Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sculpting and converting - Viceroy of Italy

Eugene de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy
I have today put my hand to doing a little sculpting and conversion of a Chasseur a Cheval rider into a model for use as Eugene de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy.

Conversion on the left, original on the right.

I broke off the arm after cutting off the carbine, then using a new tube of Green Stuff I sculpted the arm into the correct position, added a busby bag, cords and plume.  I am still not certain if I will do the Pelisse.

I have another horse for Murat, with the tiger skin on it so the whole ensemble should come out looking similar to the images I have had for inspiration.

It has been an interesting challenge going into the sculpting and conversion realm ... time to get painting and see what the final results are like.


Archduke Piccolo said...

Promising looking conversion so far. Once painted will be the 'proof in the pudding' so to speak. I've never been game, myself, to make conversions of this sort...

MurdocK said...

One of the advantages of casting many of my own miniatures is that I have had more opportunity to do this sort of conversion and not been concerned with messing it up.

All I do is pick up the next one and toss the failure into the melting pot.

It has allowed me to experiment with some things, a few have worked, many with less than desired results and one was really good.

I feel good about this one as it has so few changes, most of the work is superficial ... I am inclined to not do the pelisse as the work needed will not really change the mini that much.

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Looks good so far.

I think the pelisse wou,d be worth the extra effort as it will help to set him apart even more. Nice but not necessary.