Unlike the guy from my last post, most of my commission customers actually pay for their job when it's done. For example, I just finished up this conversion and painting job for one of my regulars.
The mini on the right started life as a Fractured Dimensions "troll deity" from one of their Kickstarters. The Axe of Dancing Doom is a kitbash that started life as the weapon off one of Privateer Press' Khador shocktroopers, another of which has been swapped on to the troll in place of his original two-handed axe.
The task here was to make a troll king armed with a magical weapon for D&D use, specifically an axe of dancing - that is, a weapon that can float in the air and fight on its own for brief periods.
After cutting and extending both axe hafts a bit (they're ALMOST a perfect fit, but only almost) I added a pair of tiny craft store gems to the axe heads per request. Have to admit I was a little disappointed by how soft the facet edges were, but I guess you can't ask too much out of stuff that small from the bead aisle.
I then built a coiling web of arcane energy out of wire-core plastruct rod covered with a mix of glue and putty. The crackling green death magic both hides the joins and the spot where the shocktrooper's hand gripped the shaft, and provides a flight effect so the axe is properly dancing.
All in all it came out pretty well, and was an entertaining (albeit time-consuming) conversion project. The troll figure itself was a very straightforward job aside from the axe swap. Particularly fond of the fish and leg of...something on his belt. I guess even troll deities and kings need to carry a snack in case they get peckish.