Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Burrows and Badgers Shrew Militia.

Spurred on by the recent arrival of my kickstarter pledge its got me enthused about Burrows and Badgers again. A mass clean up and preparation for priming has begun on the kickstarter figures. I have also got a pair of Shrews finished off the paint table that had been lurking and needed finishing.

These are both conversions of the orginal models with the first one receiving a blunderbuss and the second a matchlock cavalier type weapon. Both weapons were picked up on some weapons sprues from alternate armies which I picked up last year alongside some more regular fantasy type weapon sprues.

The blunderbuss was quite easy and simple involved drilling a hole through the left hand and then cutting in half the weapon and pinning it place. I carefully trimmed the trigger and filed it so it slotted over the hand.







Conversion on the right and original on the left.

This one I trimmed away the throwing blade and then like the first drilled and add a pin and then cut the cavalier in half pinning it either side with careful filing to ensure a good fit.








Conversion on the left and original on the right.


All my Shrews together.

26 comments:

  1. Those are great, Simon. I love the patterns on the bandanas and such. Great sculpts too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks very much Dean. The scuplts are great to paint.

      Delete
  2. Great figures and paint jobs. Nice work.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Those are some excellent conversions!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stunning work Simon, great additions to what you already have

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Dave. I all have got their captain prepped for painting now.

      Delete
  5. Superb painting as always and your conversions are seamless.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pirate Shrews are always cool mate and yours look ace. Grand work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Dai. I really can't decide on how to make my other shrewzerker different to the first.

      Delete
    2. Cut off the axe, reposition the hands and give him twin hand weapons. Daggers would look nutsy enough for that sculpt too I think?

      Delete
  7. Those look great, fantastic work buddy.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great looking minis! Looks like they are ready to storm the Bastille.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Full of character and very shrewy :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol cheers Darryl. I am glad that don't look like mice :)

      Delete
  10. Splendid conversions and lovely painting!
    Best Iain

    ReplyDelete
  11. A handsome looking bunch of shrews :)

    ReplyDelete