Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Body Snatchers (1)

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.


  1. Ingenious, and effective. I think Dorset soldiers do medical staff as well you might like.

  2. I keep meaning to check them out.