Since I am converting some figures for use as artillery crew for AWI V&B, I thought that I could make a conversion to represent Molly Pitcher. I sorted through my figure collection for a suitable base figure, when I remembered that the Airfix Wagon Train set had a suitable figure. (PSR link here). Since the figures I was converting were also Airfix figures (The Airfix Waterloo French Artillery set - PSR link here), I hoped that the mix would work well.
AWI gun crew WIP.
The conversion of the French artillerymen was a simple head swap, using a metal pin and superglue. The real work on making the conversion work will be the paint job. So far I have enough crew, including Molly, to make two artillery stands, one of which will be French. Should the conversion go well, I may make more.
A closer shot of Molly and her friends.
Converting Molly involved a little more work. One hand was replaced with that of a French artilleryman holding a bucket, and a sponge made out of plastic rod and metal wire, and then positioned near the other. I quite like the idea of having a Molly on my artillery stands as it is something different to the norm, and adds character to my AWI forces.
More artillery crew to be deshakoed.
I am quite enjoying making up these AWI forces, and think I may have to use them in a game soon.