I'm sorry folks, but due to me being in full preparation mode for the Cold Wars convention, I was unable to finish any Bones painting this week. I was however able to whip up a quick conversion piece.
As some of you may remember, last July at the Historicon gaming convention, I traded my Griffon from the Bones Kickstarter to a friend who wanted a pair of them, for two of his Kickstarter minis: the Deathpriest, and the Female Storm/Cloud Giant. (See: A Change in the Numbers for details ) I had been playing around in my mind, for a while now, with the possibility of converting the Cloud Giant for use with my Uncharted Seas collection. Uncharted Seas is a game of Fantasy naval combat, and one of the elements in the game is the use of Giants, who can wade out into relatively shallow coastal waters and attack the ships. To do this I would need to cut the Giant in half to make it appear as if she was standing in water.
So, to begin with I cut the mace free from the bottom of the figure with a hobby knife, trying to retain the shape of the mace as best as possible. I had to go back and trim and shape it a little, so the end looked like it was fully sculpted. I then cut her in half with a jewelers saw. Finally, I cut her arm right at the point where her wrist protector meets her elbow to help disguise the joint.
I next drilled small holes in both parts of the arm, and both parts of the mace, so I could pin them, thus making the joints stronger. For the pins, I merely cut small sections of wire from a paper clip. To glue the parts together I used Gorilla gel super glue.