Friday, 21 July 2017

Asia Corps Cavalry

I didn't have a lot to go on when I was tasked to create figures to represent the single squadron of German cavalry that served with the Asia Corps in Palestine in 1917-18. All there was was a single grainy photograph showing a few lance armed troopers.


So, taking the Crusader Miniatures WW2 German Cavalry as a base the snips, scalple, drill, greenstuff  and Woodbine heads in soft caps were pressed into use.


Once painted we get this.







Add a few more and I have to say I am very pleased with the end result.










6 comments:

Michael Awdry said...

Such great work and all from one photograph, so impressive Mark.

Matt said...

Very nice!

Thomas Foolery said...

Fantastic conversion work!

Unlucky General said...

Truly outstanding job. I admire greatly how you've created a unique wargaming unit. How did you achieve the pennons?

Mark Hargreaves said...

Simple application of a narrow rectangle of paper wrapped around the brass wire lance and glued together. Once dry the "v" was cut out, the whole bent into shape and set in place by allowing superglue to then soak into the paper. Undercoated then painted.

Mark Hargreaves said...

Simple application of a narrow rectangle of paper wrapped around the brass wire lance and glued together. Once dry the "v" was cut out, the whole bent into shape and set in place by allowing superglue to then soak into the paper. Undercoated then painted.