I had a couple of ACW standing firing figures and decided to try to see how easy it would be to convert them into British and Turkish infantry.
Using my ever trusty pliers I took the head off the ACW figure and a Turkish Infantry figure and swapped them. After that it was a simple paint job! Ideally the metal 'flask' should be on the back pack rather than the hip and he has one more 'pouch' than the equipment on the original S range Turkish advancing pose, but I don't think this detracts from the figure too much.
Full of confidence, I thought I would try the same trick to make the British standing firing figure. I used a different standing firing ACW figure for this conversion and had to cut away the front of the tunic (sack coat). I took the head from a British Rifleman and did the usual swap. I was really very happy until I finished painting and realised that it looked more like a British Napoleonic figure! - Not everything works!
Great conversion work!ReplyDelete
Hi Ray, Many thanks for your comment, glad you liked them.ReplyDelete