Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easterlin

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Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easterlin

Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:56 am

I remember once someone did some really nice conversions of the plastic Easterling warriors with shields and hand weapons to shields and pikes, I cannot remember how they did it or who it was though :/ Any thoughts/suggestions?

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Re: Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easte

Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:26 am

Yeah, I think I know what you mean, Coën made them. I looked it up and found them here:
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Is this what you mean?
I'm sure he can tell you more about it. ;)
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Re: Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easte

Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:59 am

Thanks, that is it :)

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Re: Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easte

Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:49 pm

Not much to say about it really, but here goes:

For these ~
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~ I cut off the sword blades, then removed any remaining parts of the sword (pommel and guard). Drill a hole through the hand, insert brass rod (or spears/pikes like http://www.warlordgames.com/store/hail- ... es-50.html - sold by many companies) which you either then or beforehand cut to a good size. Think I simply compared the length to that of actual pike-carrying Easterlings, but you can get a bit longer than that (they are, after all, meant to be pikes). Simply glued the sword blade to the front with superglue, resulting in a nice pole-arm.

For this guy (WIP War Priest), on the other hand, the sword was removed including the crossguard, and placed on top of the rod (drilling a hile in the bottom of the sword).
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A more ceremonial look, and more typically Eastern too (guan dao; naginata).
This sword is a bit more fancy though, originating from the Kataphrakt set. Those carried by the warriors aren't half as nice, and may be more difficult to remove without damage too.

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Re: Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easte

Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:27 am

Thank you :)

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Re: Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easte

Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:09 pm

When I converted mine, I made a press mold of the original banner's tip and then used greenstuf and metal rod for the duplicates. I know it's more difficult than Coen's way but it unifies the look of the army.

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I also converted some bow-armed spearmen the same way.

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Re: Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easte

Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:23 pm

I really like those archer conversions, never thought of that!

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Re: Converting sword and shield to pike and Shields on Easte

Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:29 am

Some very nice conversion work here, i love the originality of the war priest and can't wait to see it finished. Poor gandalf!
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