Sunday, 4 October 2015

Cuirassier Trumpeter

Well this time I’ve gone the whole hog and attempted a trumpeter conversion from scratch for the next unit on the painting table – the 1st Cuirassiers.


Starting with a vintage casting of FN/102 Cuirassier trooper (mounted) charging I removed the sword (not too terrible as this was a stubby one) and bent his arm into a suitable position.


Next I super-glued a small length of wire to his mouth, hand and my fingers – doh! The trumpet was then built up using Green Stuff which was tricky, mainly because my Green Stuff is well past its best having dried out somewhat.


I also carefully carved away at the figure to remove his cartridge box and carbine and filed down a few bumpy bits to remove his cuirass. I forgot however to remove his epaulets which I should have done according to my Osprey.


So I’m pretty pleased with this one and I may now be asking for a soldering iron for Christmas – who knows what might happen then?

10 comments:

A.W. KITCHEN said...

Nice conversion ! , Tony

K.C.ROBERTSON. said...

Very nice Conversion- fine work. KEV.

Stryker said...

Thanks for the comments - I really had fun doing this one!

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Good conversion work

Stryker said...

Cheers Allan!

Anonymous said...

Good conversion, look forward to seeing all the cuirassiers en masse.

Paul

Stryker said...

Hi Paul - me too. The game has been pushed back to the end of November so I'm hoping that my Cuirassiers will be ready in time to join Roy's host!

Wellington Man said...

Top job! Well done

Conrad Kinch said...

Good man. He looks great.

Stryker said...

Thank you kindly good sirs!