1. Snip barrel of rifle and replace with plastic rod. Cut rod to 'lasgun' angle and run a file around the bottom to create the groove. 2 mins.
2. Cut a small piece of thin plasticard, score and glue to shoulder. 1 min.
3. Stick on French pack (Master casting for upcoming WW1 french) and entrenching tool (that I had lying around). 1 min
4. Take WW1 German helmet with gasmask head (master casting for upcoming head sprue so it was a little large for the figure) trimm off filter, file and drill to accept length of plastic rod for air hose. Glue in place. 6 mins.
5. Bulk out collar and cuffs, add eagle and central vane to helmet and tidy up face mask and shoulder pad all using green stuff. 8 mins.
6. Stick to GW base. 1 min.
7. Flat colours paint job. 28 mins.
8. Devlan mud wash all over. 4 mins.
9. Sand the base. 2 mins.
10. Ink the base. 2 mins.
I came back to it at tea time and drybrushed and flocked the base.
So there you go, a passable approximation of a Death Korp of Krieg guardsman from casting to colour in just under an hour. It's kinda rough and there are a few things I'd adjust or take more care over if I were to do any more but at least I know it sort of works. I'd been wanting to scratch this itch for a while now and I'm pretty pleased with the results.