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Biomckill29 Aug 2018 8:04 a.m. PST


Lately some people has been taking out the Perry minis as potential bretonnians.

In my case I have just purchased a box of french infantry with the intention of converting some of them into undeads: some head drilling/replacement, skeletal arms, ragged clothes, etc. The armor in the heads will make the task quite difficult. I will be using the Vampire Counts hands and skulls, because they are of similar size.

I tried to find if somebody has converted this minis into undead before, but without luck.

So the question is: has somebody tried this?

OldSilly29 Aug 2018 8:04 a.m. PST

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Thomas Thomas29 Aug 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

No I haven't tried this but you might swap some zombie heads from other manufacturers.


Griefbringer30 Aug 2018 3:17 a.m. PST

Interesting idea, though I have not seen it done.

As for head replacements, problem might be that many of the figures in the French infantry set are wearing chain coifs, and have the lower part of this sculpted to their body. Thus, if you want to do head swaps then you may need to sculpt matching coifs on the replacement heads. The bodies from the English set might be easier in this aspect, since they do not have such armour on them.

That said, one option would be to not swap the heads, but instead paint/model them in a way that makes them look less lively. Many of the heads actually have limited amount of the face shown (in case of men-at-arms none, if you glue on the visors), so just painting this in a very pale fashion with empty eyes might provide a starting point. Some careful couging with knife or fine drill bit might make the faces look like they have been injured in combat. Alternatively, you could try adding some veils or more armour to almost fully cover the face – this could make for some very sinister looking figures.

Hand swaps on the other hand (no pun intended) should be pretty straighforward to provide for a clear undead look.

Do not forget that a suitably sinister paint scheme for the clothing and bases can go a long way to making your figures look like they have returned from beyond the grave.

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