I got a little crazy tonight with the clippers and the greenstuff.
I've created an Officer and an NCO for my Bavarian grenadiers. Leib Regiment, I think.
After devastating the castings with my clippers, I had to re-biuild the necks and the bags for their grenadier caps with the Greenstuff. And the little ribbons on their pigtails. They look OK.
Pictures to follow tomorrow morning when they have dried enough to photograph. I'm fairly happy with the result.
I'd give a lot for a dremel tool to save myself from the tedious, endless filing though!
For my next trick I'm going to paint these guys and then a 60-figure regiment of Hungarians. Digging around tonight; having a general audit of my lead mountain, I've found enough castings to do just that and it's a pretty exciting idea for me. I even found enough castings round to build up the strength of the Leib regiments' fusiliers to a reasonable (40 figs) level.
I also dug out Alte Fritzs' "Croat Terror" rules and they look like enough fun for me to contemplate a little game (demo? convention?) later this year. I'm envisaging a Bavarian battalion versus an indeterminate number of Croats c.1742.