Having recently failed to buy medical staff on EBay - twice , the bids went far to high for me - stretcher bearers seem very collectible , I decided to make my own .
The bearers are simply the standing infantry body with straight arms and home service head . the patient is a similar figure with the base removed and the head modified to look like its bandaged. The stretcher is made from card and two pieces of brass wire , the blanket tissue paper hardened with glue - years since I've used that technique takes me back to my youth converting plastic Airfix figures . Hope to get them sprayed and painted this weekend.