One "successful" conversion of an early 17th Century Tufeci (musketeer) into a late 17th Century Azab did of course leave me with te conundrum of whether to do the same to the other 14 or so figures that make up a unit? The decision was tipped by the receipt of some of the excellent second batch of command figures from Warfare Figures.
These gave me three figures that could slip into place in the Azab unit with minimal adjustments required. So I gritted my teeth and set to with the epoxy putty to get the whole unit converted.
Just getting rid of the feathers on their hats quite dramatically changes the look off this unit. I decided to do a mixture of baggy trousers, of various lengths, turbans round the hats and a few adjustments to coat lengths. Every figure would get at least one of these and some two.
I need to make a few more yatagahan swords from plastic hoplite swords as only a few of these militia types would have access to / preference for a posh scimitar. The command figure waving a rare scimitar was given a musket from the Perry box of plastic Afghans which comes with qute a few useful bits like this. Although these will probably be graded as low quality regulars, they are probably going to be brigaded often with Bosniaks, Albanians and similar irregulars. They'll make an interesting contrast to the others.