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Lets party with Cossacks20 Dec 2019 2:11 p.m. PST

I saw the GNW Zvezda 1/72 sculpts and thought them terrific. As usual with plastic 1/72 there are range gaps (only Swedes & Russians, limited inf & cav), and conversion has to be your friend. So for me a few questions arise:
1. How easy is it to convert these ranges to fill gaps in the Swedish and Russian lines?
2. Would it even be possible to convert them or other Zvezda figs to Saxons and Danes (I know next to nothing about their uniforms)?
3. If I scrap the whole idea of my beloved Zvezda, what other GNW sculpts would you use instead? I have seen Blue Moon which seem fine figs and some Minifigs which seem nice but again limited. Less mainstream periods seem sometimes to have lesser known sculpt ranges. I think there is a company called Roundway but I couldn't see any pictures of their sculpts.

Any advice welcome!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2019 2:16 p.m. PST

I haven't tried the GNW range, but their crusaders are some of the best 15mm made.
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For saxon and danes, just use any WSS infantry and cavalry.

Lets party with Cossacks20 Dec 2019 5:49 p.m. PST

Thanks Gunfreak – checked them out, nicely sculpted but a little too full-figured for me.

"For saxon and danes, just use any WSS infantry and cavalry."

Does this mean that the Strelets WSS range could be used? I think they have released well sculpted British and have French next.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2019 12:12 p.m. PST

Dixon's 15mm range is very nice.
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Also, in 1/72nd there are Cossacks and Poles that can be useful.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2019 1:20 a.m. PST

Does this mean that the Strelets WSS range could be used? I think they have released well sculpted British and have French next.

Yes they are close enough, the cut of the
uniforms in western/central was mainly the same. I'm sure there will be minor differences, but not huge ones.
The danes used a double breasted coat that does make then slightly unique. But I'm unsure how much that matters in 1/72

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