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Alan
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« on: 23 September 2014, 11:31:43 AM »

Hello Pendrakeneers!

Just a quick question from me. I am chewing a pen with my LOA figs (and they are coming along nicely now I am out of the grey uniform swamp)... And I am tackling the Scottish Establishment Regiments. So, having done a bit of research it seems to be standard uniforms but with most regiment wearing the botten like ECW Scots...

So, suggestions please:

1) Leave the figures as they are. It will be fine, but I will know its not right.
2) Full head chop off and replace with ECW Scots (of which I have none), a very expensive and potentially messy (heads falling off, fingers superglued together) solution.
3) Hats off... replace with green stuff.
4) File hats to build body of body, tidy up with green stuff.

How would you tackle it if you were bonkers enough to start chopping up a great figure range to create regiments that lasted about 20 minutes?

Cheers,

Alan
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« Reply #1 on: 23 September 2014, 11:47:13 AM »

Solution 4 seems a good one.

Even if you do just some, it would add to the character of the unit in my opinion.

PS It's fun converting well-sculpted figures as any other. If you are worried of being heretical, buy two. Keep one as is. Convert the other.

I hacked bits off one of Clib's minis to do this:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost115.htm

Cheers, Michael
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« Reply #2 on: 23 September 2014, 12:44:53 PM »

If it were 15mm or greater I would say 3, but 4 will be easier.
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« Reply #3 on: 23 September 2014, 01:32:50 PM »

number 3

converting is fun, just finished converting brit syw command into advancing pose (nothing worse than battalion advancing while the command stand still looking pretty)
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« Reply #4 on: 23 September 2014, 07:28:59 PM »

Thanks comrades,

all very useful stuff. If I had a time machine, I would love to go back to that era and see how close we are to what the troops, animals, kids, camp followers etc really looked like. Anyway, I will have a go and report my findings.
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« Reply #5 on: 23 September 2014, 07:29:28 PM »

(nothing worse than battalion advancing while the command stand still looking pretty)

Same as Austrian Napoleonic officers  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: 23 September 2014, 11:43:44 PM »

If it were me, I'd cut the hat brims away so that only the crown remains. Nail clippers are good for this. Then just take a blob of putty and lay it on the top, pushing it down over the crown into the shape of a bonnet. You can cut the hat off altogether and put the putty on the "cut" but once cured its more liable to ping off. Leaving the crown of the hat on gives the putty a strong anchoring.
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« Reply #7 on: 24 September 2014, 06:27:27 PM »

Thats it. Thats the idea. Thats what I will do!
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« Reply #8 on: 24 September 2014, 07:38:07 PM »

If you haven't got one consider getting a colour shaper or two, they'll help immensely . Flat chisel shape would be most useful for this job.

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« Reply #9 on: 25 September 2014, 12:41:44 AM »

Firm colour shapers are also produced as well as the soft ones.
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« Reply #10 on: 25 September 2014, 10:35:03 AM »

Thanks comrades,

useful stuff. I will keep you updated on the hacking.

Aye,

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