With the main troops finished, I now needed to start work on Luke Benson's cousin, a civilian character from Amorica armed with a six barrel boarding musket.
Photo Two - I have removed the sergeant stripes and cleaned up some of the mould lines, most of the conversion work has been carried out to the back of the figure.
Photo Three - In this case, I think a picture is worth a thousand words! Some quite dramatic lead surgery removing a good portion of the miniatures back. I used a modellers or jewellers saw to cut off a large chunk of lead.
Photo Four - Some 'Green Stuff' filling and remodelling. To the front some coat cuffs and a shoulder bag strap.
Photo Five - To the rear, building out the shoulders and adding bulk to the figure. I decided to build up the collar before adding any hair - a little wrong, but it worked.
Photo Six - Now added to a 2p coin base with the groundwork built up with Milliput.
Photo Seven - Hair added.
It is obvious from the photos that I have not tried to strip the figure prior to the conversion. With 'Green Stuff' modifications this dramatic, I was not too worried. The biggest challenge is yet to come, the 'pork-pie' civilian headgear!