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7 Years War Mexicans

Posted by captainzlog on 26 Jan 2021, 17:08

Given the glacial speed of figure releases for the 7 Years War, I had given up hope of ever seeing a 1/72 plastic set of Austrian Grenzers in my lifetime, and for years looked around for suitable conversion fodder. I finally found it in the Imex Mexican Alamo Mexican Infantry set: firstly they had the long swords and the coat tails being indistinct enough to trim away, as was the peak of the shako. Rolled cloaks were made from a slice of toothpick and the rest mainly a paint job. Officers came from the Zvezda GNW Swedish artillery set. They pass the ten foot rule (sorta), and it's the only way to get these important and numerous units on the table.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jan 2021, 17:14

It seems very interesting,but sorry i cannot see your pictures. BB
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 26 Jan 2021, 17:52

I would love to see what you have done but I cannot see your pictures either. Here is a shot of mine they are converted Airfix British grenadiers from the AWI.
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Posted by Kekso on 26 Jan 2021, 18:26

I couldn't fix image links. Please post a working ones. Thank you.
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Posted by captainzlog on 28 Jan 2021, 02:46

[quote="captainzlog"]Given the glacial speed of figure releases for the 7 Years War, I had given up hope of ever seeing a 1/72 plastic set of Austrian Grenzers in my lifetime, and for years looked around for suitable conversion fodder. I finally found it in the Imex Mexican Alamo Mexican Infantry set: firstly they had the long swords and the coat tails being indistinct enough to trim away, as was the peak of the shako. Rolled cloaks were made from a slice of toothpick and the rest mainly a paint job. Officers came from the Zvezda GNW Swedish artillery set. They pass the ten foot rule (sorta), and it's the only way to get these important and numerous units on the table.

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Posted by captainzlog on 28 Jan 2021, 02:49

Sorry guys, should be fixed now. Photos are visible to me at least :shock:
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Posted by Peter on 28 Jan 2021, 12:01

Looks nice! :thumbup:

Please use: "copy adress of picture". And place it between [img]....[/img]. The code looks like this: https://i.postimg.cc/NMBGYFsG/IMG-2490.jpg

And please use the preview button to see what you post! ;-)
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 28 Jan 2021, 16:17

I can see them now they look great!
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