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?