/wereshark.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/10/18 22:49:06


Post by: The Brave


I posted this one before? I don't remember.
Well, if you play D&D you know this guy, the roper. A silly looking monster in the same way of the mimic. A normal looking thing who beats the craft out of you.
And it is easy to sculpt, it is basically a rock.






If you want a litlle tutorial how to sculpt this guy follows the link. https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/10/roper-sort-of-tutorial.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/10/20 10:50:34


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Nice! Where did the other nautical models come from? Are they kit bashes as well?


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/10/21 09:55:50


Post by: The Brave


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Nice! Where did the other nautical models come from? Are they kit bashes as well?


The small sea guys are from Confrontation, water familiars.

The zoat has now a brother. This time I was lazy and I dis not sculpt the shell.





As usual, more images here https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/10/zoat-2-return.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/10/26 20:24:03


Post by: The Brave


Halloween, time for cheap decorations, like some spiders, here some use for them. Dryders. And some dark elf. I tried something different for this guys and girls for the usual "we are evil and wear black and purple".
So more colors, exept for the spider parts in black and purple...

The minis are from Warhammer, some older then others. A mix of dark elves, wood elves and empire.
I have aroundsome high elf minis, I think I can paint them to be a part of this group.
I really like the kitbashed mage with the book.

More images here https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/10/dryders-and-dark-elves.html





The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/11/03 14:25:35


Post by: The Brave


Well, Halloween is gone and winter is coming. Better to be prepared.


Very easy to make, here what do you need:


a stereofoam ball and a sereofoam cutout, you can use the inside theball if you want to carve it, or a random piece of foam like I did.




Cut the ball in half, do not worry if it looks small, real igloos are.



Draw the blocks with a pen or other sharp object.



Now take the small piece of foam, round and shape a bit.




Make a little slot for it on the main body and glue it.





It is basically done, as base I used a pressed cardboard coasted.



Now you can paint as you like.

I basecoated it gray, whashed cyan, blue on the recesses and drybrush white for last.









Some fake snow.






And we are done.

Some creatures for size.













The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/11/20 19:59:10


Post by: The Brave


When I found this poor toy without an arm I knew I could rebuild him better, faster, stronger.

Now, with his new cybernetic implants, this simple bear can protect his Country and avenge himself. Now, he is the CYBEARIAN!





More images here https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/11/when-i-found-this-poor-toy-without-arm.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/11/20 20:51:36


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Brilliant idea of the bear conversion... and I love the cybearian pun you made!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/11/29 08:16:32


Post by: The Brave


Lately I'm experimenting with 3d printing thanks to the Genova Maker's Village.

I know the topic of 3d print is a little spicy for Games Workshop and other brands, but donot worry, I do not want to print any official models.
At the moment only heroforge and free models downloaded online.

The quality is not bad, at least for bigger creatures. 28mm miniatures are still a little low on details, but if you are good with paint (better than me) you can make some decent stuff.

Here some examples.










As usual more images on the blog https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/12/07 18:11:00


Post by: The Brave


Something funny today: Bowser!







Full gallery here https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/12/koopa-king-bowser.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/12/07 18:18:49


Post by: Ratius


Haha, some absolutely wacky stuff in here. I LOVE it!
The sharkmen and battlebear are brilliant


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/12/21 11:05:08


Post by: The Brave


Some more terrain: a dead dragon and a couple of gargoyles. Do you know where the gargoyles are from? I like them a lot. Also a Gormita used to experiment a new lava base.
More images at https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/12/some-more-small-terrain-and-elemental.html







The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/12/21 16:37:28


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Some very interesting conversions here.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/12/28 11:56:05


Post by: The Brave


Hello guys, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas full of love and gifts.

Well, back to business.

Looking for gifts I finally found some big cone-shaped seashells. I think they are used for fish tanks, but we'll use them for something better.

Stalagmites! (or stalactites if you glue them on the ceiling).

First of all what do you need?

The cheapest air dry modelling clay you can find (if you are a gluegun master you can use it)
cone shaped seashells
something to use as a base (I used pressed cardboard)
sand
glue
paint



In this tutorial I'll show you how to make stone, ice and lava terrain. But you can use these shells to make some organic looking terrain too, maybe an alien breeding nest, or crystal towers. If you are thinking to use one of these shell as a base for a Roper or some other creature... please let me know if you made it.

