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Separate 1:72 heads - anyone up for it?

Posted by zirrian on 30 Sep 2016, 07:40

Hi folks,

Anyone knows if there are medieval head packs on the market? I ordered a box of Strelets Medieval Crossbowmen, but the heads are really bad for the most part, and I don't really want to buy an entire box just for the heads, so I'd like to ask if anyone knows a place that sells 1:72 medieval heads, or alternatively, if anyone plans to do to. Sadly greathelms are not suitable, I need infantrymen heads - bare headed, mail coif, padded, kettle hat and so on and so forth.

Thanks in advance
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Posted by Susofrick on 30 Sep 2016, 08:13

Conny at Fredericus Rex (good shop) should be the right person to answer that! Valdemar Figures have some lose heads already, but they are in existing sets so quite expensive to come by.
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Posted by zirrian on 30 Sep 2016, 13:35

Susofrick wrote:Conny at Fredericus Rex (good shop) should be the right person to answer that! Valdemar Figures have some lose heads already, but they are in existing sets so quite expensive to come by.


Will drop a message to him, thanks for the suggestion!
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Posted by Paul on 30 Sep 2016, 15:36

Idea..get two sets ..
one of the Revell/Accurate Hundred Years War English Men-At-Arms
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=6
and one of the Airfix /HäT Robinhood
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=35
Virtually every head of the 90 plus bods can be used for headswops
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Posted by zirrian on 30 Sep 2016, 15:41

Paul wrote:Idea..get two sets ..
one of the Revell/Accurate Hundred Years War English Men-At-Arms
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=6
and one of the Airfix /HäT Robinhood
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=35
Virtually every head of the 90 plus bods can be used for headswops


I actually have both of those sets, even doubles of the Revell/Accurate set...and I'd like to paint all of them. My problem with getting heads for headswaps would be all the leftover headless bodies I could use for something if I had any heads for them :(
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Posted by Paul on 01 Oct 2016, 09:47

The "leftover " bodies is a bit of a waste but with the Revell set some of the weapons and shields / Bucklers can be re-cycled, with carefull snipping even the crossbows from both poses...spare crossbows are a bit rare and they can be used to replace some of the Basic looking ones from the strelets set ;-)
A lot of Body swopping is possible, using bottom or top halves swopped onto other bottom or top halves from other sets, similar to what Mars did (IMHO, not particually well) with thier Burgundian Sergeants and Archers set.
http://www.theluckysoldier.it/pimages/7 ... 27-868.jpg
At the end of the day..the Revell and airfix (HäT re-issue) sets are, when compared to buying sets of heads only, very cheap, so even if you can´t find a use for the bodies the loss isn´t so great.
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Posted by zirrian on 01 Oct 2016, 10:00

Hm, I guess you're right...I'll use those heads till someone makes replacements :) And for bodyswaps, I do that regularly, not sure if you've seen my Ancient Gaul thread here (that I should continue at one point, even tho not much progress have been made). And while those Mars cavalrymen not the best indeed, at least it gave me an idea to make mounted sergeants I'm struggling to find anywhere in great numers :)
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Posted by Paul on 01 Oct 2016, 10:05

For Mounted archers I´d use different Sets....Minart, Zvezda and Redbox, the bottoms from Zvezda..like These ;-)
http://paulsbods.blogspot.de/2012/01/bu ... chers.html
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Posted by zirrian on 01 Oct 2016, 10:12

I mostly need melee-oriented sergeants, but thanks for the suggestion :) Btw, sent a few emails about some figures you offered for sale, but I guess you missed those ;) Where can I contact you now?
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Posted by Paul on 01 Oct 2016, 16:40

zirrian wrote:Btw, sent a few emails about some figures you offered for sale, but I guess you missed those ;) Where can I contact you now?

It seems my Provider has either not relayed them or they end up in the spam Folder..which Auto deletes after a week and I don´t check regularily :(
I´ve PM´d you another E-Mail address.
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Posted by zirrian on 01 Oct 2016, 16:44

Paul wrote:It seems my Provider has either not relayed them or they end up in the spam Folder..which Auto deletes after a week and I don´t check regularily :(
I´ve PM´d you another E-Mail address.


I've sent an email today to both the address on your blog, and the one you PM'd me, hopefully one of them gets there :)
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