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Author Topic: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread 7/11 Oels Jagers  (Read 5003 times)

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Gunners 28mm Sharps thread 7/11 Oels Jagers
« on: October 15, 2016, 01:39:16 AM »
Hi guys

This is the first in a series of posts about 28mm Napoleonic plastic conversions, 28mm isn't my personal preferred scale, however like most of us I succumbed to shiny syndrome and bought a few boxes of plastics as they were released, and have always intended to see what I could do with them, I don't get much personal hobby time to paint, but I can do this type of modelling sitting on the lounge watching tv (I only like painting during daylight hours), so these will be constructed faster than I can paint them.
I am a modeller/painter, not really a gamer, and would rather they got game time than collect dust, so these may (depending on how attached I get to them) become available for sale once I have finished, email me with an offer if you are interested, highest bid wins.
To start the series I have chosen foot dragoons (as opposed to dismounted dragoons), I have 1 box of Perry dragoons, and was able to get 16 foot dragoons out of that box without lessening the number of mounted dragoons I can make, I only had enough bearskins for 6 elites (I might try and sculpt a couple to extend it to 8) I will be basing these for Sharp practice, I will keep the dismounted dragoon bodies for later use.
Bodies and arms are from the Victrix French infantry box, heads and swords are from the Perry dragoon box, I am going for a campaign look, my favourite setting is the Peninsula war so modelling these for that, does anyone know what foot dragoon units were used in the Peninsula?
The Victrix plastics are nice, but I find some of the detail is a little understated, so have re sculpted these areas, I made the collars higher and opened them up, bulked out the cartridge cases, they were way to small, and added shoulder loops/boards to the non elites, I also added patches, neck kerchiefs, holes to some knees, and a second cross belt to some of the bodies that needed them.
I prefer action poses to marching for skirmish game figures, so did that, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, I will be building this force up to 5 or 6 8 man units, but will use different French troop types for the other units including cavalry.
Next up Black Brunswicker Oels Jagers for the Peninsular, all comments welcome, please feel free to give me any corrections or improvement ideas, better getting these before they are painted then after.
dan.dunbar@hotmail.com
Loads more pics here
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/fun-with-plastics-french-foot-dragoons.html





« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 10:23:07 PM by Gunner Dunbar »

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharp Practice thread (plastic foot dragoon conversions)
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 08:07:19 AM »
Very nicely done. ;D
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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharp Practice thread (plastic foot dragoon conversions)
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2016, 10:30:30 AM »
Great stuff  :)

Looking forward to seeing some paint on them.

cheers

James

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharp Practice thread (plastic foot dragoon conversions)
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2016, 12:51:18 PM »
Nicely done

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharp Practice thread (plastic foot dragoon conversions)
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2016, 11:25:37 PM »
Thanks gents

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharp Practice thread (plastic foot dragoon conversions)
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 07:15:11 AM »
Hi guys

I was going to do Brunswickers next, but have decided to finish some Portuguese I started years ago, (I will show the line troops later) so I knocked these up last night, not to much of a conversion.r
Grey parts are Perry Brits, brown parts Victrix Brits
1) removed loops from cuffs
2) replaced shako plate with putty hunting horn and bigger cockade
3) removed bayonet from musket
4) removed pack straps
5) added Victrix French sword/bayonet and bugle
6) then added putty patches and shoulder loops and banged them up a bit
Still need to added powder horns, and a sling on the officers musket.
All comments and ideas for improvement welcome.
Lots more pics here
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/fun-with-plastics-ii-portuguese.html



« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 08:16:10 AM by Gunner Dunbar »

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread (plastic cacadores conversions)
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 08:26:59 AM »
very nice indeed :-*
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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread (plastic cacadores conversions)
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 09:23:47 PM »
thanks mate.

Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread (plastic cacadores conversions)
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2016, 06:54:34 AM »
Hi guys

Wasn't happy with the results of these after taking the first pictures, so have done more work to them, I have
1) added more hair/sideburns
2) added water bottle cap and strap
3) added extra buttons to the chest lace.
4) added pointy cuffs
Again I thought these were ready foe paint, but now I'm thinking of adding a powder horn, waist belt and box on right hip (mine are armed with muskets should they have that box?) and should I re do the shako plumes? the plastic ones are to perfect, want a campaign look to these, anything else I should add?
More pics here
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/plastic-cacadors-wip-2-couple-of.html





« Last Edit: October 23, 2016, 07:01:40 AM by Gunner Dunbar »

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread 23/10 plastic cacadores
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2016, 01:41:00 PM »
Great conversion stuff, gives me some ideas. On the French Dragoons, not 100% sure you have the uniform right but I will have to look at my research...if anything glares up, I will let you know, so you can correct if necessary (desired).

Overall, really like what you have done with them. I do this sort of thing myself but try to stay away from the Victrix bits, as they are not very detailed. I find you can salvage the bodies and some boxes (like the IG Grenadiers/Foot Chasseurs) are better than the original sets (British were poor but it was their first effort). Why didn't you opt to use the Perry musket arms in the Dragoon box?

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread 23/10 plastic cacadores
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2016, 02:15:03 PM »
Splendid work. :)

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread 23/10 plastic cacadores
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2016, 08:59:59 PM »
Great conversion stuff, gives me some ideas. On the French Dragoons, not 100% sure you have the uniform right but I will have to look at my research...if anything glares up, I will let you know, so you can correct if necessary (desired).

Overall, really like what you have done with them. I do this sort of thing myself but try to stay away from the Victrix bits, as they are not very detailed. I find you can salvage the bodies and some boxes (like the IG Grenadiers/Foot Chasseurs) are better than the original sets (British were poor but it was their first effort). Why didn't you opt to use the Perry musket arms in the Dragoon box?

Keep up the good work!

Hi Arkoudaki - because the only have 2 options, and they are wearing riding gloves.

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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread 23/10 plastic cacadores
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2016, 06:56:41 AM »
Hi guys

OK, I think these are ready for paint, Have added moustaches powder horns and re did the plumes since the last pics, I just want to add some lace to the officers cuffs then that will be it, unless any of you can see an area that is wrong or could be better, all c&c welcome, as for colours, I'm not really concerned with what unit I do, I will go for the most interesting colours, the 11th Cacadors sound good, brown uniform with red collar and sky blue cuffs, I will try to paint these dirty and faded.

More pics here
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/plastic-cacadors-ready-for-paint.html




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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread 25/10 ready for paint
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2016, 09:51:50 PM »
Hi guys

First look at my plastic Brunswick Oels Jager conversions, pretty straight forward, Perry Brit bodies (kneeling/officer are Victrix) and a range of Shako heads, dark grey are Perry Brit light Cav, light grey Victrix French, and white Victrix Austrian officers shako, and have used some Perry dismounted dragoon arms with musket trimmed to look like a rifle, then
1) added shoulder straps and pointed cuffs
2) trim lace off Brit line infantry lapels, or side buttons off rifleman lapels
3) smoothed out pack
4) added horse hair plumes
5) officers lace (not happy with that yet, need to go 1 row higher to the shoulders)
Just need to add a few details, base and will take more pics, all comments welcome.
http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/brunswick-oels-jager-plastic.html



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Re: Gunners 28mm Sharps thread 31/10 Oels Jagers
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2016, 10:56:53 PM »
Looking good! For the officer, why not use some of the spare torsos from the Perry's Hussars or Lt Dragoons, as that has lace you need.

 

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