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16 Oct 2020 12:18 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

I am planning to convert a number of mounted figures. Currently they are unarmed so what I need are straight swords in their scabbards on slings (like those of British heavy cavalry without a sabretache). Does anyone know a source of such spare parts? The scale is 28mm but my initial search has drawn a blank.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 12:26 p.m. PST

When I needed a straight sword for a SYW cavalry conversion I was able as I recall to use a sword from one of the Fireforge Crusader knight sets – but that was for a single figure – not sure if there would be enough for a unit and it was not in a scabbard

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 1:51 p.m. PST


Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 2:51 p.m. PST

Shapeways were interesting but seemed to be all fantasy or sci-fi.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 8:27 p.m. PST

Make them? Copper wire of the appropriate handle thickness and cut it to the length of the sword/scabbard. Thin the blade/scabbard with some gentle hammering, paint the scabbard an appropriate colour, paint the handle an appropriate colour if it must have a crossguard a tiny piece of thin plastic. The sling could be 0.25mm thick half millimeter wide strip of whatever length of styrene plastic you can get. It will be very thin and flexible. If you get liquid model plastic cement and paint it with that it will get even more flexible and sticky. Place it on the model, let it dry.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 3:05 a.m. PST

Thanks Dragon. Fiddly but definitely worth a try.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 9:42 a.m. PST

Dayton Painting Consortium?

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 2:43 p.m. PST

Front Rank for separate hand held swords and sabres.
As above, copper wire flattened and curved, fake hilt out of milliput etc. close to body/ under coat.

Did this to a few figures, but now I just buy more standard bearers and get the option to give them something in hand or wave a fist at the enemy.

Great for making those 'personality' ADC's without the sabre-flashing going on!

cheers d

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:25 a.m. PST

I cannot believe that I forgot Front Rank! Thanks 1984.

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