Monday, 26 December 2011

Christmas War – Off with his head!

The Harook from Mad Robot Miniatures are undercoated and ready for their transformation into Rimbaur; I have ten Ventaurans from Eureka Miniatures painted up already as Kalar-Wi; and I’m thinking that the Kalar-Wi might also deploy some of their Kiang allies, for which I will use Rebel Miniatures Kurgan.

This evening I successfully completed my first head-swap as I converted a Ventauran trooper into Inspector-Lieutenant Adra’kal Dreseka.

It was rather easy to remove the Ventauran’s head and then I drilled a small pilot hole where his neck would have been. Widening the hole, the neck plug for one of the pointy-eared heads I bought from Astro Miniatures just dropped straight in. Easy peasy.

I bowled the base of the Ventauran’s head/helmet and glued it to the figure’s waist, so Dreseka has his helmet hooked to his belt. Nice, simple conversion, and it looks really good.

Painting day tomorrow - I hope!


  1. Good work - and well done finding hobby time amongst all the Christmas festivities!

  2. Thanks Matt - wife and daughter were watching "The Poseidon Adventure" on TV, stepson was playing some on-line tank game, and the father-in-law was reading a book so I had a bit of time to do the deed, and take pictures!

  3. Even simple headswaps make a huge difference, these look great.

  4. Looks good. Headswaps can be so effective some times.

  5. Very nice, I've been considering some headswops on my own Ventaurans.