A call through to HQ brings us some more units, this time of the special weapon variety..
For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive some more models here to paint up for this army :)
2 blisters of Special weapons ( a sniper, bazooka, flamethrower, plus loaders each ), HQ blister ( Lieutenant, 2 Medics, Comms and a dying dude...)
These were all painted pretty straightforwardly though in the end..
The above 4 models however were conversions made from the Warlords Italian Wars Hunting Party..
Taking the dogs, and converting them up with USMC plastics from Warlords. The crouched one was kept mostly intact there for both conversions. I snipped the heads off, shaved down the puffy sleeves, and side sword. Then added a ton of baggage to the model, a new head, and some paint.
The standing up dog, I clipped off the figure at the knee. Shaved it down, and then found some standing plastics that could be fit to the italian leg and foot. In the end I think they turned out well enough, even if they took a while to get converted and ready for paint :)
And the last set of models are the pack mules ready to help bring some AT guns to the wilderness of the pacific islands.
The models were stock for the mules, but the figures to stand with them I wanted them to tell more of a story. So the guy with the gun had his right arm converted to make it so that he can hold his gun up on his shoulder. The other one I wanted him to look like he was trying to negotiate with the mule to get him to move faster. Again some re-jigging of the right arm there to make it fit above the mule.
So another 25 models ready for the field, and 6 animals to assist them with :)
Now for some tanks... first Sherman in the works... lots of trial and errors to happen here I believe..
Expect some finished photos soon ;) And more reinforcements are in the post as we speak ;)
Great conversion work Kyle! I really like how these turned out. I also enjoy it when people take the time to do up non-combatant figures like your pack mules. They add a nice bit of set-dressing to a tabletop. Well done.
I'll give you some bonus points for the conversions so 145 points total. Nice!