Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Picture time

As promised here are the first of the pictures of the conversions I did to my Ground Zero Games NAC infantry. I can't stand to have too many duplicates in an army especially amongst the figures that represent the leaders. These conversions were mostly accomplished with head swaps. The other changes were basically sculpting to fill gaps in the NAC miniature line. This first group of pictures is of the platoon HQ only. I will probably post pics of one section a night for the next few nights after this. In the pictures below the original miniature is on the left and the converted one on the right unless otherwise noted.

First up is a shot of all of my HQ figures

Platoon leader

I swapped heads with a figure from pack SG15-A2 NAC Royal Marines - berets etc. I then sculpted on glasses and a headset so that this figure would fit in with the style of the of the other miniatures I am using. Finally I carefully bent the arm up and repositioned the hand. I envision him giving the rally on me command in this pose.

Signaller/Electronic warfare trooper

I sculpted on some details and an aerial on to the helmet to make it look more like communication equipment. I then sculpted on a new back pack and made an antenna to represent the signaller's secondary role as an electronic warfare specialist.

Plasma gunner

This is one of the older NAC SAW gunners from pack SG15-A2. Since he is chunkier and has a larger weapon than the new style SAW gunners, I decided to make him into a plasma gunner since GZG does not currently make a miniature armed this way in 15mm. I added green stuff to the barrel of the SAW to change its shape. I then sculpted a power supply for the gun onto the figures back.

Assistant plasma gunner

This is another one of the older GZG 15mm sculpts. This series of miniatures had rifle barrels that were rather blocky. On the unconverted figure you may be able to tell that I have started cutting down the barrel to make it match the newer figures. On the converted soldier you can see the finished result.

Light RAM mortar operator

This a straight forward head swap so the figure would match up to the rest of the platoon.

Naval fire observer radio operator

Here is one half of my naval fire observer team. I added a communications helmet to him like I did on the signaller. I also threw together a ground based laser signal transmitter antenna from a bead, green stuff, and brass wire. Once I base the figure I will sculpt a cable connecting the antenna to the computer unit the miniature is using. I figure this figure is using the laser antenna for direct line of site contact with and orbiting ship for fire support.

That's pretty much it. The other two miniatures, the platoon sergeant and the naval fire observer officer are unmodified figures. I did not think there was much reason to photograph them. Up next is will be 1 section. I will get them photographed tonight and will hopefully have pictures up tomorrow evening.


  1. I like the conversions. I've done something similer witht eh GZG Ravagers. The command model poses look better then the originals. Nice work.

  2. Some nice conversions there that will stamp your own mark on these chaps. Looking forward to seeing more!