Sunday, 10 May 2015

Ducal Bodyguard - Light Cav conversions

I'm likely to use the boxes of Perry's Late Medieval Light Cavalry that I have recently acquired, as coustillers for my Burgundians. This means using the arm options holding light lances/spears, perhaps with a few crossbowmen added in, so I'll have plenty of spare arms and related bits for the mounted bowmen. So I have used these to create some additional dismounted bowmen, to vary the poses of the Perry's metal longbow castings, who'll form a contingent of the duke's bodyguard.




The main parts used have been the bows wrapped in covers, arrow sacks and the arms holding or carrying bows. Adding these to plastic bodies from other Perry boxes is straightforward and has only needed the addition of some straps for arrow bags from putty - which has been done to the metal billmen too. The other conversion uses a pair of couched spear arms, with mail sleeves, from the Light Cavalry sprue to create a banner/flag bearer, who'll probably end up on a vignette base - not so easy to see as I've undercoated him, but I think it works as a decent pose.



All have plumes and orbs (from small beads) added to helms, to add some gravitas to their role as ducal bodyguards and they'll all wear tabards of St Andrew's cross and steel and flames, as per the sample figures I did some time ago. The conversions will be en route to Spain soon, to be painted for me.






10 comments:

  1. Really nice conversions, these are going to look magnificent when they are painted. I am yet to open up the "Pandoras Box" of the Perry Light Cavalry, but they are waiting!

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  2. An excellent plan. I just picked up the Light Cav box yesterday myself - great figures indeed!

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  3. Remarkable result. Congratulations 8)

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  4. Superb conversions, these are going to be another unique unit to your already unique Burgundian collection!

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  5. Very nice job, Like the beads - clever stuff.

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  6. great idea, i look forward to seeing them finished!
    just finished putitng together my first box, great figures :)

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