Monday, 6 April 2020
Remembering Les White: 1940 Danes
I never met Les White in my short time of knowing him. He posted on the Little Wars Revisited forum and was full of ideas for converting model soldiers and hobby knowledge and wisdom. He was skilled in the figures he produced as well as keen to share links he knew would help others to pursue their projects. We exchanged personal messages to chat through the forum. He was an enthusiastic man albeit one with bad health issues. Towards the end of last year, after seeking his ideas I commissioned Les to make some 1940 Danish helmeted heads for me to convert figures for my gaming. I would like to share the notes he sent me as well as the heads (including AIP figures to use in the conversion) as a tribute to him as he has since died.
I began the figures over the weekend for a couple of reasons, I didn’t want his heads to lie around unused as that seemed disrespectful, my new vice made the job easier and the 9th of April this year sees sixty years since the German invasion of Denmark. Here are pictures of the process.