What 1/72nd scale plastic figures would work best to represent Nutcracker figures?
I assume something from Napoleonic times, but I don't really know.
Those toy soldiers that appear at Christmas time based on the Nutcracker Ballet. My hope is to be able to simply use paint conversion techniques rather than have to actually convert the plastic parts.
But as I wish to stay in your good graces I would recommend any Napoleonic with a French style shako and epaulets sans back pack painted red jacket with blue trousers. I'm going to have to research which figures fit that description.
A Call To Arms French Infantry
French Line Voltiguers would be great if you don't mind the busby.
French Light Infantry Marching
Officers might work too; they have the epaulets and perhaps one could paint the other details.
I think the 1st figure in the 8th row down of this Strelets set, Prussian and Russian General staff, would make a good nutcracker; even better if you move his arm down by his side. The last figure in that row might be interesting too.