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This is going to be the sticky of the conversion and modelling board.  If you have any links in your bookmarks with techniques, information, accessibility to less easy to find products; post them here and I'll compile them into the first few posts in this thread.  Any threads linked to which are on this site are considered stickied and you are free to post in them if you have new questions or tips to add.  In fact it is advised that you don't start a new thread on their subject so that we can keep all the information in one spot.

Warhammer miniatures are heroic 28 mm scale, which is approximately 1:65.
Heroic means that features are slightly emphasised, such as size of weapons, at the expense of more realistic proportions.  It also means that the models tend to stand slightly taller than the indicated 28 mm.
Lord of the Rings miniatures are 25 mm scaled.

DD indicates an ongoing discussion.  Please feel encouraged to contribute.

Ranked with difficulty.  No rank means it's either not referring to a specific activity, or is a link to a page that has lots of links on it of varied difficulty.
* - Investigator (easy)
** - Arbitrator (tricky)
*** - Proctor (hard)
**** - Marshall (very hard)

Former Stickies:
Common Topics

Tools
General
A guide to working with resin
How to shape and assemble resin models
What Is A Pin Vice And How Does Pinning Work?
Decals and Transfers DD How to apply, how to fix.
Decals and Transfers - Especially regarding the use of products such as microsol DD More detailed thread, helps to get a really smooth finish to your transfers.
General modelling tools discussion DD (Includes discussion on paints, modelling putty, brushes ... anything)
Plasticard (finding it) DD US or UK
Removing ... Superglue DD
Superglue DD Which one is best?

Greenstuff
What is it? DD
How to use it. DD Tips and advice on use.
Simple stone bases made from greenstuff and a textured rock

Magnets
Where to get them
More of them as well


Techniques
General
Fixing cracked and/or malformed casts DD

Casting
LEGALITY
Casting General DD
Pressure Casting
Resin 1
Resin 2
Resin 3
Resin 4
Resin 5
Forge World guide to resin.

Greenstuff
Sculpting Robes

Magnetization
Magnets Where to get them, a tutorial on using them, what size are they ...
Rare Earth Magnets DD What are they?  How do you use them?
Uses of magnets

LED lighting
LEDs on a Landraider, interior and exterior

Army/Model Conversions
Chaos
Renegade Militia
Large sized Imperial Marine converted to a Plaguemarine

Dark Eldar
Snake themed Warriors by gbarrelhouse
Snake  themed Talos by gbarrelhouse
Punisher Lord

Eldar
Eldar Corsair Pirate Princess
Eldar Corsair Void Dreamer
Autarch on a Jetbike from a Reaver
Autarch on Jetbike with mandiblaters.
Dark Reaper Exarch with Missile Launcher
More Dark Reaper conversions
Examples of a Jetbike Farseer or Warlock
Farseer on jetbike with BFG parts
Rangers1 Nomadic
Rangers 2 From Guardians
Storm Guardians
Swooping Hawk Exarch
Warp Spiders
Wave Serpents lots (LOTS) of threads on how to build one

Harlequins
Venom 1
Venom 2

Imperial Guard
Carapace armor Vets / Storm Troopers
Corax's Traitor Guard (masses of good conversion work here)
Baneblade Scratchbuild Tutorial
Imperial Guard Personalisation using greenstuff
Leman Russ Dozer Magnetisation
Rough Riders on Bikes 1
Rough Riders on Bikes 2
Shotguns
More shotgun tutorial links
Stormtroopers from plastic
Mixing Cadian and Scout bits
More plastic Storm Troopers/Veterans from Scouts
Valkyrie 1
Valkyrie 2
Vulture/Valkyrie

Inquisition
Cannoness with Eviscerator

Necrons
Cheaper Flayed Ones made from plastic Warriors

Orks
Massive Battlewagons from trucks + plasticard by Unite All Action.

Space Marines
Building Razorback turrets (scroll down for pics)
Creative ways of modeling a powerfist and combi-melta on a character
Examples of finished Storm Ravens
Backpacks and Baal Predator Magnetised parts tutorial
Drop Pods
LR/LRC Interchangeable using magnets

Tyranids
Harpy from a Carnifex build
Tyranid Prime
Bonsword and Lashwip
Monstrous Creatures Magnetised Limbs
Winged Tyrant
Magnetized Trygon

Internet Resources
Other Companies DD Know a company that makes minis?  Contribute to this discussion.
BitKingdom
Combinging Models with Figures
Dalteth's Halo Models
Evergreen Scale Models
Games Workshop!
Gunpoint-3d 3d images of WW2 tanks
Hasslefree
Perry Miniatures
Pig Iron Productions
Plastruct
Sylmasta
Tau Winter Encampment
The Warstore/Battlewagon Bits
WargamesWorkshop
Bits and Kits
Bitz Box
Games Bastel Workshop
Bitz Barn
Model Bits
The Combat Company

Woodland Scenics

Forum Awards
2004
2005 N.B. there was no best modeller of '04 or '05, don't hurt yourself looking for it.  This is simply included as a general reference.
2006 - Greenstuff
2007 - Col. Gravis
2008 - BrassScorpion

Competitions
Converting Comp 06/05
Converting Comp 11/05
« Last Edit: March 12, 2012, 08:40:39 PM by Mr.Peanut »
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Re: Tools and Tricks: A Compilation. Conversion Board Stickies - READ ME
« Reply #1 on: April 6, 2010, 03:30:27 PM »
Second time posting.

Assembling the FW Warhound titan.

(8,61 MB, 54 pages !!)


Credits to Jabba.

P.S. Checked and double-checked ... there are definately no templates inside.

P.P.S. Posting allowed by mod squad.
« Last Edit: April 6, 2010, 05:54:28 PM by tryanotherone - Watcha lookin' at, son? »
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Re: Tools and Tricks: A Compilation. Conversion Board Stickies - READ ME
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 04:58:47 PM »
I found a site with samples of movie sci-fi corridors.

I think the link might be interesting for Space Hulkers. Gives you plenty ideas, IMO. :)

Pictures of movie sci-fi corridors
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 05:00:43 PM by tryanotherone - rumour board raider »
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The Rumour Mill - bending the fabric of time and space

Remember Brimstone - legends live forever

 


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