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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

You might easily miss these as they appeared mentioned as an aside on this site;

TMP link

The maker is starting a new business producing 28mm figures and they do look nice

But what about these? They are his conversions from the Perry plastic French heavy cavalry to produce Saxon Garde du Corps and Zastrow Cuirassiers, plus some figures in the full cloak. Last time I saw a conversion of this quality, it was von Winterfeldt's early cuirassiers.

Follow this link to see how the conversions were done. I think the end result beats my Eureka figures hand down.







Gonsalvo05 Mar 2017 8:09 a.m. PST


steamingdave4705 Mar 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

Link goes to a "not available" Facebook page.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

I have been back again to study these pictures.
Did you notice? On the guys wearing cloaks, he has taken the folded cloak off the portmanteau! How much better do the Perry Carabinier heads now look? The pistol, is that a conversion from a sabre? How good are these?

OK, the trumpeters rode blacks, but what about the lace work on the G du Corps?

Recommend, do follow the link to the original site. His photos of construction are worth seeing. I converted a few to Louis XVIII's Maison du Roi, but not to this standard.

I hope von W does see this.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 8:39 a.m. PST

Just rechecked the link and instantly opened to that Facebook thing! Not for my generation, indeed not for 21 year old lads apparently these days I am told.

I hope you can all get to it. REALLY worth seeing the rest

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Full link is here


I think I found the pistol hand in a Victrix set and I had converted one to carry a carbine.

Yes if he is wearing the cape then he would not have one on top of the portmanteaux that's sometimes not obvious I suppose.

Yeah Perry carabinier heads were a little thin and poor detailed so needed a tweek. It's because they are side mounted on the plastics frame I suppose.

All good fun, this was a customer commission, the biggest job was all the changes to the horse furniture, not sure I'd recommend this level of conversion in future, was a real time drain lol

nickinsomerset05 Mar 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Beautiful, but my Eureka will suffice!

Tally Ho!

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

yes defo if doing it again I'd go METAL lol

But I'm pretty sure I'll be doing my own metal ones for my range soon enough, they will just be the early version ;)

briscoesays05 Mar 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

Three armies, Really looking forward to your metal Saxon HVY cav. I need them for my Westphalia/Black Hussar and Calpe Saxon Infantry and Arty. Cannot wait to see them.

Auld Minis ter Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Well done conversations and like all conversions very time consuming. Unless factors demand probably best just to get the figures. In my case I needed only three. I did not go for the fine detail as these examples show us and so tried to hide most of the Saxon-ish details especially of the horse furniture. link

I do like the variances in the figures from the photos in the original post. Very nice indeed.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

Now these were well worth showing too. Simpler, but no less effective. Thanks.

Never shown here before?

If not, must beg the question, why not? Do not be too modest!

There is so much out there that we do not see, unless Tango1 spots it and posts it (Grin)

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

Auld Minis,

Yes I know why you only built 3 of them. lol

But they do look stunning.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

Very nice work

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

Very nice conversions and painting, might give it a go one day, would only do 6 for Sharpes practice though.

Markconz05 Mar 2017 1:49 p.m. PST


Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 5:56 a.m. PST


These figures were done for a customer to use in Sharpes practice. Not played it myself hope to get round to it one day.

4th Cuirassier06 Mar 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

How do you use cuirassiers in a skirmish game!?!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

By the end of Borodino or Waterloo I suspect there was little choice.

I once pointed out that I have more Gendarmes d'Elite than cuirassiers (36) and someone said a bit like Napoleon by the close of the day………..

Footslogger06 Mar 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

Love these. Thanks for sharing this with us. That's a lot of Green Stuff but so worth it.

Auld Minis ter Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 7:34 p.m. PST

for all the questioners: I only did 3 as my ratio (large as it is) I only needed 3 to do the element. Certainly an advantage doing conversions!

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