Miniature Games Construction Yard

In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.

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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Lady Jaye

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Lady Jaye



Again, a HeroClix was the basis for my 28mm version of GI Jaye. The backpack with spears is from another Clix mini. The machinegun is a metal bit from Hasslefree Miniatures.

I repainted her blonde hair with brown and added a little cleavage with skintone. The green suit makes the mini recognizable as Lady Jaye, the kick-ass Joe girl!



While I didn't see Lady Jaye wearing a cap in the cartoon series, her toy figure had one. That's why I opted to use a miniature with a cap too.

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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Scarlett

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G.I. Joe - Scarlett



To represent Scarlett's crossbow I cut of the barrel of the pistol this HeroClix miniature was holding. The arrow and limb are one plastic part. I scavenged this from a Warhammer 40,000 idol of Chaos which is a pointed star in a circle. By simply cutting off 1 dart and the curved parts I achieved the finishing touch for her crossbow.



The original miniature had black hair a was wearing a green catsuit. (Viper.) Repainting her made it a perfect look-alike of Scarlett's cartoon series character.

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GI Joe Dream Team: Snake-Eyes & Scarlett

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A G.I. Joe 28mm army without Snake-Eyes? Impossible!
So here I'll show you the mini's you've been waiting for




This HeroClix miniature was just perfect. All I had to do was add his hallmark visor and paint his Arashikage tattoo on his arm.



His visor is a piece of cardboard, slightly folded. I glued a tiny round plastic stud on each end. Then painted it with chainmail-silver.
I added a couple of small waistbags and a grenade from WH 40K too.





... ah yes, I promised to show Scarlett too, didn't I ...
OK, well now that we're all overexited about Snake-Eyes, I'll show his lady in a following blogpost. Stay tuned!
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Custom 28mm GI Joe: Road Pig

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Dreadnock: Road Pig



The feature that really distinguishes Road Pig is his improvised weapon: a cement brick on a steel rod. I found one of these cement bricks on one of the HeroClix miniatures (Marvel HeroClix Avengers #16 Luke Cage).

I combined his hallmark bludgeon with a Mage Knight miniature. There was only one problem: the size. This mini is too small for 28mm battles. And certainly when it has to represent one of the biggest and baddest Dreadnocks!



My solution was to add him on an elevated base. His head is now on a higher level than the other miniatures, so this trompe-l'oeil is effective to make him look big.



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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Snowjob

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Snowjob



Snowjob is based on a HeroClix miniature with a GW backpack glued to his back. The paintjob was easy: white basecoat. Grey wash.

I made his ski's from sturdy plasticard. (A base from Star Wars Pocketmodels to be precise.) The fact that he's not wearing the ski's makes the miniature more useful for urban battles or snowless terrain gaming tables.



Yes, I know, the slottabases on my custom 28mm G.I. Joe's are not finished. I plan to paint them all black. That way I can use them on any surface. A prefer neutral colors on the bases.

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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Beachhead

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This 28mm version of G.I. Joe Beachhead is made of Heroclix parts. I performed a headswap, and I removed 3mm from both his legs to shorten the miniature. Now he doesn't stand out between the rest of my 28mm miniature collection.



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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Firefly

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Cobra's favorite saboteur:


For Firefly I used a Deadpool HeroClix miniature. Repainting him in the toy figure's colors results in quite a good look-alike.



I added a Games-Workshop 40K Imperial Guard backpack to finish the job.



I'm sure this miniature will see a lot of Joemunda action on my gaming table.

The Original Firefly toy figure:
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Custom GI Joe 28mm: Lifeline

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If you click on "GI Joe" in my blog-tags you'll see my previous work on building a 28mm GI Joe & Cobra army to use in Necromunda (or any other modern skirmish game).



Recently I started painting my miniature conversions. In the coming weeks I'll upload some pictures of the tabletop-ready mini's.

My version of Lifeline is based on a 28mm miniatures from AT-43 Unit Box: Med Tec.



The key to success is using the exact same colors as either the toy figure or the cartoon character. Selecting the correct miniatures from any other game is part of the fun. Sometimes you don't even need any conversion work. Lifeline is an example of that.
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CRISIS 2018 Pictures Report Part 2/2

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Earlier editions:
CRISIS 2015
CRISIS 2016
CRISIS 2017

2018 Edition (pictures say more than words):



















Next CRISIS convention at Antwerp (Belgium) is November 9th 2019.

http://tsoa.be/crisis_general.html
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CRISIS 2018 - Wargames Convention - Antwerp, Belgium

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Earlier editions:
CRISIS 2015
CRISIS 2016
CRISIS 2017

2018 Edition (pictures say more than words):



As always, a long queue at the entrance.



Every year there's a metal freeby for each attendee. This year it was Brabo, a Belgian myth/legend:


Assassin's Creed





Nice idea to use foam as forests.



Spectre: Operations





This is the end of my picture report part one... I'll try to upload some more ASAP.

EDIT: Part 2
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