This has to be my favourite conversion to date it is a straight head swap, and a bit of rubbing down with wet and dry sandpaper to remove the extra shaping on the cap of the FPW figure to get a sort of 'Glengarry'.
Produces a 72nd Regiment of Foot Piper who paints up rather smartly. I think I should have tried for a 'groove' down the centre of the cap.
The pictures I have seen of the 72nd foot Buglers show them in a white tunic. I wasn't sure if this was a 'dress/undress uniform' or not so, I have painted him in a red tunic. It was a simple conversion using the British light infantry bugler and a straight head swap from the Highlander advancing pose.
The drummer again is a simple head swap. Although I was asked by John Cunningham to make this conversion and had in fact already made one, I can't find any reference to the drummer wearing 'trews' rather they seem to imply that they wore a kilt.
I haven't given the standard bearer a plaid as the original standard bearer in a kilt doesn't have one. Not sure is this is right?
Nothing less than totally superb! I can't wait to see the whole regiment. WMReplyDelete
Hi Wellington Man, much appreciate the comments. I have enjoyed this project.ReplyDelete