Sunday, February 28, 2010

What I've been working on this week...

Well here are some of the mini's I've been working on for the last week or so.. This is my last regiment of 28mm ACW until my new order comes in. I am hoping to finish up the remaining 12 guys in time to touch up a few things on some stuff and get started on the flags. I think I am going to go ahead and hand make/paint all of them so I don't want to rush through them, but I am anxious to get a few of them done. Anyways, enough rambling, on to the pictures! (Click pics to enlarge)

I really love the poses on these... except maybe not the hunchback guy, but the rest are really full of character and a joy to paint.

I put out all of my completed regiments this week and I noticed that my Confederates don't look very gray, so I am trying to make this regiment more uniform and grayish.

I really like this NCO, I can just imagine him yelling orders!

My biggest complaint with these miniatures (from a VERY short list) is that the skirmishing/firing line packs have a mixture of standing and kneeling poses, and one of the Confederates (see picture) is even laying on his back reloading. Well I didn't know if I should base all of the kneeling soldiers together or mix them in... so I mixed them in and tried to make the bases seem natural. I think next time I am going to base all of the "kneelers" together.. We'll see.
But as for right now I have to figure out how to base these- the soldier laying down is giving me problems. I think I may put a log or bush or something for him to be laying behind.

I spent some extra time and painted this guys blanket roll as a quilt. Is it worth the effort? To be honest without a close-up I don't even know if it is noticable. Maybe if I use white between the shapes instead of the black?

As always any comments or criticism is welcome!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Well I'm not gone.. merely hiding. I have painted a bit lately but haven't had a chance to take any pictures. I did place another order with Sash and Saber which I am very excited for! And just in time, because I am working on my last regiment right now. Although I do want to go back and touch up a few mistakes on the Union Cavalry and dull coat everything and then add flags. So technically I have plenty to do but I was just itching for more lead! Here is my order:

(1) RCS1 "Confederate Infantry advancing (Right shoulder shift)"
(1) OCS1 "Gen. John Gordon"

(1) US8 "Dismounted Federal Cavalry command"
(1) US9 "Dismounted Federal Cavalry"
(2) US10 "Horse holder and 4 horses"
(1) CS10 "Horse holder and 4 horses"
(1) OUS20 "Mounted Federal general officers"
(1) US13 "Iron Brigade command"
(1) US14 "Iron Brigade advancing (Right shoulder shift)"
(1) US16 "Zouve Command"
(1) US18 "Zouves skirmishing-firing line"

I do love some of the Perry Miniatures ACW line and I think after these I am going to save up and get a huge order from them. I need to find a US supplier though because the shipping costs are killer!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Union Infantry Regiment In Wheat Field

Against my better judgement I decided to base this Regiment advancing through a wheat field, or unmowed hay field or whatever you want to call it. Either way, I think it looks pretty good but I'm sure it will look ridiculous once it's on the gaming table. Which in all honesty shouldn't bother me because these will probably be more display figures then gaming. But I see it all the time, miniatures that are based with an urban or winter theme, and they look so awesome, but then when you throw them on the traditional green wargaming table they stick out like a sore thumb!
Worst case scenario, I decide to rebase these, and I've worked out a great looking technique to make these fields and can make some portable ones or even better build that huge board I've been dreaming about!

On to the pictures!

Uh-oh, someone's got a bent musket!

If you look closely you'll see that the standard bearers for this Regiment are converted riflemen, the command pack comes with 2 officers, 2 drummers, 2 standard bearers, and 4 misc NCO's. So I just grabbed two of the riflemen, clipped off their muskets and drilled/filed as necessary. Problem solved!

I have another Confederate Regiment to paint, and that finishes up my order from Sash and Saber, not too bad, 80 infantry, 2 guns, and 20 crew in about 3 months. I need to place another order with some dismounted Cavalry, Command, and 2-4 Infantry regiments for each.

Confederate Infantry Regiment

I finally got around to taking some pictures, here is the Confederate regiment that I posted WIP pics of. Click for larger images.

Here is the command stand, looks like they have been rolling around in the grass! I'll have to hit them with my... er my wifes old hair dryer! I love the poses for all of the mini's on this stand, I have to once again recommend Sash and Saber!

Another closer shot of a few of the stands..

I really like how this guy turned out, not the cleanest paint job when it's this magnified but I love the sculpt, and it all came together well.

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