SPECIAL THANKS. I would like to thank Paul Watson for his sponsorship of several lead figure collections on this blog. Having decided to clear his spare/surplus figures, he generously forwarded them on with no other requirement than they deserved to be restored.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Gentlemen Volunteers (Conversions)

Completed yesterday, some strategic conversions (saving money) which have furnished some useful extras. 

MGB

1. A broken Canadian Mounty is back in the saddle. Metal head, arms, sword scabbard, and pinned legs to counter oxidisation. Milliput gauntlets. 



2. A broken lead figure is now a colonial gentleman with a double-barrelled shotgun, and he's a damn good shot with it too. Replacement head, milliput scarf and shoes. Drilled into a metal base.





3. A plastic guardsman is given a new head and sword scabbard, milliput scarf. Drilled into a new base.



These figures will be joining the United Empire Loyalist Battalion, now operating behind enemy lines in Ontario (Dominion War campaign).

8 comments:

  1. More fantastic restoration work MGB!

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    1. Thanks MJT, I quite enjoyed working on these spares. and my collection could use more armed civilian or paramilitary figures for scenarios.
      Michael

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    1. Thanks George, 54mm is really dominating my hobby time, it works on so many levels for me.
      Michael

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  3. Great use of well worn dead. Are there a couple of Barzo sailors from the New Orleans set in there?

    (Speaking of bringing dead toy soldiers back to life, did you know that when Canada finally resorted to conscription to replace fallen volunteers late in WW2, they were nicknamed Zombies.)

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    1. Hi Ross, as far as I know they are just cheap plastic cowboys, with some head changes. No I didn't, and I think the British nickname 'Tommy' is considerably nicer lol.
      Michael

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    1. Thank you Tony, hated the idea of binning them.
      Michael

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