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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Spanish Colonels - Conversions


Needs must. Since there is really nothing suitable on the market in metal 20mm, I've been experimenting for a while, trying various hybrid figures to provide mounted infantry officers for my new Spanish army. After some real disasters, I have finally found a conversion which I think works rather well.

Here's a couple of the new lads - the officers are Kennington French colonels, with Falcata Spanish heads grafted on. To provide a little variety, I'm going to mount these fellows on a selection of horses from the spares box - the examples shown here use Falcata and NapoleoN horses, which I think both look reasonable. These prototypes will be off to the painter on Wednesday.


It has also dawned on me that these converted officers would also work well in French or Confederation units. Hmmm.

7 comments:

  1. They look really nice. I cannot spot the join between the heads and torsos.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thank you Stokes - spoken like a true executioner! My wife finds my head-transplanting activities a bit creepy, but practice makes perfect...

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  2. Nice conversions, Foy old chap!

    The horses are pretty special too; the best in metal in our chosen scale I've seen!

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    1. Thank you - credit where credit is due for the horses - the early sculpts for Falcata and NapoleoN were done by (I believe) Tomas Castanos and Ventura Godinez, respectively, who are both real talents. That was a real flowering of a little golden age of 20mm which, sadly, didn't last. There is some marvellous stuff appearing now from (e.g.) Massimo who does masters for Hagen, and the lad who does Franznap is a big favourite of mine too.

      Cheers - Tony

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  3. Nice little conversions you have there and agree with Rosbif, those horses are lovely sculpts.

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  4. Fine conversions there Tony.

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  5. Thank you chaps - sometimes it goes better than others! Lee - the postie will be bringing them your way shortly [...don't call me Shortly…]

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