Friday, 27 January 2012

Australian Light Horse. Great War Miniatures Conversions. 2.

Well, here is the first one with added greenstuff. I tried to put everything on this chap just to see if I could actually do this. Leather leggings with spiral straps, extra blanket roll on front of saddle, thing for keeping flies from horse's eyes, bandolier, bucket, rifle bucket, two forage bags, horse-shoe case and extended mane and tail. Bugger..... forgot the bayonet! Oh... I added something approximating to an infantry mess tin on the rear blanket roll. I'll paint this up in a khaki cover. I'm chuffed with the emu hackle on the hat.
This first photo seems to give the impression that the head is too big. It does not look like this in the flesh.

I'm working on the second figure from the first pack (there are only two variants of these figures). I'll post him up when done. Then I'll paint both and post before completing the remaining eight. This is going to be a long job. I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with my efforts. I'm no Perry or Hicks!

As they say Down Under, "bonza!"


AJ (Allan) Wright said...

What a labor of love. The care shows in the work. Nicely done. I can't wait to see them painted up.

Sidney Roundwood said...

Bonza indeed, mate. Fair Dinkum to you, it looks fantastic.

Rodger said...

That really does look fantastic.

Michael Awdry said...

Hats off to your 'putty pushing' skills! This project is going to look superb. I can see why the Australian mounts had to be a hardy breed given this amount of kit. It reminds me of the game 'buckaroo' that was around in my youth.

paulalba said...

There is nothing cooler than knowing your wee man is unique in the world!

Nice work Mark!!! Love the mad fly prevention thing.