Simple Conversions for Unique Miniatures V

When it comes to figures, variety is both fun and easy.

New weapons and headgear can change a figure entirely. If I can do it, you can too!

Don't be afraid to cut them up and switch pieces about: Never throw anything away, as the bits can always be used elsewhere.

Female Trooper

I always liked this female Rebel, and use her for many conversions. As a trooper she was always held back by her lack of a grenade launcher. I gave her a Military Assault Rifle and she looks a lot more threatening. I angled it slightly upwards so she could lob a few grenades at the foe.

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Female Trooper

Here she has a bob haircut and a panzerfaust, for some disposable AT capability. A slung rifle or SMG would have been a nice touch.

The RPG is a nail with a Milliput head, turned in a drill.

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Police NCO

This is rather more dramatic: I removed the SMG and arms from the figure, and added command arms to give my Police a commander.

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Police with SMG

This isn't a huge change. I merely replaced the figure's shotgun with a SMG from the Command Arms pack.

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Policeman with cannon

The Police assault cannon always seemed rather passive. I thought he should take a more active role. The arms are from a Combat Zone plastic figure, and the gun is his own. I hollowed out the helmet that was under his arm (don't ask) and placed it atop his head.

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My Tinpot Dicator has several doubles to soak up assasination attempts. This fellow was made more aggressive by replacing his hand with one from the Command Pack.

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I removed his arms and weapon. A simple arm swap gave him a grenade and pistol, and I reworked his singlet into a sweater.

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I removed her arms and replaced them with two from the Command Arms pack, and as above, reworked her singlet into a sweater.

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Beret Trooper NCO

This is an even simpler conversion, but no less effective. I merely cut off the right arm and repositioned it, filling the gap with putty.

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Tech Trooper

I made a tech specialist for my Beret Troopers with a pair of arms from the Command Pack. He seems very intent on reading his scanner.

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Tech Trooper

Essentially the same as the Beret Trooper techie, but because of the position, he is more focused on using his SMG than reading his scanner.

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Trooper NCO

I had a spare hand with a SMG from the Beret Trooper Techie, and a figure whose MAR was used elsewhere. Sooo, I combined the two to make Trooper NCO.

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LRRP Officer/NCO

A Long Range Recon Patrol variant on the Trooper, made by adding a boonie hat to a bare head. .Scenarios set behind enemy lines can be interesting, and the headgear makes for a distinctive OpFor.

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LRRP Trooper

A LRRP sniper in boonie cap. Camou face paint would have looked good, or a complete camou outfit. (Good for any of the LRRP types)

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LRRP Trooper

The spotter/security for the sniper above. The Beret Troopers also lend themselves to headgear changes as the beret is easily removed.

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LRRP Trooper

The Assault Cannoneer is another figure that lends himself to conversion because of his bare head. He provides much-needed firepower to my LRRPs.

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