So before all this ebay stuff popped up I was planning a new mortar team.
I did one some time ago using a Musketeer figure as the mortar man, His right hand had to be changed and was made up of 3 pieces.
This was ok and looks very good, but I wanted to do better. These 2 are my Mk 2 mortar team.
Both are Artizan partisan figures the mortar and bombs are from Assault Group. The work took about half an hour and the figures look very good. I now need to find a 3rd figure for the crew, so I'm going to have a good dig through the Empress figures I've just got.
So I've finished the 2 figures I was converting alone with some Artizan policemen.
I think the rifleman has come out very well, the other figure is good as well but I can't get a good picture of him.
First of my ebay winnings.
I've also had some luck with ebay, winning 138 Empress figures for £150 in 6 or 7 lots. This should mean I have enough figures for my converted platoon and a lot left over. I've also ordered 40 British helmets and 10 Tommy guns.
2 converted figures.
My plan is to do head/hat/helmet conversions and some weapon conversions as well and then sell then in 10 man sections or as weapons teams. Of the above figures I'm going to keep the rifleman and sell the BAR armed figure.