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Grelber26 Jan 2024 9:45 p.m. PST

I'm looking into the possibility of converting 28 mm figures for a science fiction project. Naturally, I'd like to do the minimum amount of work, so the closer I can get to what I want the better.

What I'd like to find is a figure (or several figures in different poses) wearing long trousers and a frock coat, or any knee length coat. Some of them would be combatants, others non-combatants. Right now, I don't have any figures they have to match up with, so I'm willing to consider figures that are a variety of heights.


Khazarmac27 Jan 2024 7:29 a.m. PST

Have a look at GW's old metal Delaque gang (1990s vintage). They look like what you are describing. You could also try converting some Wild West figures, like those from Dead Man's Hand or other Western models in dusters.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2024 8:19 a.m. PST

What I would do is use some modern figures and use foil from champagne bottle cork covers to extend the jacket.

Lately, I've been adding capes to some fantasy figure with this method.
If you don't have the cork foil, you could try heavy duty aluminum foil.

Grelber27 Jan 2024 11:46 a.m. PST

Khazarmac, I went looking on ebay for Delaque figures. They have some possibilities, and if one is careful, some of them are not outrageously priced. I've stayed away from ebay for several years because of some of the ridiculous prices.

Col Durnford, is the foil sturdy enough to hold up when touched and not bend or shed its paint? Maybe I just buy cheap wine, with thin foil. I like the idea, since it would allow me a greater choice of figures I can use.

I was thinking about a force of 25-30 figures, some grunts and more or less the same, others distinct characters of one sort or the other.


CBPIII29 Jan 2024 8:01 a.m. PST

Victoria Miniatures has a few different trenchcoat guys and gals with lots of options for arms, heads, etc. They work well with many other manufacturers stuff.

thecornman02 Feb 2024 2:08 p.m. PST

Stationforge miniatures make lots of bodies with trench coats! There are lots of sellers on Etsy with them.

Paul Walks04 Feb 2024 10:40 p.m. PST

Look at the Stargrave Scavengers they have long coats

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