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bracken Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 6:03 a.m. PST

I've being doing some chopping off heads on my Fallschirmjager, just to give them a little more variety, I've done four of the five below, I'm pleased with the results so take a look

more stuff ad always on my Photobucket! link so thanks for looking cheers Russ

Legion 406 Jan 2013 7:27 a.m. PST

Looks real good ! thumbs up

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 7:47 a.m. PST

Head swapping can be a pain. I find myself needing to drill into 15mm heads as well as torsos. Hard on the fingertips. But the work yields good results.
I hope it's easier in 25/28mm. Your results are great, as usual.
Everytime I look at your Photobucket page I have to look at that wonderful Pirate Fortress. You really did well with that.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 10:39 a.m. PST

Cheers guys
Legion 4 I've got several more on the paint table in various stages of being finished
Robby even in 28mm its a pain in the neck! (no pun intended) I've gone back to using a Sharp knife to remove heads, it takes a little longer than using a razor saw but you can get into tighter places with just a blade. Like you say then there's the pinning and a slight amount of re modeling/filling. I don't think my hands could cope with 15mm, so I take my hat off to you for being able to do it. I toyed with 15mm & 20mm but never really felt that I got it right.
The pirate fortress kind of took over for a while, I tried to draw/sketch it out but putting it on paper just didn't work so I jumped straight in and started building it! It was originally going to be a fortlet/watch tower, but it just grew. I did think about having it in the centre of a small walled town! but I've no where to store it, but then again little things like that may not stop me! Modular springs to mind!

mydogbarks Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 9:33 a.m. PST

If you do not mind damaging the head you wish to remove, just use a pair of pliers. Twist the head. Most come off clean. Then drill the body to accept the new head.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 1:21 p.m. PST

Mydogbarks I've being swapping heads from one figure to another so I've needed both body and head intact, but I've used the method for harvesting parts from other figures before! It's a rather blunt method but if you only need one half of what your hacking up its a very quick and easy process. I've got a bits box with some parts looking like they have being chewed off by a very angry animal!

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