"A jingal or gingall, (Hindi janjal) is a type of gun, usually a light piece mounted on a swivel; it sometimes takes the form of a heavy musket fired from a rest."
Here's how I'm making the "form of a heavy musket fired from a rest" as will be used by my Martians. As always I'm using the Black Hat imperial martians.
Raw materials: Figure firing from shoulder; pavise (from the imperial martian guard pack); a 28mm martian musket I picked up a while back from Bob Charette's Parroom Station range (two on a sprue); some skin and/or blood*
*optional but inevitable
Here are the bits I used:
First I trimmed back the stock and bayonet to make the jingal. I then hacked the musket off the figure, and "carefully" opened up a gap between right arm and body to accept the stock. (That's where the blood donation came in. Again.)
Here's the half-way stage:
One of the two muskets is probably a bit short, so I'll see if it can be used for something else - perhaps an organ-gun or something. It'll go off to the bits box for the moment.
Then assemble, with appropriate filing to fit, and mount on base with two other figures to maintain the 3-infantry-to-a-base ratio:
I'm hoping that the pavise will help to secure and stabilise the figure. I could have attempted a bipod/tripod, but the pavises weren't going to be used for anything else (and you get 8 in a packet for "free" with the Guards), so why sweat it? It looks good, and I even get to use a handgun figure as a loader!