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Dining Room Battles26 May 2022 3:19 p.m. PST

I noticed something. A missed historical detail. To understand how frustrated (and anal I can be) let me give you some background about me. . .


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2022 3:48 p.m. PST

You convert these into something else, then purchase and paint a corrected unit. Welcome to miniature warfare, where the correct answer always involves buying more figures.

Grelber26 May 2022 6:17 p.m. PST

Dremel tools can be used for shaving (the figures, not you). I used the High Speed Cutters like Numbers 191 or 193. Several others are close and would probably work if they are what you have on hand. Start carefully, use a light touch, maybe even practice on the piece of metal that often connects the bottom of the feet on cavalry figures.

Unless you are far more skilled than I am, you won't be able to carve a wart on his face or a Cary Grant style cleft in his chin but for my purposes (making a shaven Viking, like Kirk Douglas in the movie The Vikings) it worked fine.


Legionarius26 May 2022 7:02 p.m. PST

Life on campaign is hard. Maybe they lost their shaving kit…maybe they just don't have the time…

Col Durnford26 May 2022 7:06 p.m. PST

Head swap, I do it all the time.

advocate27 May 2022 1:30 a.m. PST

Legionarius, they must have been on campaign for a very long time…

Col Durnford27 May 2022 4:12 a.m. PST

One other possibility, perhaps the illustration is idealistic and not a true representation of the actual unit. Kinda like the French backpacks on the Union soldiers pictured on the Gettysburg cyclorama.

advocate27 May 2022 6:17 a.m. PST

Some Rajputs were Muslim, and did wear beards. I don't know if they were recruited by the British. I suspect those Hindu Rajputs were deliberately clean-shaven.

Murvihill28 May 2022 4:24 a.m. PST

Is that guy an officer?

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