I've recently discovered the joy of converting figures for wargaming. This has been made necessary from the lack of ultra modern plastic figures. For example, from Caesar's two current, modern US sets I've made Aussie SAS, Georgians, US in five different camo types, plus with the odd set from Orion or Pegasus the options are just about endless.
The easiest way of doing this is by the great headswap.
For years I've struggled with headswaps. The heads fall off, or distort into the oddest shapes or just plain don't look right. I will now share my newer method. I have mentioned this a while back but never posted a how-to just for it.
|A KSK operator using Caesar worldwide special forces set with an Orion Russian head.|
It is important to mention now the issue with plastic types. This method will only work with hard-soft, or soft-soft plastic. The best combinations are Orion-Caesar, New Hat-Italeri etc.
|Then dip the bottom of the head in just a little wood glue and press down all the way to the base of the spike.|
|Or the easy way. Since my latest conversions are special forces in middle east, I make a blob of filler rolled out and around the neck, then sculpt it into a shemagh like...|
|these two beady Australians!|