You have seen that I have found minis and army listings to represent some of the major characters of the Sharpe shows. Sharpe is a Commisar mini that counts as Straken. Harper is Harker. Hornblower a Mordian Lascannon gunner cut off at the waist and stuck in a tank as Pask...OK that one doesn't really come from the Sharpe stories, but it fits the theme and time period of the army.
Anyway, having finished green stuffing Harper, it is time to move on to my next character. Comandante Teresa Moreno.
To me there is only one character in the Sharpe stories that fits this description. Marbo. Yeah there is a Major Pyecroft who is an explosives expert that could have been Marbo, but the Behind the lines fits the role of Teresa better. Besides, all my armies have at least one female model (Eldar, Dark Elves, Escher gang...)
So now I needed to find a female mini that I could use for Marbo, First I looked for the pistol, had to be look enough like the ripper pistol on the actual Marbo model. Second I wanted a GW mini, just to have the option if I wanted to field the 95th in an 'Ard Boyz tourney eventually, I'd be legal. Looking through my Escher minis I found just the one. This one will make a great starting point.
First, I'll cut the sword from her hand and add a Space Marine Melta Bomb to represent the Demo charge. Then I'll trim off the pouches on her left leg and add the envenomed blade in a sheath there. Finally the most risky part, I'll trim her top knot and green stuff her some "Curly" hair.
I have all the parts, I'll post some pics when she is done. I've played with Marbo twice now, One time missing the Demo charge throw, the other time taking out 4 Terminators, both times Marbo getting gunned down the turn after she pops out. To me the Demo pack is more important to display on the mini than a knife that will rarely see combat.
That's all for now.