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Monday, August 3, 2009

15mm Sci-fi Infantry Out of WW2 Germans - Part 1

Howdy all,

It's been a bit since I've done much in the way of budget gaming posts. But recently I have been having to cut back on new purchases and so my mind has turned, once again, to making do with what I have, which brings me to my latest experiment in converting old stuff to new purposes.

Years back, before I even played Flames of War and when I was gathering figs to play Gear Krieg, I happened upon a mixed collection of WW2 German Riflemen. The lot was a bit worse for wear and really didn't strike me as worthy of joining in with the rest of my Old Glory and Peter Pig Germans that I was using at the time. So, they got put away.

Well I was looking for a new project and came across these old figs again. They had been base-coated, and a few had had some color added but I had an idea and I planned to make a go of it.

THE PLAN

The plan for these figures is to take the simple WW2 German riflemen and convert them into sci-fi troopers equipped with appropriate weapons and gear. Because of the amount of converting needed, I think I'll make these a small group of mercenaries rather than a main force. This way, if I grow tired of converting them, I can stop and be happy with the small numbers.

I hope to have some WIP pics soon and will post them as soon as I do, along with some notes on what I have done to make these guys go from Blitzkrieg Jerries to Space Mercs.

Take care,

-Eli

3 comments:

  1. Really looking forward to seeing your WIP and your final pics.

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  2. Heheh,

    So am I.

    I do hope they don't end up looking lame. Camouflage cloaks are so under-appreciated.

    -Eli

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  3. I never could do a decent job painting Camo cloaks. Course now I bribe my friends to paint my minis for me. : )

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