So I started to convert a Hussar into a trumpeter , cutting the bugle from one figure and removing the sword from the Hussar . I then had to drill into the stump of his arm add a piece of wire , them drill into the bugle/ hand - at this point I managed to jab myself forcibly with the mini hand drill in the thumb end !! , for such a small hole there was an impressive amount of blood ! (and swearing) . However I pressed on and with the aid of a plaster (for me) and some super glue and 'green stuff' I've got the job done . Now to undercoat them and get them painted - appearing soon I hope .