Warlord Games ECW horses are a really great set of plastic horsesand these horses are each made up of 2 separate parts giving a total of 9 variants from three horses (I know there are 4 horses on the sprue, but two are the same), and it looks like this.
If you take a very knife and cut each horse half in two just behind the saddle strap to make each horse four separate parts it makes a total of 81 variants from three horses, and it looks like this.
Once you start to glue them back together in a variety of new poses they look like this.
When the riders are added the cut lines are hidden and they look like this.
All in all a very simple and effective way of adding extra variety to the horses.
25/6/2015 12:33:20 pm
Such a simple thing I would not have thought of it. Outstanding.
25/6/2015 01:39:41 pm
Thanks Trev, it was just something that occurred to me in an idle moment.
Hi Mark, I have also experimented with cutting the heads off and swapping those around too. Just follow the guide where the neck is indented on the side where there is no body and you have separate heads to swap and change as you wish. This gives 243 possible variants. Also leaping/rearing horses are easy to do by cutting off the front base and bending back the rear legs, and with a concealed pin to support (bush or gatepost etc.) one of the front or rear legs you get someting a little more dramatic.
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