The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August



1424


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Simple but Effective Longbowmen Conversions

Hi,

One of the advantages of putting on a game with others, be it demo or at the club is that you get to have a good look at all the new ideas that they have come up with regarding painting, modelling and conversion work. In the case of the two longbowmen below, now awaiting their opportunity to see some paint in the que that used to be my other painting table, both have been inspired by some of Simon's conversion work which can be seen on his blog.

The first chap has had his arrows removed from behind him and a plastic small 'sheaf' off arrows added to his belt. These were taken from the 'spares' box and are from the Wars of the Roses plastic box set from Perry Miniatures. The second chap if from the has had his front oringinally from their Handgunners pack has had his hand holding the match removed and this has been replaced with a plastic one holding a longbow from the plastics bits box. The first archers arrows have then been glued behind the second archer and thus we have a nice simple conversion that looks effective and will add that bit of variation to one of my Longbowman stands.

I think that the second conversion is great as it actually looks as though the archer is twisting around to reach his arrows.