Felicity Poppington and TWO new sizes of Female Head sprues!

Post reports of previously unseen miniatures here!

Moderator: Col. Marbles' Command Crew

Re: Felicity Poppington and TWO new sizes of Female Head spr

Postby Inso » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:03 pm

I am seriously considering it...
Have a look at my blog, it's really full of things: http://insosworld.blogspot.com/

Or, you could always learn about the world of Reptiliad: http://reptiliad.blogspot.co.uk/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
Inso
 
Posts: 1908
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 9:27 pm
Location: Back in the bosom of Blighty!

Re: Felicity Poppington and TWO new sizes of Female Head spr

Postby Pablo Spandangle » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:04 pm

At least one of them has to have a beard.

Here's some more figures I've been playing about with.

I know a lot of people have been doing some great conversions using the Heroic Scale Female Heads and Frostgrave plastic Soldiers, but I thought I'd see how the Pulp Scale Female Heads look with the plastic Cultists.

Image

Image

Bosun sizes up the Cult of the Pulp Scale Head while Dr Fang pulls the strings!

Tips for using the Pulp Scale Female Heads with Frostgrave Cultists:

1- Get a wee ball of putty (2mm approx) and flatten it into the neck socket on the figure so you have a circle of putty about 0.5mm in depth.
2- Nick a section in the front of the putty circle to create a collar.
3- Push your Pulp Scale Female Head into the putty collar, positioned as far back as possible.
4- Tidy up the collar a bit making sure some of the neck still shows (just so they don't look too swaddled in fabric).

That's it. Works rather nicely if I may say so myself. Obviously, you do have to take some care when positioning the heads, but putting them as far back as possible means the back is straightened compared to the standard male figures.

The Frostgrave Cultists are great little figures - really fun to assemble and you can make some great poses. Though I'm not sure I achieved this with the Cultist with the pistol. I imagine her shouting 'Can everyone just calm the **** down, guys?!'. :D

Next I'll try the Frostgrave Soldiers. I'm not so sure how they'll look (mainly because of their chunky leg wraps!) but it's worth a shot. And I've also got some Perry Foot Knights to try out. :)
Pablo Spandangle
 
Posts: 1870
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:39 pm

Re: Felicity Poppington and TWO new sizes of Female Head spr

Postby Inso » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:02 pm

Andrew Rae wrote:
Inso wrote:I'll be putting the heads on to some Space Dwarf bodies


:shock: This I've got to see.

They'll be in the post tomorrow. :)


They arrived today, while I was out... and they were so lovely, I set about putting together a trial veteran lady... so here's the Sgt:

Image

The heads are beautifully cast, superbly detailed and just the right size for humans (I got the heroic heads). They are slightly small for my Squats so I padded out the cheeks a little so that they looked a bit more Dwarfy :) .

She'll get a close combat 'pet' at some point but she has a knife so that will do for now :)

Just nine more to convert!

Thanks for excellent service and product :)
Have a look at my blog, it's really full of things: http://insosworld.blogspot.com/

Or, you could always learn about the world of Reptiliad: http://reptiliad.blogspot.co.uk/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
Inso
 
Posts: 1908
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 9:27 pm
Location: Back in the bosom of Blighty!

Re: Felicity Poppington and TWO new sizes of Female Head spr

Postby Pablo Spandangle » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:54 pm

:mrgreen: That's made my day. I think you must have won the prize for the most unexpected use of the heads, but with the alterations you made it actually works!
Pablo Spandangle
 
Posts: 1870
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:39 pm

Re: Felicity Poppington and TWO new sizes of Female Head spr

Postby Inso » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:36 pm

If the heads were just a little bit larger, I wouldn't have needed to alter it. Obviously, it is perfect for a human heroic miniature but Squats have slightly larger heads so a small amount of padding was required :).

She's halfway through paint now so I'll post pix when she's done... then it will be onto the others :)

Excellent stuff... and the fembots are just awesome (very dainty indeed... just what my robot squad needs :) ).
Have a look at my blog, it's really full of things: http://insosworld.blogspot.com/

Or, you could always learn about the world of Reptiliad: http://reptiliad.blogspot.co.uk/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/
User avatar
Inso
 
Posts: 1908
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 9:27 pm
Location: Back in the bosom of Blighty!

Re: Felicity Poppington and TWO new sizes of Female Head spr

Postby Pablo Spandangle » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:36 pm

I've just made these using some plastic Perry Foot Knights. Lady knights! Sir Susan? Dame Janet? Lady Lucy?

Very nice plastics as I'm sure a lot of you know, not half as fiddly as I expected and very easy to clean mould lines. Recommended!

So here's the test with both the Fine Scale Female Heads (three on the left) and Pulp Scale Female Heads (three on the right).

Image

Closer shot of the Fine Scale Female Heads:

Image

Closer shot of the Pulp Scale Female Heads:

Image

Here are my tips for lady knights:

1- Glue the arms on to the bodies first to avoid part clashes (though leave off the scabbards or you might bend them like my clumsy fingers did).
2- Flatten a 1-1.5mm ball of putty into the neck socket of the body.
3- Press your head of choice into the putty, as far back as possible looks best I reckon.
4- Tidy up the putty so it looks like a collar. I attempted to make it look like chain mail but in hindsight I should have just left it as leather as my chain mail leaves a bit to be desired...

Personally, I think both sizes of heads work quite nicely. The Fine Scale heads match the original Perry heads for scale, so if I were mixing those in a unit I'd use the Fine Scale heads.

Meanwhile, as well as being a bit bigger, the Pulp Scale heads are proportionally a bit wider meaning they visually narrow the shoulders a bit, perhaps making the figure look a bit more feminine. The larger heads will match most fantasy ranges quite well too - they're a good match for Frostgrave plastics. As such the Pulp Scale heads would be my choice for fantasy lady knights in a warband mixing various manufacturers' figures.

Hope that helps! :)
Pablo Spandangle
 
Posts: 1870
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:39 pm

Previous

Return to Scouting reports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests