It has been a long time - over two years - since infantry from my Spanish Civil War project graced the pages of this blog:
This is an infantry section for the Republican army, circa 1937, as outlined in the marvelous España supplement for Chain of Command, along with a figure that will be used to represent a Medical Orderly (above and right of the center of the pic). 15 soldiers - 3 squads of 5 - and a sargento (a junior leader for CoC) make up the section. The sargento is the fellow on the rightmost of the above pic, and he is being assembled from pieces from a Zvezda WW2 Soviet gunner sprue with a Minairons head in Adrian helmet.
Another pic of the troops:
None of the figures are complete, although some just need some detailing and matte overcoat.
A better pic of the two special figures:
The Medical Orderly is a Minairons infantryman that will be modified with a new right hand, courtesy of the Zvezda sprue, and a satchel. The sargento has already been glued down to the base, and a hole has been drilled for the new head. A little more glue and he will be assembled...
A really simple conversion made easy by the nice individual parts of the Zvezda sprue, and the Minairons head selection that is available separately. The figure is a bit different than the standard infantry from Minairons - a bit more stocky, different boots, a more delicate rifle, etc. The kneeling position, however, hides the extra 'pounds' on the figure and if anything will make it stand out a bit more than his troops.
There are a total of three sections in a Republican platoon for CoC, so 2 more will need to be made!