OK. Just because a few people mentioned this at the Ayton Weekend game, here’s how I did the swan mascot, Ganymede.
After trawling the web and childrens toy suppliers I found that no one, anywhere, seems to do swans in 28mm. I could possibly have got some nice sedate floating on water ones but that wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted an attack swan!
I figured that chap on the right had the right sort of dynamic pose I was looking for, so first was a bit of careful filing on the head to make it less goose-like. Then I cut the neck at roughly the mid point and used a pin drill to drill a hole in the centre of each side. Having failed to find some suitable wire I ended up with a straightened paperclip to extend the neck to what I judged to be the right length. A bit of green stuff wrapped round the wire and shaped, and a little over the back where the wings attached gave me this:
And finally a paint job and handler (a spare RSM Austrian artillery officer) gave me the finished product.
I was quite pleased with it and he did great service as the Legion mascot in the great victory over Granprix! And thanks again to Nic for providing the figures.