Cave stalagmites tutorial
1) make a little blob of clay on your base and put the shells in the order you like. I prefer to have the big sheels a little on the background.



2) sculpt the clay as you like, you can texturize it with a rock or tin foil. I used the back of a brush to make some holes. I also add some big rocks around.




3) flock as you like. I used two different sands to have a mix of small and medium rocks.



4) paint it. I used only drybrush from this one. In order: black primer, dark brown, sienna brown, dark gray, light gray, white.





The technique is the same if you want to make different terrain. For example:

Icicles

The difference is only in the paint, you can check my igloo tutorial to know how I painted the ice. The short version is: white coat, cyan wash, drybrush white, fake snow. Let's see how they look painted and with Santa's friends.



Also, about the igloo, here a bonus figure, the saberthoot tiger toy I showed in the tutorial.
I think it is pretty amazing.





Last, lava terrain. Again, same technique. This time I used the same colors as for my fire elemental. White basecoat, yellow, red wash, drybrush yellow, drybrush black, drybrush dark gray.




And finally, a shot with everything. As stated before, you can put the shells upside down to make stalactites.




For more image visit my blog at https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2017/12/stalagmites-tutorial.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2017/12/28 16:46:21


Post by: Eilif


Really clever! Never thought of it before but there's lots of potential for alien terrain with seashells.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/01/19 12:11:11


Post by: The Brave


If you play wargames I'm sure you have some forgotten army around your house.
It's the same for me, my Warhammer Orc army is an unfinished mess.
I've sold halfof it, but I still have a lot of orcs, and to tell the truth I cannot look at those goofy faces anymore.

So time for an head swap, let see what toys I have around?
Well, in the end I think they look great now! Good proxies for Chaos Beastmen.

There are a lot of photos, so for a full view, check my blog. https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2018/01/elephant-men-orc-toybash.html










The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/01/19 12:35:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Brilliant! Using toy elephant heads...you gave those poor orcs a stylish makeover!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/01/30 14:29:53


Post by: Boss Salvage


Great plog, especially impressive work on the toys

- Salvage


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/01/31 09:39:42


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I see mold lines on those elephants, unsubscribering.

Nah, great stuff as always!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/02/03 13:53:36


Post by: The Brave


Terrain again









The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/02/03 14:39:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Whowever doesn't like yakult bottle terrain etc...must be totally insane...

Lovely pieces...will be kept in mind for future references!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/02/03 17:50:05


Post by: craggy


some great stuff here, loving the variety. Paintjob on the street shark dude is really wonderful, and the shell terrain is something I've not seen in recent years considering how great it looks.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/02/08 10:28:22


Post by: The Brave


Something different today.

I need a little help. I'm finally creating a set of science fiction miniatures.

The theme will be "cyberpunk parkour", or as I like to call: "Punkour": D.
I defined a series of characters and props, but before having them modeled in 3D, I started with a good old character design.
He is the simplest of this set of characters, which artificial legs do you prefer?

And btw, yes, I can draw. Contact me if you like more art.


[Thumb - design corridore.jpg]


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/02/08 11:28:02


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I recognized that Yakult bottle right off! I should go back to my Family Atomics terrain one of these days...


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/02/13 14:07:19


Post by: The Brave


If you look back at my elephant men, you can notice I changed the orcs' weapons. I found them too big, but the are perfect for larger creatures.
Here for example a troll.



For more images
https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2018/02/troll-huntik-toy-conversion.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/02/15 21:12:15


Post by: The Brave


I originally planned to make these three guys as Blood Bowl players. But in the end I changed my mind and I simply used them as an excuse to experiment with a different palette from my usual one.
Tell me what do you think?
Do you like more these vivid colors or my usual dull palette?





More images here https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2018/02/tzeentch-proxies.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/02/16 14:18:58


Post by: Boss Salvage


I dig the war chickens, end result looks quite solid - cartoony but I don't think that's a bad thing per se. Impressive vision on the big bird, final paint really pulls your rebuild together!

