Trying my hand at 6MM proxies. (I)

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Oh dear! I am going to tell you how it is done!

Don’t fret. It is a hobby. I am stubborn to a point. For ages I´ve been trying to built a British Crimean small Army. Of course it all started when I did the Light Brigade with Baccus proxies. You see there is no proper Crimean 6MM range in the Baccus Catalogue.

The big stone in the path was the British Guards… I refused for a long time to use the French Imperial Guard Grenadiers from Napoleon for a long time… I thought it was a bit obscene morally (LOL)… and then after unsuccessfully pestering Peter about a new pack for them… I did go for it.

The path was complicated, due to a sad mistake on my address (lack of mention of ANDORRA as a country) the parcel with proxies was lost for a hundred days (true napoleonic feelings I guess).

And then one day it appeared on my mail box as something brought by the cat (I do not have a cat though… those who deal with cats know that you do not “have” them… is the other way round… but I digress).

Normally the minis do not come as battered and bended as those, mind it is easy to fix them… but I like to show them as they were.

After a bit of work on the headgear (cutting out details) and eliminating the sabre briquet, and also the bayonets… I asume a painting job would do the rest.

So, in next posts (in the near future) I will explain how it goes. (Damn! it has been years since I painted 6MM… only painting 54MM Toy Soldiers nowadays… a bit concerned…)


A typical mail bag from BACCUS
My ex-office work station… reconverted.
The contents of a bag (much bended)
working on it
The French Eagle has been streamlined to a pole (a bit out of focus this one)
Small strips of balsa wood with glued converted minis (French Imperial Guard skirmishing but with command strips from the marching pack)

Author: Alejo Dorca

Born in 1952. Married in 1976. Two sons and a daughter. 4 grandsons to date, 3 boys and a girl. Arquitect in 1978. Retired in 2016 aprox. Lifelong Toy Soldiers aficionado.