He started life as an Esci 1805 Prussian officer. While the uniform isn't really the same as that of a RN Lieutenant, I'll do a little paint conversion as per the plates below. The double breasted coat works, and I'll suggest the cut of the coat with white piping.
I decapitated the original head and replaced it with a head from the HaT Peninsula British Command set (minus the plume) and replaced his left hand with one holding a pistol from the HaT British Marines and Sailors set. The hand is just glued on while the head is pinned and glued. Hopefully the hand stays glued, as the figure's wrist is too slim to attempt drilling and pinning. I'm hoping the glue plus a couple of layers of paint will suffice in keeping the hand attached for the time being, or at least until the end of September!
(Image courtesy of PSR
|Royal Navy uniforms and pennants|
(Image from The Lordz Forum http://bit.ly/1l2ohTM. Original source not credited.)
|Image from Osprey Elite series no.48 Nelson's Navy (Haythornthwaite & Younghusband) via Toy Soldier Forums http://bit.ly/1rr8mBe|