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HappyHiker04 Oct 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

I'm trying to put some perry heads(with stovepipe shakos) on warlord games hanovarian bodies, but the warlord heads include necks and the perrys don't. The head will glue but they look weird and painting the collars when there are none will be a challenge.

Has anyone got any top tips for converting ? My green stuff skills are limited to say the least.

Lord Hill04 Oct 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

Do you have any Perry French infantry? I know exactly the quandary you're describing – in the past I've used the extra French heads (which come with necks/collars). Cut the collars of these, stick them on the warlord bodies, then blue the Perry heads on to these.

I've also used bits of sprue in the past, anything which is the right diameter to form an impromptu collar.

Personal logo 22ndFoot Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

Have you considered separating the Hanoverian heads from their caps and the British heads from their shakos? You can then glue on the head that fits and then a shako on top of that. Shouldn't be too difficult with a pair of side cutters if the two heads are of a similar diameter.

HappyHiker04 Oct 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

I've lots of spare heads, so I can try french collars and hat swapping, thanks…….

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Marrying up Perry and Victrix can be quite…….


They are undoubtedly both 28 mm when assembled side by side, but are of very different proportions, even if equally tall..

Victrix are stoutly chested lads, with simian facial features and huge thighs that can hold their own with Front Rank, as few others can! But they do have their attractions, if you want to work at it.

The Firearms are far better detailed than Perry plastics, depending on which particular casting you choose. The snag is the attached arms' details are grossly over scale .

I have never tried with Warlord though. Intrigued why you want to do this project. Is the idea to produce plastic figures of Hanoverians in stovepipe shakos, in marching order?

If so, trust me, Greenstuff is a cinch for this. Now fringed epaulettes, flounders on a shako, or fur on a pelisse…that needs skill. Just sticking a head on a thorax…..simple.

HappyHiker04 Oct 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

I've grown to like victrix, just for the variety, but I have a battalion of warlord Hanoverians that I'm going to make up into landwehr at Waterloo. Most will be in caps, but I understand some of them wore stovepipe shakoes , and even had their Ranks boosted by British and KGL, so thought I'd do a few stovepipes for variety.

Cutting necks resulted in plastic shooting about the room, hat swaps seemed ok and I've done a green stuff ball and shoved a head on, I'll see what they both look like when primed and base coated.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 5:28 p.m. PST

What did you use to cut the necks? If you use cutting pliers like these, link you can wrap your off hand around the whole operation or cut in a box.

Footslogger05 Oct 2017 3:16 a.m. PST

H Hiker, this is a conversion worth doing, AFAIK, more Hanoverians were in shako than in soft caps.

I've just tried matching up a spare Warlord head in stovepipe from the new Prussian Landwehr box with a Hanoverian body and that didn't look right either – and that's from the same manufacturer!

Have you considered using slices of round-section sprue as collars? Better than nothing, if you don't fancy your chances with Green Stuff.

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