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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > January 2019 (#26) > Miniatures Conversion

Miniatures Conversion

Players are putting their own touch on the worlds of Warhammer and more by crafting custom miniatures at home – and it’s easier than you’d think to get started

GLUE IT YOURSELF THE WORLD OF MINIATURES CONVERSION

The vast universe of Warhammer 40,000 makes it easy for custom models, like this Imperial Knight, to fit right in
Photographs by Mitey Heroes

There’s a good reason why wargaming in all its guises – Warhammer, Warmachine, Infinity, Kings of War, Bolt Action et al. – is often called a hobby, rather than simply a game. For one thing, unlike many standalone board or card games, rarely is wargaming a simple matter of opening a box, playing what’s inside and putting everything away again. Rather, it’s something that’s planned around, organically expanded and requires an investment of attention that stretches out beyond each individual playthrough. More accurately, it might properly be said that wargaming is really a trinity of three hobbies all rolled into one: the game system itself, painting and modelling. It’s this last one we’ll be looking at here – in particular, the curious world of miniatures conversion.

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