Friday, 27 July 2012

Turning Heads.

One of the problems in home casting is the limited variety of  figures , not so bad in portraying the rank and file but things like General Officers are more of a problem. With a purchase of molds off EBay I also received a number of ready cast mounted officers , I decided to try and convert one to add variety.

I cut off the right arm and the head as above , turned the head/throat around and glued it in place , added 'green stuff' filler and sculpted another coat front . I then added another arm from 'green stuff' and a piece of wire as a baton.

Before and after , luckly the Prince August figure is a little 'primative' shall we say so the arm was not to hard to sculpt (would not want to try it on a Perry miniature).

Sorry for the rather blurred photos of the finished item .I also added a waist sash and longer wig to the figure.

Not to bad for a first attempt. May try swapping heads with infantry officers next to add even more variety.


  1. It can begin to look like one of the main courses at the Academy was "officer posture" when you get too many pointing officers gathered in one spot.

    Nicely done.

  2. Fab conversion, nicely done.

    I just turn the head around - cut off flat across the neck and fudge it with green stuff :)

    -- Allan