Sunday, 10 March 2019

1/32 SCW Nationalist Regulares

Continuing with my Nationalist forces are those stalwarts of the Spanish Army of Africa, Moroccan Regulares. As with the other figures, these have been bodged from other nationalities and eras. In fact there’s not a Moroccan or indeed a Spaniard among them!
The chap with the flag began life as a HAT ACW Zouave. His rifle was carved away and a blanket roll added, then his hands were drilled to accommodate a brass rod flagpole.
From left to right (which could be, in itself, a summary of the conflict) : the officer is from the Armies in Plastic 1916 Germans set with a ‘paint conversion’.  The machine gunner is an old hollowcast with a head from a WW2 US figure - the latter from one of the cheap Chinese sets mentioned in previous posts. The rank and file were my starting point and are in fact Replicants ACW zouaves, with their muskets shortened and waistcoats trimmed to look less flamboyant. 
The Moroccans share a box with the Foreign Legion. More on them soon.

14 comments:

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

There is no substitute for imagination.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

For CoW?

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

I am very impressed ... and look forward to seeing them in action.

All the best,

Bob

Pete. said...

Nice work Tim. Amzing what a bit of ingenuity can do.

Cheers,

Pete.

Stephen Briddon said...

You have too much free time.

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Thanks for omitting the word ‘warped’.....

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
They’ll be there!

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
They’ll be on the lawn at COW - I’m sure you’ll get a good look at them then.

Tim Gow said...

Pete
‘Ingenuity’ might be overselling it a bit! I find the trick is to keep a very open mind as to what the figure might possibly be adapted to vaguely resemble.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Briddon
I only write this rubbish - you’re the one reading it.....

MIN ManofTin said...

Handsome conversions - great fun spotting the odd Airfix figure transformed.

tradgardmastare said...

Your inventiveness is awesome. Great figures Tim.whats next.

Tim Gow said...

ManofTin
No Airfix figures were harmed in the building of this unit. Quite a few were sacrificed to build the republicans and the foreign legion however....

Tim Gow said...

Tradgardmastare
Just a warped imagination. Foreign Legion next!