Saturday, June 30, 2012
I like looking for bits at the dollar stores. A few years ago I found some cheapo soldiers with limited detail. They appear to be similar to the Airfix US Marines, but these have far less detail. The weapons are hardly more than sticks with big sights on the end. Perfect for what I wanted.
I found an old flamethrower in the spares box and modified it works as backpack oxygen tanks. These two map pins work for a new helmet. The model ship jackstays are perfect for an antenna.
Junky soldier gets his head cut off, a new helmet, backpack, and antenna and now he is a spaceman. I am doing about 300 of these, and will include a few other sets of troops to provide support and command troops.