As a small portion of The Plan (see previous post), my lovely wife and I have taken upon ourselves to re-do the little area that my hobby table resided in and expand the capabilities of the room; i.e. we have trashed the place and are re-doing it all including adding her own hobby space! This of course means that I won't be painting anything for a while...
Fortunately, I snapped a pic of some Ahoggyá progress before they were packed up.
In this pic, one can see the assortment of Ahoggyá arms and armaments:
Quite an assortment. For my first unit, I am trying to make a rather homogeneous look, rather unlike the Ahoggyá but there you go.
Here are some of the steps in the process:
1. I have clipped the mace from one left arm, and glued a loose shield in its place. This will be the left (from this view) rear arm.
2. This time, I have clipped the entire hand from the mace arm, and the entire hand from a halberd arm. The halberd arm is unarmored, and in trying to make the entire Ahoggyá armored I thought this would be the easiest way. Eventually, the halberd hand and mace arm will be drilled out for pinning and glue. Left forward arm.
3. Right forward arm - this is the standard sword arm, but I have gently twisted the wrist so the sword will not rest so much in front of the Ahoggyá's front eye set ( can't really say face as they have four!).
4. Right rear arm - this is the standard axe arm, but I have gently bent the arm at the elbow.
It is going to take some doing, but I find the conversion process fun and hopefully will produce some unique miniatures.