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#12073
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Yippie! DF Conversions!!! :)

I have no skill (yet) with painting, molding, or hacking DF pieces, but I'd like to share with you the works of someone who does (bombanat on ebay). I found his items using a "dwarven forge" web search several weeks back. I sent Stefan an e-mail (through the forum) asking if he'd mind if I post this guys works but I haven't heard back. Since the DF guys seem very liberal in letting us post links to other companies and since I think Stefan would appreciate these cool pics, I figured I've waited long enough and should just go ahead and share them with you.

I am at work and only have access to the pics I can get from ebay. At my request, Bombanat sent me five zip files of his work and I can post some more pics when I get a chance from home on Monday or Tuesday.

I hope you enjoy. I'd love to own many of these.


John
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#12074
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Hats off to otherworld for his DF Conversions he posted pictures of in the Index » Cool Photos [PHOTOS BACK!] » Curved Walls Diagrams thread.

As I said, I have more pics of bombanat's conversions. I'll try to upload them Monday night if not sooner.
One such conversion I like and think I could do with my 0 experience is some floor, wall, and corner conversions where he drilled holes in the floor and walls, cut off some nails, painted the holes black or grey, and set the spikes into the holes.

I ran out of money to buy any of bombanat's stuff when I bought 3 CR&W sets along with 2 more Cavern sets and a whole mess of individual pieces and then threw on top of it a bunch of painted scenery items from a painter I found.

However, I am thinking with my 0 skills at this, I could still make the spiked floors/walls/corners come out right by myself. I'd have to figure out what cutting tool to use (a saw with a small circular blade comes to mind but I have no idea), what tool to use to drill the holes, what paint type and color to use to fill in the holes, if I need some sort of top coating/sealer, and what glue to use for the nails. Well, at least I'm moderately aware of what I *don't* know. :) Any comments or helpful suggestions would be appreciated. I'd really like to try to hack some of my DF pieces into a lovely trapped room.

Some of the other creations this guy has includes things like green slime dripping off walls or doors, a magic mouth on a door, water in a cavernous passage, some wonderful fire pits or wells, etc..

Take care,
JKW
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#12075
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Those are some very nice conversions. I saw them when he was selling them on ebay. I would have liked to buy one but they were going for $10 to $50. It would be awesome if he would come here and post how he achieved some of those. I would like to know what he used to make the fire, the water pouring from the wall fountain and the green slime on the walls.
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#12076
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
WeaverJK,

Sorry, I didn't respond, I never saw the e-mail you posted for me?

Bombanat does great work! He is truly an artist/craftsman of the highest order. The first time I saw some of them my mouth hit the floor...I recently aquired some of his custom pieces for myself in fact! Some of the pieces reminded me of the hand made masks I have seen in Venice.

Considering, they are all one of a kind, $10-$30 is a real, real bargain...the one's that reach $50+ are larger and more elaborate and also a good deal considering all the time and effort involved. I'm not sure I would be able to part with some of those pieces for those prices after having put all that effort into it and after using items I might not be able to find again...I would want to keep them for myself!
It makes me drool to think what kind of dungeon Bombanat could put together with some of his pieces...anyway, I hope he does save some of them for himself!

I really like the larger one's with fountains and pools and the one's in passageways...I would really like to see an entire custom room...

Bravo Bombanat!

Stefan.
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#12077
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
People creating cool things should always be encouraged, regardless if they create original stuff (like Stefan) or simply enhance the stuff of others (like Bombanat). Looking forward to the rest of the pictures, John! There are some great and definitely swipeable ideas in there... :-)
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#12078
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Here's some more stuff by Bombanat:






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#12079
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Hm...well, it looks like several of Bombanat's pictures have larger dimensions that that allowed. I'll have to see if I have a program where I can modify the dimensions. Until then, I only have 3 more to updload.


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#12080
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
I think I have 7 of them re-sized...let me try again.






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#12081
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Last 14. I have a few more but I've been posting the ones I like most.
Check out the checkered hallyway.
Of the two firepits, I like how the flame curls and rises from the left pit.
The bell is a neat idea.
Yes, the dead end cavern pool is similar, but not identical, to the one I posted earlier.













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#12082
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Oh, and just for those that are curious, before I e-mailed Stefan or posted these pics, I did as Bombanat's permission. He said he wouldn't do it himself as it might seem like a business promotion but that he didn't mind if I did.

I REALLY do wish I could afford every single one of these (or knew how to make them).

For now, I think about the only one I'd tackle (with 0 skills) is the spiked rooms. After that, I think the green slime would be easy enough and perhaps the spider web. I have no idea how to gouge out the floors and walls, however, to put in pools and bas-reliefs, not to mention that checkered floor. :)

Again, nice job Bombanat. :)
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#12083
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Truly inspering! I believe i will do some convertions my self now:)
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#12084
Dwarven Forge Conversions 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
THANK YOU BOMBANAT!!!

NOW, all of those good folk here who bashed me for 'chopping up' DF, please come see what can be done with someone who has REAL artistic talent!

Okay, now that I've gotten over my petty little mad, I can talk rationally about the fantastic artwork we just saw.

REally, there isn't much to say that hasn't already been said. I'm just going to have to get my Dremel out, pick up a box of carpet tacks, and find that clear resin set I had ten years ago; NOW I finally have a real USE for it! I wonder if Micro-Mark still has the sale on resin pigments?

Bombanat, I just have ONE burning question (well, okay, it's actually a reflection): WHERE did you get a mirror THAT SMALL?

And I LOVE the illusion of great depth in the corner pool; the hole can't have been more than 3/16" deep, yet the painting in that hole makes it look feet deep! THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is artistic illusion in action.

Stefan; HIRE THIS GUY, right now!! It will finally be the break you need, so you can get a little sleep at night. Besides, just think; TWO brilliant artists work at DF. TWICE the great goodies from ONE company!

See ya!

Jim
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