Is there anyone who does head swaps with 15mm figures (I am thinking of the Peter Pig spare head ranges, but I guess others would be similar) that can give some hints and tips as to how best to do them? Or links to any blogs or videos with the same?
Headswapping is really easy with PP figures, it just seems really daunting if you haven’t done it before. Here’s a how to guide that I wrote, and have added stuff to as I have discovered easier ways of doing things.
Hopefully the post should answer any questions, if not I’m sure I can help further.
Edit: afterthought, occasionally it all goes wrong drilling into the body, despite using a pilot hole etc you drill in the wrong place. Fill the hole with green stuff, try again tomorrow when the headswap gods are looking down more favourably on you. It happens. Also, some figures are just really awkward to drill, pick a simple pose ( head not straight on shoulders, no raised arms or anything close to the face) for your first few goes. Warning, it can be addictive, don’t be surprised if you become slightly obsessed about it.
I do mine pretty much as Radar suggests. I use an indicator pin to make the start hole rather than filing down the clearing pin. These are readily available from stationary suppliers and have a nice flat head on the “pushing” end and are sharp and solid at the pointy end.
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