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#1 29-Nov-2017 00:23:03

CarlL
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anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

Hi all

I am on a project for 1920s Iraq currently and while buying many figures ready to paint I am also looking to convert some existing figures, in my collection of unpainted figures, if I can find source of 20mm heads wearing British Pith or Solar helmet worn in WW1 by British in Tropical Uniform.

I tried to find HaT Set 8256 WWI British Artillery Crew, see http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1873

as this had 8 spare heads (see above link), last row, next to last photo, wearing Pith helmet.

Anyone with such unwanted heads or similar in other materials like metal or resin , please let me know and I can offer to pay cash (gift by paypal or cheque in UK) and p&P or offer swops if possible to things you are looking for (if my narrow interests allow me!)

Thanks for looking and reading this far,

CarlL

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#2 29-Nov-2017 07:34:41

Fire-at-Will
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

Sgts Mess have the Reiver Italian heads - but not on their website - these include a set of five with pith helmets.  Contact Garry for details - I used them for head swaps like the bottom left driver (figure was PSC 25pdr driver).

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What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all..........  In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing.  I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.

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#3 29-Nov-2017 10:56:16

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

Hi CarlL    Hannants have British WW1 Tropical Infantry in Pith Helmets (Hat 8293) 32 figs for £4.50 , it would mean full
conversion head swaps though. Ironically they have, it seems every other WW1 set except British WW1 Arty Figs. 
How did your weekend go CarlL, hope it went well.  cheers John

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#4 29-Nov-2017 11:23:45

Richard B.
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

Raventhorpe do heads with Pith helmets


"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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#5 29-Nov-2017 11:56:51

gordograd
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

I’ve also used some of the Peter pig 15mm heads on 20mm plastic figures. The berets are a tad small but the turbans look fine. They do both Italian and Brit pith helmets.

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#6 29-Nov-2017 19:42:44

CarlL
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

Thank you guys.

Inspiring that so many voices are willing to help!! (I know you are all more than voices just not met you guys in face to face so it feels like helpful voices!)

Thank you Fire-at-Will,
I like the Reiver figures and their extras like the blanket rolls and boxes, which I used for baggage. Sadly missed as not all available since sold on. Thanks for photo as it helps to see them.  I used to find their British WW2 steel helmets somewhat small so I have not tried them so far. sad

Thank you Richard,
for reminding me about Raventhorpe heads. I have some of their other heads and like their Italian solar helmet so perhaps my best option. smile

Thank you Gordograd,
I like your lateral thinking - I often look at scenic materials and buildings in this way. smile
It can backfire, I bought some 30mm scale guns from Spencer Smith - great model guns of Krupp Prussian guns - but huge!! More like 40mm than 30mm but I had bought them to mix with 20mm and 25mm... sad

Bannockburn bhoy, thanks,
My Armati Glasgow weekend went well, (won three, lost one, and one timed out losing draw) - lots of fun, good seeing old friends and hearing Jamiesons Model shop has been replaced by ?Scotts Model shop in same area, and enjoyed many different beers, no time for sight seeing with 3 games Saturday and 2 games Sunday!! Nasty black ice Friday, one wargamer took a tumble, but thankfully no broken bones.  But it didnt stop us dropping into Argyle Street area for a beer!! wink
Re "British WW1 Tropical Infantry in Pith Helmets (Hat 8293) 32 figs for £4.50" - great box of figures, bought several boxes to recreate 3 coys of Manchester 2nd Btn and others. Just can't bring myself to chop off any of their heads to swop onto other figures I am re-cycling. sad
For those interested in games re-creating early 20th century history of British in WW1 Palestine or Iraq or Iran post WW1, or Somalia campaign with (not so mad) "Mad Mullah" then there are figures in Pith  / Solar helmet on websites of Tumbling Dice (he has no photos so one for me to review after I get them at Recon this Saturday!?) see
http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/product-c … mmonwealth

Or there are lovely Pith helmeted figures at Frontline see photos under Middle East headline at
http://www.frontlinewargaming.co.uk/

But the Hat figures noted by Bannockburn bhoy are a great starting point (and with shorts turned to trousers with milliput they could make Italians for war with Senussi and other Libyans circa 1910s to 1920s.) see them at Plastic Soldier Review at
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2103

CarlL

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#7 30-Nov-2017 14:02:06

Kalinovsky
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

Carl I have some of the HaT artillery crew somewhere and I may have some heads, if I can locate them. I needed them for my Interwar/Experimental Mechanised Force stuff, couldn't find them anywhere but contacted HaT who sold me a couple of sets direct. If (might be a big if) I can find the heads your welcome to them

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#8 30-Nov-2017 21:19:48

CarlL
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

Thanks Kalinovsky.
Interesting you had to go direct!
I have only seen them far away with costly post!
I am going to Recon (in Leeds UK) on Saturday so I will look there.
CarlL

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#9 01-Dec-2017 00:07:17

Kalinovsky
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

I've had a quick look this afternoon with no luck yet

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#10 04-Dec-2017 00:45:28

CarlL
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

Thank you for looking Kalinovsky.
CarlL

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#11 04-Dec-2017 18:02:32

Kalinovsky
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Re: anyone got spare heads for 20mm with Pith helmet / solar helmet ?

If I happen to think where they might be and find them I'll let you know

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