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Miniatures Adventure => The Second World War => Topic started by: James Morris on May 28, 2013, 04:18:02 PM

Title: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: James Morris on May 28, 2013, 04:18:02 PM
Having seen the forthcoming Perry metal Sikh heads for the plastic 8th Army models, I got impatient and knocked out a couple of my own conversions.  They're very simple, just two of the LRDG 'cap comforter' bearded heads with the cap trimmed down and replaced by a greenstuff turban sculpted into place with a scalpel.  I was surprised how quick the turbans were to model, but I think I'll wait til the metal heads come out before doing a whole platoon.
The paint job is another simple wargames job, about 15-20 mins per figure.  I tried using Windsor & Newton Nut Brown ink as a wash this time (instead of Army Painter Quickshade Strong Tone) and quite liked it, though I touched in some extra brown lines to help define the webbing better.  One of things I have discovered about the Perry plastics is that the detail is not as deeply-incised as some metal models, so it doesn't always respond so well to a shading wash.
So here we go, a Sikh NCO and rifleman.  The NCO is based on a 2p coin (rather than a 1p) to make him look more important!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7304/8866484255_310101f9f8_c.jpg)
Here's the back view - you can see some of the extra lining around the webbing clearly.
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3733/8866483457_0239ef8c36_c.jpg)
And here's a trial shot of the duo driving the Italians off a mountain somewhere in Eritrea.  This is a piece of test terrain for the Battle of Keren 1941 project that I am working on - quite pleased with the dramatic quality of bayonets going over the skyline...(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3802/8866482251_af3356b9f8_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: XCIV on May 28, 2013, 05:48:22 PM
The NCO is obviously twice as valuable as the rifleman!
Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: joroas on May 28, 2013, 06:07:12 PM
Do officers get 10ps?
Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: Mason on May 28, 2013, 07:07:19 PM
Nice work on those turbans.
 8)

You should finish the platoon off yourself, they look very effective and would be completely unique.
 ;)

Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: James Morris on May 28, 2013, 07:08:35 PM
It's based on the theory that the higher your rank, the harder your model should be to get knocked down by an Italian grenade/ marble rolled down the hillside...

So I guess the Lieutenant should have a 50p or something. ;)
Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: Captain Blood on May 28, 2013, 07:53:19 PM
They look great James. Well done.
Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: grant on July 01, 2013, 02:28:35 AM
Nice conversions!

Any pics of the mortar and Vickers you mentioned?
Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: Helen on July 01, 2013, 04:54:57 AM
Nice work James.

Helen
Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: James Morris on July 01, 2013, 08:29:32 PM
Nice conversions!

Any pics of the mortar and Vickers you mentioned?

Still on the sprues!  I'll post when I've had a go at them, but the British Grand Prix and spending time with my family seriously dented painting time over the weekend... :)
Title: Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
Post by: Elbows on July 01, 2013, 11:06:01 PM
Awesome stuff.  :-*