- Salvage


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/01 11:32:54


Post by: The Brave


Last February the Tabletop Craft Guild made a contest, use a soda bottle to craft anything you want.


It was a little funny challenge and I made this observatory.

Naturally, after finishing it I got a better idea, a retro-sci-fi space rocket... well, next bottle.

The contest is closed but the votes are not, so in 2 weeks you can check the results. Stay tuned.

More at https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2018/03/guild-build-craft-off-bottle-to.html






The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/02 08:54:42


Post by: Tim 121RVC


Just discovered this blog. Nice work all around, very inspiring.
I love the Roper, reptile warriors, shark man and the lava stalagmite in particular. Bowser is just too funny!
Really diggin' the "bird men" too, they remind me of the classic Battle Beasts.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/02 09:23:51


Post by: The Brave


Thank you. Do not forget to subscribe to blogspot too ☺


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/04 20:07:15


Post by: Wirecat


That soda bottle is sick... in a good way, I think. Your ability to see into things is enviable!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/06 21:15:06


Post by: The Brave


I cannot call this a water filter, so maybe it is a simple storage unit.

In the end it's simply an egg container with some bits on. But I think it looks nice. Expecially with all the set.





For more https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2018/03/another-water-themed-factory-terrain.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/08 06:31:08


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I love the wizards tower, though the telescope looks a bit too much like a ray gun.

Or, alternately, the ray gun looks too much like a telescope.

And OMG I love that Johnny Five!

Spoiler:


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/23 15:26:21


Post by: The Brave


Here a new project in its early stage.
The aim is to make a Slaan Blood Bowl team on the cheap.
But at the moment I have not enough toys to make a full team (I have only have 6 of these toad like mini gormiti), so I decided to test the idea at the moment.

Here the first modified toad (a catcher), I have no idea of a theme a the moment, but this first one kinda looks like a japanese monster.
Maybe I should go with a yokai theme.







more images here https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2018/03/wip-frogfolk-part-2.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/24 23:33:46


Post by: Ruglud


Turtle Toad power dude...


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/25 12:00:24


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Slann from rubber toads I love it.

This blog is so inspiring!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/03/26 06:00:23


Post by: Camkierhi


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Slann from rubber toads I love it.

This blog is so inspiring!


Completely agree, so many excellent ideas.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/04/02 21:36:26


Post by: The Brave


Another quick tutorial: easy columns. This tutorial can help you to make some cheap terrain, but unfortunately nothing very detailed.

In any DIY store you can find wooden caps used for repair imperfections on your forniture. You drimel out the gross part and glue a wood cap. These caps can be found in several sizes. You simply need to glue these caps together.

Here an example of the product.



And here some examples.

The cilindrical piece is also found in the same bricolage stores.














And with some drybrush...



As stated before, nothing spectacular, you can see the wood texture. But you can make a large amount of these colums in a very small amount of time and with even less money.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/04/03 05:00:27


Post by: Camkierhi


Fantastic idea, look spot on to me. Quick and cheap wins every time.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/04/04 00:19:55


Post by: Meer_Cat


The idea of using wood repair bits for making pillars is a keeper- brilliant! With the dry brushing they need no texturing at all to look like rough rock. As has been mentioned several times earlier- lots of wonderful ideas in this blog- I'll be following with interest!


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/04/07 19:43:13


Post by: Wirecat


This idea has crossed my mind, but at that time I was unable to find these things in a proper caliber. Thank You for reminding me of them! Will start looking around again.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/04/14 09:47:59


Post by: The Brave


Another contest, this time the theme was the humble paperclip.
And again I'm not in the finalists.
Well, at least I can show you the project.






















More at https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2018/04/guild-build-craft-off-paperclip-to.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/04/14 12:56:21


Post by: Viktor von Domm


oh....sweet....a project just of my heart! i love these simplistic material themes...


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/04/26 08:20:21


Post by: The Brave


Some random stuff today.

An horse (kinder egg toy), a bulltaur (a small rhino body and bits) and a 3d printed adventurer from Heroforge.

Warhammer quest mage and Sigmar dude for scale.
I'm the only one I found the Stormcasters ugly? That expressionless face... I have to do something about that.










