I have been putting together and painting my 1st Bavarian light infantry battalion for the 1812-13 period (5th Butler) and although it has been a good bit of work I have been really enjoying doing them and wanted to share how they are coming together.
There are a good selection of figures from the AB Bavarian skirmishers but I wanted to add in some different figures to make the unit look unique.
In all there are 8 head swaps and some other fine details like trousers added to the figures who come with gaiters.
The additional figures I have added come from the Bavarian casualty set a sapper from the fantassin range and also some figures from the AB Austrian and Saxon range (some are very close to the Bavarian uniform).
I have been thinking of the best way to make a hornist for my lights. I had converted a fantassin Bavarian flag man but when I picked up some Saxon casualty figures this guy stood out. A simple head swap and his musket removed and his horn added with some fuse wire with a finer wire twisted to form the cord. I still have to finish of the tassels and tidy the main horn part.
I enjoy doing these little conversions as much as painting the figures. I'm not 100% sure if this is the best way to make the horn but until I bump into someone who can point me to a better way this will have to do. It also gives me a good bit of practice as I would really like to try my hand at sculpting my own 28mm figures on day.