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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 8:23 p.m. PST

I got a large order from Galloping Major in today. Full disclosure, Galloping Major distributes Kings Mountain figures and heads in Europe. OK, that's out of the way. As I said, full disclosure.
Way before Lance and I hooked up, I was buying packs and packs of GM figures for my personal collection. I love his sculpting style. His figures are the best line of French and Indian War figures, that you can get. I was so impressed with his sculpts, that I had my sculptor (the fantastic Alan Marsh) make my Over Mountain Men compatible with Lances figures. They also fit in with most Redoubt F&I War figures. Redoubt are another good line. I have scads of them.
I bought multiple packs of the 3 different Settlers Defending groups. The same for the four Provincial Militia packs. I already have enough stock figures from these lines painted up. What I wanted them for, was conversions. I plan on making an AWI unit comprised of the Settlers and some KMM Over Mountain Men.
I have already removed all the GM heads from the Settlers poses and have begun to drill out the necks. Once that's completed, I'll replace the stock heads with new KMM heads and have a unique new figure for my battlefield.
I very much enjoy doing this and the end results are worth all the time and endless drilling, that it takes. Here are a few shots of my previous conversions
using Galloping Major figures with KMM heads. These turned out really well, I think.









Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 8:45 p.m. PST

Great job and great looking figures!

Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 3:34 a.m. PST

Great job Bill.

TheCommandTent15 Jun 2018 5:07 a.m. PST

Wow those look great!

Choctaw15 Jun 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

I agree with the comments above. This guys look great!

jefritrout15 Jun 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

Bill, I didn't know that you resized your figures to fit with GM. I will have to check that out at Historicon.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 1:52 p.m. PST

J, There won't be anyone at Historicon selling KMM figures but maybe you;ll run into a game that includes them.

Hunt down the OFM, he has plenty of my stuff.

I specifically had the Highlanders sculpted to match the early Perry sculpts. But, I had the OMM, Continentals and Dragoons done to match the large GM, Redoubt and Perry scale.
Perry? Yes, Perry.

Take the latest Northern Militia figures and compare them to the original Perry Highlander sculpts.
They are larger and fuller compared to the Scots.
And they match my figures quite well.

42flanker15 Jun 2018 8:24 p.m. PST

Quite a project. NICE bonnet!

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 11:36 p.m. PST

Yes, the guy with the pistol in his belt, wearing the bonnet, is my favorite. He is so cool!

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