The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/05/02 20:10:58


Post by: The Brave


Sometimes you can find diamons in the trash, or near it.

Near the plastic recycling bin in my neighbourood someone leaved an entire set of kid toys in a bag. They were full of sand and webs, the main attaction was a Simba plastic castle with some missing parts but still in great shape.
The scale is actually pretty good for Warhammer and I found some people did amazing thing with this toy.

After a lot of soap the castle is now ready to see some battles, and you can assemble it in many different ways!
Unfortunately the plastic knights are on the big side... well, more statues.














The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/05/02 20:52:24


Post by: Viktor von Domm


oh my.... i always fancied getting me one of these castle sets...never exactly sure if the scale would be fitting...now...the next fleamarket will have my lazy eye peeled for such a thing...


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/05/10 21:21:50


Post by: The Brave


A couple of quick pieces of terrain. One made with blue foam, the other with icecream sticks.







More at https://toy-hammer.blogspot.it/2018/05/welcome-to-my-shack.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/05/13 12:46:21


Post by: Camkierhi


Awesome work all round, that castle is a brilliant find.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/06/04 18:54:29


Post by: The Brave


A couple of random characters today.
An armored cobra toy I found, repurposed as a Bronze Serpent, and a kobold, actually made with a Lord of the Rings goblin with Warhammer bits. They turned out pretty good.









The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/06/05 02:47:54


Post by: alabamaheretic


this has to be the cleverest blog I've read I really enjoyed the boser and the shells


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/06/06 22:14:16


Post by: The Brave


 alabamaheretic wrote:
this has to be the cleverest blog I've read I really enjoyed the boser and the shells


I'm glad to read that.

I think I finally got the appeal of Chaos.
It's very easy to recycle things. You can pick random parts from your bit box and make a mutant in no time. And even works with toys. Nurgle is the best, mostly because is the most monstruos army you can make. So if it looks like s**t is a plus.
Here a small band of horrors that can be used as a proxy Blood Bowl team if you really need one.








More at https://toy-hammer.blogspot.com/2018/06/nurgle-proxies.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/06/06 22:39:28


Post by: alabamaheretic


very nice man


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/06/15 17:28:25


Post by: The Brave


Hello guys, I'm still working on the paintjob of the big monster for my Nurgle Proxies, but I wanted to take a break from all that purple, so I finished an old project. A stormcaster conversion.

As many of you know, I don't like Age of Sigmar. It's too dark and serious. I liked a lot more the old warhammer, when the models and the world were sillier and funnier. And I hate the grimdark tone of the 40k, in particular the space marines.
I'm not the first one to jump on this train, but i think the Stormcasters are one of the ugliest things ever made by GW, only because that doll-like head. And space marine proportions.

Still, I got 3 of them for free, so let's see what I can do.

At the moment I converted only 2, one with a simple chaos warrior head swap, the other one with various Bretonnia bits. I have no idea about the last one, maybe an undead knight, or I simply paint him as a statue.







More at https://toy-hammer.blogspot.com/2018/06/stormcaster-conversions.html


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/06/16 00:18:41


Post by: alabamaheretic


actually I really like the simple head swaps makes them a touch more believable good job man


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/06/16 20:16:07


Post by: Wirecat


 The Brave wrote:
Hello guys, I'm still working on the paintjob of the big monster for my Nurgle Proxies, but I wanted to take a break from all that purple, so I finished an old project. A stormcaster conversion.

As many of you know, I don't like Age of Sigmar. It's too dark and serious. I liked a lot more the old warhammer, when the models and the world were sillier and funnier. And I hate the grimdark tone of the 40k, in particular the space marines.
I'm not the first one to jump on this train, but i think the Stormcasters are one of the ugliest things ever made by GW, only because that doll-like head. And space marine proportions.


I just cant pass without signing under every of these words. Very true, IMHO. And of these three former stormcasts the one with a horned helmet (first) is, in my view, the best. They are chaos.


The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions  @ 2018/06/21 14:46:07


Post by: The Brave


I finally finished the big guy on the background.





More at https://toy-hammer.blogspot.com/2018/06/nurgle-proxies-part-2.html