|IDF Mechanized Infantry ready to defend the Golan Heights|
Peter Pig's IDF infantry is meant for Lebanon. In 1973 the IDF troops mostly used SLR-type assault rifles, as opposed to Galils and M-16s that became common in Lebanon. QRF does offer Israeli infantry, but having seen the quality of their other infantry offerings, I wanted to stick with Peter Pig. So that meant some head swaps were in order!
For this I was following the advice of Mark Kinsey, who has been very helpful and has been pursuing his own projects related to the Golan Heights and Lebanon for some time (see his blog at this link). Assuming you can navigate Peter Pig's bonkers website, they offer a whole sweep of alternate heads for their figures! It's brilliant. This way I could use the "professionals" from Peter Pig's AK47 range (models armed with SLRs) and swap out their cloth caps for heads with US-style helmets.
|Who replaces heads on 15mm figures? I do!|
The head swapping is really pretty easy - you need good nail clippers, a pin vice and you are in business.
|The replacement heads sat pretty well for the most part|
|These models are "Professionals" from Peter Pig's AK47 Republic range - with swapped out heads|
|Here are some of the LMGs|
|Another view of the LMG gunners|
|These NCOs are from the Lebanon range, but the head-swap worked pretty well, and the M16 is not too visible|
|These officers are actually WW2 US figures...they fit in pretty well|
|The M1 is pretty visible on the fellow in the middle, but I can live with it|
|A pair of bazooka teams for the IDF|
|Peter Pig M113s waiting for primer. I love all of the MGs on the model.|
|A finished M113 with infantry|
|I painted these using the same paint combo as my second go at the Centurions|
|This view gives a good shot of the weathering powders at work...also how much I struggled to get the tracks on correctly! It looks even worse in person...|