Following a couple of posts on these small Poundland figures (100 for £1), I have started some new conversions – very much still Work in Progress (WIP).
The aim using tissue paper and PVA glue is to make full length robes and once painted white, you have Generican desert warriors.
These were inspired by the Pathans in Donald Featherstone’s Solo Wargaming. The long jezail type rifles and bulky head gear suggest the weapons and dress of these mountain and desert warriors.
Some of the figures were converted using ordinary kitchen towel, but this is a bit bulky and textured. I will also try ModRoc next time. Once fully dry I will paint skin tones, weapons, shoes etc.
Simple shields from coffee stirrers or bronze coloured drawing pins will add greatly to the dancing figures with arms upraised. A touch of the Mahdist as well …
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, 16 October 2017
Pound Land U.K. currently has stocks of 75 to 80mm plastic figures perfect for garden games.
The equivalent Papo or Schleich figure range are better paint finished, slightly more detailed and about one of these would cost the same as five to eight or more of these £1 figures.
As all they had left of this range on the shelves in Poundland were mostly the Roman Testudo Tortoise figures, a little cutting and reglueing of the arm may be needed. Pilum or Spear very fragile but they do have separate sword in a scabbard.
Obviously a little painting may be required but this is a much cheaper way of building up some big troops for garden gaming.
The challenge is who they are to fight against! I will have to keep an eye out for some suitably tribal figures in the sameness price range. Even the gladiator has no opposition but there are plenty more poses of Schleich gladiators at greater cost.
Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN.