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Kingmaker: the Camp of Lord Greys by JordanGreywolf Kingmaker: the Camp of Lord Greys by JordanGreywolf
Conversion of Reaper Bones #77197, "Erick, Paladin Initiate," with various Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy plastic "bits," plus some epoxy putty.

In our ongoing Pathfinder "Kingmaker" RPG campaign, Lord Greys (paladin character of Digital_Rampage) has led an expedition to explore a patch of territory known as the "Greenbelt," reclaiming it from bandits and foul fey creatures known as "mites."  More recently, with the defeat of the bandit king known as the Stag Lord, the paladin formerly known as merely "Sir Greys" has since enjoyed a bit of a promotion, as he's founded a new fledgling kingdom of Elkhaven, with its capital at Castle Staghelm.  In natural course of events, his camping gear has improved markedly -- as represented by the additional props I've been working on for the occasional "ambushed while camping" encounters, while out and about, dealing with monsters, bandits, and the like.

I painted up #77197 earlier to represent Sir Greys while standing, but this was an extra copy I picked up on sale, and converted it with some Warhammer Fantasy bits to turn it into a riding version.  For miniatures purposes, of course I could just place the mini of the "riding" character adjacent to the mount miniature and that would probably suffice to represent someone riding, but I just thought I'd go the extra step and try a conversion.  (Since then, I've been chagrined to have it pointed out that in Pathfinder, a horse should occupy a 2"x2" space, so the "cavalry base" doesn't quite cut it.  How in the world are we to represent two horses pulling a wagon?  Details, details.  I don't think Sir Greys has ever fought on horseback in the campaign so far, so this is possibly a pointless exercise anyway.)

The pavilion is made of Sculpey around a wadded foil core, with Apoxie Sculpt epoxy putty used to add the drapery and trim, with a couple of Warhammer Fantasy elements (an embossed "stag head" shield from a Bretonnian knight sprue, and a posted bill from a Flagellants sprue).  To the left is a "shrine" I made from a spare Dwarf standard base, topped with a Bretonnian helm (the stag's head one, of course), and another Flagellants post.  The cook pot is a piece of scrap plastic from a toy conversion for the pot, some toothpicks for the poles, some Hirst Arts Castlemolds bits for the cookware and foodstuffs at the base, and some putty for the fire and other details.
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twosheds1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job!
Spielorjh Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, nice build!  I wouldn't have noticed the conversion if you hadn't mentioned it.
Neo128 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018   General Artist
Nice... Looks like a scene from "Ivanhoe"… :meow:
JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  Yeah, in Warhammer Fantasy, there was an edition where Bretonnian knights and footmen were included in one of the core boxed sets as plastic sprues.  Since not everyone wanted to play an army of chivalric knights as their primary force, for a while spare horses-in-caprisons and knights-with-lances-and-fancy-helmets were in ready supply as spare "bitz" being offloaded by players -- and I got a bag of 'em a while back as part of an exchange deal.  Of the forces available in Warhammer Fantasy, while the "Empire" is often presented as the "star" of the setting (much like the Imperium of Man and the Space Marines are front-and-center in Warhammer 40K), it has a very different aesthetic than the Bretonnians.  Anyway, while the core knight mini from Reaper I used for the rider isn't from Warhammer Fantasy, a lot of the "bitz" that combine to give it its particular look happen to be from spare Bretonnian sprues (e.g., the lance, stag-head shield, horse with caparison).  I suppose the presence of a pavilion in the last frame further reinforces that "day at the jousting tournament" look.  :)
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