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I can't get my head around resin heads
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 06:37 AM UTC
Hello everybody,

This may sound like a silly question but its been on my mind for a while.

How do you deal with after market resin heads from for example hornet or verlinden. Do you buy the heads in advance and build up a collection so that you have a head for every situation if you want to modify a figure.

Or when you modify do you go out and purchase a set of head that suites the figure.

Just wondering how everyone else deals with the head situation.

Well I'd better stop - all this has given me a sore head

Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 07:17 AM UTC
It depends on what you like to do. I do a lot of conversion work and I like to have the headson hand to create different characters. I usually buy all of the bare heads that Hornet and Historex come out with. I can always sculpt headgear or rob more complicate items from DML or Tamiya kits. If you're looking for a specific head for a kit you're building Colorado Miniatures has photos of all the heads in a given set from Hornet. This can help with selection. This would allow you to buy only the set that you want to get that one head you like.
beachbum
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 01:39 PM UTC
The other thingy you may need to consider about heads is the scale. I once got a set of decently sculpted resin heads from a Fallschirmjager conversion set by Verlinden with the intention of fitting it to some DML Fallschirmjager bodies but they were just too big for both DML sets that I had. I've used Hornet heads too and they come pretty close to some of the DML figs I've used besides being very well sculpted. I've just ordered some Warrior ones to see how they turn out.

So for me its scale first, then trying to get something close to what I need in facial expression as resin is a wee bit more expensive for us in this corner of the world no thanks to the exchange rate.
james_mcdougall_85
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 09:28 PM UTC

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The other thingy you may need to consider about heads is the scale. I once got a set of decently sculpted resin heads from a Fallschirmjager conversion set by Verlinden with the intention of fitting it to some DML Fallschirmjager bodies but they were just too big for both DML sets that I had. I've used Hornet heads too and they come pretty close to some of the DML figs I've used besides being very well sculpted. I've just ordered some Warrior ones to see how they turn out.

So for me its scale first, then trying to get something close to what I need in facial expression as resin is a wee bit more expensive for us in this corner of the world no thanks to the exchange rate.




Must be annoying when you can't use the heads because of the scale .

I hope you found a use for those Verlinden heads!

Cheers
Jamie
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2007 - 05:57 AM UTC

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The other thingy you may need to consider about heads is the scale. I once got a set of decently sculpted resin heads from a Fallschirmjager conversion set by Verlinden with the intention of fitting it to some DML Fallschirmjager bodies but they were just too big for both DML sets that I had. I've used Hornet heads too and they come pretty close to some of the DML figs I've used besides being very well sculpted. I've just ordered some Warrior ones to see how they turn out.

So for me its scale first, then trying to get something close to what I need in facial expression as resin is a wee bit more expensive for us in this corner of the world no thanks to the exchange rate.




Must be annoying when you can't use the heads because of the scale .

I hope you found a use for those Verlinden heads!

Cheers
Jamie


Being overscale seems to be a problem with verlinden's figures.
I got heads from both hornet and warriors and the two brands seem to of about same size.
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2007 - 06:31 AM UTC
For me, it's a bit of both, I think (and this is just MHO), it is wise to have heads on hand (expeience with the different headsets helps to know who's heads work best with who's figure), but sometimes, I just get an idea and of course I don't have the right heads,, so then it off to the LHS Or on-line vendor. Hope that helps