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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

HAT #8256 - WWI British Artillery Crew - lost in time!

Hi everyone!

After a very very busy day in the office and since I didn't have the chance to see SWMBO, I decided to relax by uploading some photos of my last weekend's work. :-) 

You that follow my recent work, must have seen that I bought some new figs and kits recently. The figs I got were Hat's #8256 WWI British Artillery Crew (see review in PSR here). Destined to serve weapons in the Great War, I decided to transfer them through a time journey to my 43rd Wessex Division forces, that fought their war during 1939-1945 (I ask from my friends to correct me about the service period of this unit - I've been working for the last 14 hours, so please show some tolerance)!



I took my scalpel and some PVA glue, and made some long trousers for these poor sods! In terms of accuracy and outcome, perhaps I could do better, but I am not very good in conversion works...I hope you find them 'adequate' for the task. 20 of them, a tedious task, but I coped. :-)

On with the photos then:



I hope you like 'em! :-)
T.

40 comments:

  1. Thanos this is a cracking piece of work. And to do this on twenty figures. You should be very proud of these!

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    1. Thanks Anne! I am very happy that you liked them.

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  2. This is fine work, Thanos...making what you want. The extended trousers are nicely modeled.

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    1. Thank Jay! A simple idea and some patience. That's it.

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  3. Yo might not think the conversion work is very good, but I think it's marvelous. Best of all, you've had the guts to give it a go, which most gamers won't.

    Great stuff!

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    1. Thank you Jo. You're so kind. Welcome to my blog.

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  4. Mate, those strides look great- nice work.
    Perhaps some could have khaki berets? ;)
    Have you tried them with the guns yet to see how they look?

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    1. I couldn't do what you did with your commandos John. Your figs were excellent. I have yet to learn a lot of things before I try sth like that. Thanks!

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  5. That's some fecking lovely painting Thanos, top notch!

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  6. You've brought them to life...well done.

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    1. Thx Ray. I appreciate it. Your opinion counts for me. :-)

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    1. Thank you Will. Your blog is very very inspiring. I've been following your work for quite some time now. :-)

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  9. I agree with all the above. One can always feel proud when modifications come work.

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    1. Ignore the come in the above. My train of thought was side tracked.

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  10. You did a very good job, I will be copying :)

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    1. Thank you Dan. I reckon it's a fair solution in terms of accuracy and budget. And I don't feel like I m betraying my plastic bods with metal ones. :-)

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  11. very nice work thanos very nice conversions! just PVA??? that sounds Like a nice cheap solution to a problem

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  12. Excellent piece of work in this "back to the future" conversion

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    1. I wish I could do the same with some parts of my life mate!
      Thank you! :)

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  13. Flammin' Nora! Genesis efforts here Thanos, they look awesome mate.

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    1. Thanks Paul. I am very new in conversions tasks, but I am willing to practice as much as I can. :)

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  14. Tremendous converting skills Sir! They've worked out really well.

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    1. Thank you Michael. The credit goes to the glue! :)

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  15. Smart work there Thanos, look really good.

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    1. Thank you John. I am glad you liked it!:)

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  16. Outstanding work. I love them!

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    1. Thank you Dr Mork! :) Glad you came back! :)

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  17. Great! I will copy this for sure. This kit is now on my to-buy list.

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    1. Please do mate. They are a nice lot of figs. :) Thank you

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  18. I like them! Very nice convertions and excellent painted!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  19. They have converted up nicely! Good solution to the crew problem, lateral thinking at its best!

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