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War Monkey16 Aug 2016 7:03 p.m. PST

Okay so I have been wanting a small set of State Troopers for Zombie game for most part but no body makes them so I figure I would have to do a head swap.

So I used Rebel Minis Police and Peter Pig's WWI Dough Boys heads and here is my result.


More info here link

I have a few more to do, I could do a couple more as Game Wardens and Park Rangers.

Once those are done I'll be working on some Deputies using ACW wide brim hats from Peter Pig as well.

Thanks for looking

Mako11 Inactive Member16 Aug 2016 7:13 p.m. PST

Well done.

John Treadaway Inactive Member17 Aug 2016 2:48 a.m. PST

Nice work

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Aug 2016 3:48 a.m. PST

That is SUPERB Doug!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2016 11:03 a.m. PST

Yes, well done. I don't know how things look for wherever your game is set but, around here, state game wardens wear ball caps if you want another type of headgear.

zoneofcontrol17 Aug 2016 4:06 p.m. PST

Way cool. I remember posting a reply on your old thread about the WWI infantry or Boy Scouts head swapping. It is really neat to see what you did with them. They look great, have fun.

Gunner Dunbar17 Aug 2016 4:18 p.m. PST

turned out great.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 5:16 p.m. PST

Well done! I love a good recapitation!

Karl von Hessen Inactive Member19 Aug 2016 8:42 p.m. PST

Deputies with wide-brimmed hats against zombies…what a cool idea.
I don't do zombies, but I thought removing heads kills them???

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART20 Aug 2016 7:21 a.m. PST

Simple yet satisfying.

War Monkey08 Sep 2016 8:20 p.m. PST

Here's an update on my six new figures.


couple more pictures here link


Gnubrid09 Sep 2016 5:22 a.m. PST

Please tell me how you got such a smooth transition? I am loathe to try in fear I will end up with headless men or super-long necks.

War Monkey09 Sep 2016 7:12 a.m. PST


I'll set up a picture tutorial going step by step, but in the mean time all I did was:

(A) score along the neck line with a hobby knife.

(B) use large nail clippers to do the rest of the removal the scores give the clippers a place to rest before the cutting.

(C) with pin vise and correct drill bit size to the neck stem I figure where the back of the neck should be the start drilling.

(D) after drilling a little bit I check the depth using my thumb nail at the the point where the dill bit is in the hole and pull it out and see just how long it is from that point to the tip of the drill bit using this a a gauge sort of.

(E) eye balling what I think is the correct length on the neck stem, with a hobby knife I cut the head away from the spur. careful when the knife cuts through that little head will fly right of the table if you don't hold it down.

(F) dry fit. dry fit dry fit. Now for me if I do it right the first time it's like the head fits perfect like it knows where it should go.

(G) once your happy with the dry fitting. I use Super Glue Gel it helps fill any little little gaps and just a little dab will do.

So I hope this helps and by the way I haven't done a head swap in over 35 years I just did it right out of the gate, so don't be afraid use some extra figures you don't like a practice on them until you like your results.

Gnubrid09 Sep 2016 1:13 p.m. PST

Quite informative, thank you.

War Monkey24 Sep 2016 8:21 p.m. PST

Finally got around to painting them


Couple more Pictures here link

Thanks for looking.

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