Friday, September 19, 2014

Homecast Crimean War Guardsman

In my last post, I showed a conversion figure using a Zinnbrigade and a Guardsman head. Under the comments, Ross MacFarlane mentioned about wanting to make a Crimean period British Guardsman with a coatee. The idea was too much to resist! I took a Zinnbrigade French infantry figure that I had casted for another project and put the grenadier head onto the body. The mold almost wasn't made; the rubber is on it's last legs and I barely got enough usable rubber.
The figure. There were more air bubbles in this mold; I'm wondering if it has to do with the fact the rubber  is at the end of it's shelf life. Luckily most are small and not too noticeable.

The conversion from an earlier post painted, except the rifle.

These are painted with Krylon enamel hobby paints. Now I have to find a source for more of the colors.


  1. Great work ,he looks the part indeed.
    Painted previous chap is excellent as well.

    1. Thank you for your comments. I like these new paints; the stripe on the pants (they don't show up well in the photos) was done with one coat, unlike the hobby acrylics I use. I have already primed the Crimean figures and hope to start painting this weekend.