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Offline James Morris

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Perry Sikh Conversions
« 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!

Here's the back view - you can see some of the extra lining around the webbing clearly.

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...

Offline XCIV

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 05:48:22 PM »
The NCO is obviously twice as valuable as the rifleman!
J

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Offline joroas

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 06:07:12 PM »
Do officers get 10ps?
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Offline Mason

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #3 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.
 ;)


Offline James Morris

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #4 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. ;)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 07:53:19 PM »
They look great James. Well done.

Offline grant

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 02:28:35 AM »
Nice conversions!

Any pics of the mortar and Vickers you mentioned?
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Offline Helen

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 04:54:57 AM »
Nice work James.

Helen
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Offline James Morris

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #8 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... :)

Offline Elbows

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Re: Perry Sikh Conversions
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 11:06:01 PM »
Awesome stuff.  :-* 



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