IntroductionIn my last post on the female apocalypse survivors from Wargames Factory (http://colgar6.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/plastic-apocalypse-survivors-women.html), Zabadak observed that every build of the "fat woman" on the internet seemed to be armed with a rocket launcher. I realised that this was right: the default weapon for this body is indeed the RPG.
Another follower (Simon Quinton) responded to my complaint about the lack of empty-handed arms in the kit by suggesting the use of arms from Wargames Factory's female zombie kit.
Between them, these comments got me thinking about what might be done differently. This article is a quick response to those challenges. I've got 3 Wargames Factory kits ("The Men", "The Women" and "Zombie Vixens") that should be more or less compatible with each other, so let's get creative.
|The default "fat woman with rocket launcher"|
A little bit of filler was needed on this figure to hide gaps, but overall the parts fitted well. Note that this model uses a different female head; it's not one of the official "fat" heads. Works for me...
So what else can we do?
|Look out! This one's armed!|
Actually, if I'd used a complete left arm and a non-scarred head then I think this model would have made a very good survivor instead.
ConclusionIt's obviously possible to mix parts from the 3 kits mentioned. Some of these conversions have required a little extra cutting or filling, but none of them were hard to do.
I think I'd avoid trying to swap bits with the earlier Wargames Factory (male) "Zombies" kit as it contains a very different style of figures. However, I'm now wondering whether I could swap bits with the plastic zombies from Studio Miniatures. Mind you, I don't know when I'll have time to paint these models as it is; it's not as if I really need more survivors or zombies!
[Update: for even more goodness along these lines, see The Color Blind Model Painter's similar article here: http://thecolorblindmodelpainter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/plastic-figure-mash-ups.html . Highly recommended.]