AN ONGOING NEWSLETTER March 2003


Easy Conversions for Unique Miniatures IV

Conversions don't have to be drastic to be effective. Small changes can make a figure more exactly what you need.

Often a new arm, weapon, or headgear will make a big difference in the look of a figure and make it uniquely your own.

'National' types can be indicated with Aussie hats, berets, tam-o'-shanters, etc. Use them to make National Rebels or Elite Troops.

Dictator Jr.

I wanted my Tinpot Dicator to have a son. Short hair and a pistol-wielding arm from the Command Pack makes him look rather aggressive and Teutonic. He does resemble his father.

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Scavenger

This fellow is using a scanner to find a lost underground warehouse.

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SWAT Commander

A pair of Command arms makes him more a part of the action. He'd also do as a commander for a Druglord's guard or for other Mercs.

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Terrorist

A new pair of SMG-laden Command arms makes her ready to kick some butt.

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Bikers

There are Bikers, and then there are Rebel Bikers.

A kepi is a simple addition to show their rebel status. The brim is flattened lead and the body is Milliput.

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The fellow on the right has added a snappy raccoon tail to his hat.

Yee Ha!

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Savages

The giant mohawks make these 'futuristic' types rather dated, trapping them in the 1980's. Removing them updates the figures and makes them more threatening and less silly.

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Liberal amounts of grime helps bring out the detail and show their squalor.

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Bandido

A Southern twist on the Scavenger theme.

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Scots Rebel

Aye, he'll be spoiling for a fight the noo.

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The Girl Next Door

A light summer dress and small clutch bag gives her a breezy, girl-about-town look,

Where does she keep that huge pistol?

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Medic

Welcome support for your troopers.

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Garrison Troopers

For some reason, garrison caps seem to say 'second-rate troops'

They'll do as garrison troops, militia, third-world or mercenary troops, security or paramilitary types, etc. A very useful type, all told.

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Bareheaded and Beret types lend themselves to this conversion.

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The caps can be the older 'flat-top' type or the more modern US style.

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Please send us pictures of your conversions
or comments on ours!


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