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Showing posts with label Caesar. Show all posts

27 October 2015

1/72 Fantasy Figures – Good Guys & Bad Guys

I spent a little time recently finishing off some 20mm fantasy figures.
First off a few good guys.

These three sword brandishing adventurers are Caesar figures. They bear an uncanny resemblance to characters from the Lord of the Rings films.

Nice robust figures made from a fairly stiff plastic that have plenty of detail and paint up well



The archers below are from the same Caesar set.

Same again here, well moulded and highly detailed from a fairly stiff plastic.



The ladies below I suppose are neither good nor bad guys.

Vampirella on the left is from the Caesar undead set and the vestral virgin on the right is an elf, minus her catwoman ears, from the same Caesar set as the LOTR characters.



Now onto the bad guys

We have some generic bad-guy ork bowmen here who are basically old Airfix Roman archers.

I had to replace their bows and arrows with new ones made from metal pins as the plastic ones were far too flimsy and the paint kept flaking off. The green guy with the spear and the thunderthighs is from the Hat Sea Peoples set.



Some more green-skinned generic baddies. A couple more of the Hat Sea People, the figure second from the left is from a board-game called The Fellowship of the Ring, and the skinny pigailed running bad-guy is from the Esci Barbarians set.

27 May 2013

More 1/72 Post Apocalyptic Madness

Some more pictures of the "post-apoc" figure conversions I started off some months ago.

(LINK 1) (LINK 2)







I'm pleased with the way the head-swaps have worked out on the modern figures.

They are mostly Caesar with a few Revell moderns thrown in (US and Germans if I remember rightly) and the majority of the head swaps with caps coming off Imex Korean War figures and a few Revell DAK.



The bearded long-haired para-military guy above is an Orion modern-Russian with a head taken from an Emhar Viking oarsman.
Comments and / or suggestions are more than welcome.

Cheers, John

24 November 2012

20mm / 1:72 Sci-Fi / Near Future / Post-Apoc Conversions

Quick update on the Sci-Fi / Post-Apoc front.

A new painted "Control Trooper" sporting a riot helmet. He's accompanied by a Stryker from the "World Order" policing forces.

I've seen a lot of 15mm Sci-Fi figures on various blogs that have really inspired me into getting into the genre.

Unfortunately 15mm metals are out (maybe at least until I retire that is) as I've enough 1:72 plastic to sink a battleship. Besides which, my first love has always been plastic 20mm / 1:72 scale so I decided to try my hand at converting some figures from various modern-day sets to see how they turned out.

These are some of the first attempts and I'm quite pleased how they're coming along.





I've cut off the ends of the gun barrels - I think it makes them look like fairly reasonable future "blast" weapons.

02 September 2012

WW2 British / Commonwealth Infantry Conversions

The old Matchbox British Infantry and 8th Army sets have a good all-round mix of figures, and greatly inspired by the pictures of converted Matchbox figures posted by Paul on his 20th Century Wargames Blog, and Al on the Plastic Warriors Blog, I decided to try my hand at adding more variety to the poses offered in these sets.

So, armed with a scalpel and geared up into a Dr. Frankenstein mode, I chopped and swapped various plastic body parts and came up with the following results.





These are really bad pictures by the way. I took these snaps in the evening with my mobile, and the yellow light from an "energy efficient" fluorescent bulb is nowhere near as bright or defining as a good old 100W tungsten filament bulb.



The different coloured figures come from sets spanning around 35 years.

The radio operator with the beret conversion above is the oldest and was very brittle - his original head didn't even need slicing off, it just snapped off.

The dark green officer figure in the middle above and the olive-green figure below are about 20-25 years old but no brittleness to be found, and the beige figures are new Airfix/Hornby re-releases.



The head on Jack the Knife on the right there is a copy I made from a 2nd version Airfix commando. The arms are off a Matchbox crawling British Commando.



Quite pleased with the way this one turned out. The hand-gun that the original figure was holding looked more like a water-pistol, so I replaced it with a revolver from a pistol brandishing Esci British Infantry officer.

The final batch of WWII British / Commonwealth figures, a mixture of Airfix, Caesar, Matchbox and a couple of old Hong-Kong rip-offs (in dark green).









And what a difference a nice bit of sunshine can make- it makes the first lot of photos look abysmal.

27 December 2010

1/72 German Winter Figures and Vehicles

Some painted Caesar German infantry in Winter gear and whitewashed German tanks.


Two King Tigers. The one on the right is an old Hasegawa model and on the left a repainted Altaya die-cast model.

A Revell Panzer IV with sideskirts and a Revell Tiger both in Winter cammo.


Matchbox 1/76 Scale 37mm PaK 35/36




30 December 2009

Caesar 1/72 Scale Partisans / French Resistance

Caesar 20mm WW2 Partisans / Resistance Fighters / Maquis.

Painted by Eli Mayor who games with our wargame group in Tenerife.
He's used a mixture of figures from the two Caesar sets currently on the market.

Caesar 1/72 French Resistance

Caesar 20mm WW2 French Resistance Partisans

1/72 20mm Maquis ww2
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