Filipinos do not know or care about the wargaming hobby so it is impossible for me to buy anything other than some Valejo paint locally. I have to buy all my wargames stuff abroad and the slowness and inefficiency of the Philippine Postal Service makes that a very unpleasant experience. Waiting times of up to 12 weeks for a parcel from the US or UK to arrive here, if it arrives at all, are more the rule than the exception. I do not have that kind of patience anymore so I always try to make do with what I can get more easily and faster from Australia and convert figures into what I need at the moment.
I needed a couple of regiments of Prussian Light Cavalry so I converted Perry Miniatures French Hussars into Prussian Hussars. I should probably not call it a conversion because all I did was glue Prussian Infantry heads onto French hussar torsos.
Some creative painting, or should I say “camouflage” turned French shabraques into the longer Prussian ones.
These hussars are not 100% perfect but they are good enough for me and I did not have to wait 3 months to (maybe) get my hands on them.
These hussars were painted in wargames quality by the talented painters of my former painting service MMPS. These painters still work for MMPS which is now under new management so if you like their work go shop at the MMPS Website.