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25 Apr 2017 10:50 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Arming the Gripping Beast Arabs witha musket" to "Arming the Gripping Beast Arabs with a musket"

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Anton Ryzbak25 Apr 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

I just posted a quick photo review of the Gripping Beast Arab Foot plastic minis (I know that isn't a new subject) then I showed the process of arming them with muskets to bring them forward to the 18th century

Have a look if you like link

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

That was simply brilliant!


Anton Ryzbak25 Apr 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

Thanks, ColCampbell

I love plastics for the flexibility they provide. I would never have dared to undertake such a project with metal minis…..I just don't have much sculpting skill. But I am more than happy to piggy-back on someone else's skills and cobble together some figures from parts that they crafted.

Glengarry525 Apr 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

I did the same thing with scratchbuilt cartridge boxes and musket bearing arms from Perry Bros ACW kits with the bayonets trimmed off.

Vigilant25 Apr 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

Nicely done. I'm playing around with a similar project converting Perry Sudanese plastics into insurgents for the Oman war of the 1970s by adding The assault Group metal weapons. Currently plucking up the courage for the surgery to create more firing troops.

Henry Martini25 Apr 2017 6:57 p.m. PST

Which campaign(s) will they be serving in, Anton?

Anton Ryzbak25 Apr 2017 7:55 p.m. PST

They are for a Fall of Constantinople RPG that The Housemartin is planning on running, so the bayonets will go missing soon.

Griefbringer26 Apr 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

For a Fall of Constantinopole use, I guess one possible source of guns worth checking would be the Perry set "European Mercenaries 1450-1500". That comes with 12 arms holding guns, though 3 of those have mail on their shoulders and thus might not fit well with figures in robes.

Anton Ryzbak26 Apr 2017 2:41 p.m. PST


That was my first thought too, but I had used all 12 sets of arms with guns when I built mine. I wish that I had thought about the Perrys Civil War set, the jacket sleeves would have matched better and saved me paring away the cuffs on the WSS arms.

Anton Ryzbak26 Apr 2017 6:45 p.m. PST

I just finished building the thirty other figures in the box. Careful use ofg the provided parts and liberal use of an X-Acto knife and tube cement have guaranteed that every figure is a proper individual

Take a look link

I am now going to embark on painting them, this should be fun!

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