The Kuzbaz Conversion
I converted this Kuzbaz miniature from a Ral Partha
assassin. It was a very simple conversion and one I think most mini
gamers can handle. For those of you who do not know what a Kuzbaz
watch Star Wars. The first movie. Not Episode I. Episode
IV "A New Hope". The Kuzbaz is seen while Luke and Ben are walking
arround Mos Eisley on Tatooine. He speaks into some kind of communicator
to call a troop of Storm Troopers to capture Luke and the droids.
Confused? I though so. Don't worry if you can't place him.
You have to be an uber geek Star Wars fan to know he is a Kuzbaz or to
want to convert a mini for him. However due to the crummy state of
WOTCs Star Wars miniature line I decided that another Star Wars alien couldn't
Here is how the mini looked before I started.
Basically I just ground off his face and added a cone
of putty to form the kuzbaz face and trunk.
The face was really simple. I worked in the strap
for his goggles in the first stage and also poked very small holes into
his trunk where they needed to go. I formed the bottom of his trunk
with the tip on my exacto knife. When that set up I put two small
balls of putty where his goggles needed to be then I poked holes in them
with a dental pick and worked them into shape. You could also use
a larger needle for that. Then I just flattened the balls of putty
just a bit with another dental tool and let it set up.
All in all not a stunning or complicated conversion
but a good one I think.
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