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Beeker26 Nov 2015 4:29 p.m. PST

Some conversions of Adler 6mm figures that I have done in the past for armies of the French Revolutionary wars.

RHA in early Dragoon uniforms.. circa 1792 converted from Austrian artillery in helmet figures.

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Bavarian fusiliers and command figures in Rumford helmet 1792-1800 … converted from Prussian grenadier in bearskin – 1806 range.

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Yes.. that's a standard bearer holding an austrian flag. In the background can be seen Austrian fusiliers in kaskett converted from Adler 7YW Prussian musketeer figures.

Finally, British Guards Lt. company figures converted from Adler Austrian Landwehr in top hat.

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2015 7:58 p.m. PST

Very nice

Beeker27 Nov 2015 8:51 a.m. PST

Many thanks Frederick!

cfielitz27 Nov 2015 10:36 a.m. PST

Link to your work?

jambo127 Nov 2015 10:58 a.m. PST

Good work, they have turned out really well.

Beeker27 Nov 2015 4:55 p.m. PST

Thanks Jambo1!

CF.. maybe yes.. maybe no… depends on whether you intend to hack me or not! LOL!

Beeker02 Dec 2015 6:24 p.m. PST

Thought I'd add the following into the mix. A company of Austrian grenadiers converted from Adler 7YW Prussian musketeers.

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Heads have been swapped from the strip of drummers found in the American War of Independence British command group.

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The unique knapsack used by Austrian / Hungarian fusiliers and grenadiers during this period is created by using dark brown paint to blend in the Prussian knapsack and forage bag, both of which are clearly detailed in the original Prussian casting.

Why? Because Adler presently do not include an 'advancing' figure for Austrian grenadiers in their 7YW line of figures… and I can't stand march / march-attack poses..

Am I mad / crazed? Clearly if I spend this much time re-modeling 6mm figures!

Happy Conversions!
Beeker

Sparta03 Dec 2015 12:59 p.m. PST

Funny, I canīt stand advancing pose :-)

Beeker04 Dec 2015 1:19 p.m. PST

Sparta – I can live with that… someone has to buy them! And besides, we bring balance to the universe!

Cheers!
Beeker

Beeker06 Dec 2015 3:43 p.m. PST

Last one..

Austrian artillery based loosely on Artaria 1793.

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The plumes are an embellishment. The figures are Prussian 7YW artillery with heads swapped from AWI American Regulars in Round hat with a folded back applied.

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Happy conversions!
Beeker

aardvark9909 Apr 2018 9:09 a.m. PST

Excellent.

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 9:28 a.m. PST

Great Work.

Beeker10 Apr 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

Thanks gents – just a note on the finish on the figs. It isn't really glossy… it just turned out that way when I took the close-up pics to show the conversions.

Wealdmaster18 Feb 2024 6:56 p.m. PST

I'd love to know a few more details related to the steps you took to accomplish this. I'm trying to do something similar.

Beeker20 Feb 2024 6:50 a.m. PST

Hi Wealdmaster – search out some of my earlier posts.. I give a detail account of trimming bicorne / tricornes.

I've since moved from converting the Prussian fusiliers and now only convert the Austria fusiliers from the 7yrw range as they are a bit larger and more robust.

Happy conversions!

Wealdmaster20 Feb 2024 2:06 p.m. PST

Thanks for this, I find I enjoy the challenge of these conversions and they aren't as time consuming as one would assume.

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