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BB`s cavalry twisting and cutting conversions

Posted by Beano Boy on 27 May 2018, 23:16

Hi Guys,it has been quite a while since I did conversions simply by wringing a few necks.
New head swops will come later here on this open ended topic too.

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French Carabiniers
Heavy Napoleonic Cavalry.

FredG, impales his whereas I hot pin mine into the saddle and the butt end.
:mrgreen: " That certainly produces a few tears to the eyes."


So lets make a start.

WITH EYES FRONT

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Pose One

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The head twist on the same pose, and gradually making the sword straight.
These guys had straight swords not curved ones.

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Pose Two

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The head and wrist twist on the same pose.
I see another possibility with this pose too, I will show that later.

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Pose Three

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The head twist on the same pose and straight sword.

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This pose is quite a tough pose to alter,but twisting to eyes front will look very odd with sword arm sticking out like it is. I will look into doing it. So this one is pending . Hang on I do see another possibility here. using both a craft knife and two simple twists.
:sst: "bb,with a knife oh my!" ___ :cowboy: " Just watch this space Pards."


THE TWIST METHOD

Tool required a pair of Plyers!

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And a tiny piece of paper kitchen roll.

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Grip the head and twist the .........

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.... body using the legs as leverage.

So three extra poses gained using very little effort. So seven is much better than four.
Another two more would be nice. One is stuck with having only four horse poses and that`s a fact.

Well that`s part of my Sunday used up.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
See you perhaps later for more stuff. :-D BB

:read: " Entered in the start of this journal, BB has started painting these." :mrgreen: " Crazy or what?"

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Posted by Susofrick on 28 May 2018, 08:25

Plyers looks like a quite brutal weapon! And around the head of the victim a quite brutal, but effective (I believe) method! Cool conversions!
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 28 May 2018, 08:45

For wargaming I usually don't bother with changing poses; the few times I did, I did it with my fingers. I'll try with pliers next time, it sure looks more efficient. I'll also go for the piece of kitchen paper, so I'll not have to look in the poor figures eyes when twisting their necks :mrgreen:
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Posted by FredG on 28 May 2018, 08:45

How many boxes are you Painting BB?
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Posted by C M Dodson on 28 May 2018, 11:52

Hello Mr B. Very nice indeed.

I am also a fan of the pliers!

An immersion in boiling hot water followed by a dunk in cold also helps.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 May 2018, 13:04

Hi Guys so nice to receive comments. :thumbup: Thank`s!
Gunnar you sure are right about my old Plyers being brutal,i forgot to mention I stuffed the rest of the kitchen roll in my ears to stifle out the screams of these poor little fellows.
:mrgreen: "For the sadist`s out there, there`s more to come!"__ :eh: "GULP!"

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The smaller size figures of a dozen to a box is best suited I suppose for Gamers who may not have a need for lots of figures,but saying that it is kinda cool doing simple conversions to get more for your money.

Mr . Andrea, the plastic is quite thick and very strong on theses larger figures from `A Call To Arms',and so there is a need for medieval or ancient forms of torcher using metal Plyers .
:eh: " GULP!"
Of course the arrogant Officer class do tend to refuse the blindfold. :sst: " but they get it anyway."
Without the paper wrap the Plyers will certainly mark the faces.



Thanks for the question FredG. :thumbup: At present I am working on two boxes. So that is eight! However I do have four boxes of these that I could paint .
However two are saved for converting into other units.

THE WHY OF IT ALL?

Each new pose based up, in any line of four or eight would I feel look outstanding on any table top, or shelf, or display cabinet, and therein lays the reason for converting each one. So that they can stand beside each other,and would not appear to be hacking off bits from their Pals.

Of course by mentioning ,`outstanding',I am referring to the poses, and not my outstanding shaky brush-work of utter demoralising limitations. ;-)
Do i need to paint the originals that is the question? Well yes because I `ve already primed them with black paint.

Two original poses seen above in the middle of the picture would look OK in a line up. The two on the flanks I feel would not. That is of course only my opinion based upon my own needs of display.
In a stand up fight with say Belgian Carabiniers they would look worthy in their active cause.

Well there is lots of work ongoing here at present.
Verious sizes of buildings are stacking up in neat untidy rows,and now cavalry. It`s Great! :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 May 2018, 23:29

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The Pose Above Before Attempting The Conversion
:mrgreen: " Close your eyes it ain`t a pretty sight."

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:sst: "o, that's got to hurt ?"

I certainly mangled this arm up and in the end cut it off the figure because the bending caused the shoulder lapel to stretch to much. I trimmed the shoulder with the craft knife,then fixed the arm back into place by using a two part apoxy resin. I will try and repair the arm with resin then paint it. All in all this is a rubbish conversion, but to try one learns lessons.


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Which is in this case ? :coffee: " is not to do another." BB
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 29 May 2018, 05:08

Sometimes risks must be taken. Trial and error. Onwards.
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Posted by Wiking on 29 May 2018, 06:31

NASA !
You are now several years on the Martian. What have you done there?
We need a new material. Find it!

Open the box. bend without pressure the figure in the needed pose.
Wait a few minutes.
Priming, Painting.

Or we use a laser pointer. Point there the right hand should touch. Confirm: Right hand.
Point there the left hand, the feet touch. Confirm each. Do a connection (wireless) to the computer. Send!
The the monitor show the possible poses in 3D. With the mouse you can do last adjustments.
Push the start button.
The 3D printer print your Nappy in the right colors of the head, uniform etc.
Take your individual figure out. Cut the cast on section.
A bit of dry brushing. Here and there.
Glue the figure in place.

And the dream goes on.
All for an affordable price.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 29 May 2018, 19:51

Wiking, kindly open up a topic of your own on 3D Printers,
SNIP BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 31 May 2018, 03:49

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Posted by Beano Boy on 04 Jun 2018, 02:10

Oppppp`s ! most of the photo`s gone. My fault I had not ticked the no expiration arrow on my postimage account. Not worrying myself over it I`ve opened another topic `BB`s Cavalry '

viewtopic.php?f=79&t=21702&p=237535#p237416

:-D BB
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