Sunday, February 27, 2011

Johnny Reb's (4)

I'm slowly making progress on this regiment. I've now got 11 figures painted and waiting to be based. My painting time has decreased significantly with a 5 month old, but I've still been able to get a little time to myself which is great!

These figures are the always great Sash and Saber. They are a mixture from the Regimental pack of RCS1 "Confederate Infantry Advancing (right shoulder shift)". At $40.00 for 40 metal figures you can't beat them!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

15mm Union Cavalry WIP

I've been working on a Brigade pack of Musket Miniatures Cavalry for the past few weeks or so. Not a whole lot of variety in poses, but painted to a gaming standard they look good on the table. I've got to finish the remaining 24 or so mounted troopers and then I can base these.

I've been painting the mounted troopers in batches of 8 with the same shade of color for the horses. So once they are all finished I can mix them through the Brigade and have some variety.

The command stand.


Horse holders.

They look kind of rough now, still glued to cardboard fresh off the painting table, but in a few weeks they'll be done and I'll post some finished photos.

Comments and criticism is welcome as always!

WWPD Shirt

A few weeks ago I received my FREE shirt from Steven and the guys at What Would Patton Do. It is a really nice shirt, and the logo is awesome. Thanks again guys!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Civil War Silliness

I was going through some old pictures and found these of my best friend Ethan and I playing Civil War as boys. I think they are hilarious so I thought I'd share them. Here we are defending Virginia(the back yard).

Here I am in the infamous "trench" that we dug on the back edge of their property. Only recently was this filled in by yard scraps and it was a day of great sadness for us. We spent many days eating deli meat roasted over candles and hardtack, all washed down by some warm water from our foul smelling canteens.

Here is my friend Ethan relaxing after what was most likely a hot battle. I'm sure the neighbors all got a kick out of our glorious charges against those dreaded Yankees which always included dramatic woundings in which we'd clutch our wound and fall to the ground with a dreadful yell.

And even though we are hardened veterans, we break rank and smile for the camera.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Quick update

I'm still alive and kicking! I still cannot figure out the issue with my USB ports, so I am unable to upload any pictures unless I do it on a friends computer. So needless to say, uploading pictures has been scarce!

I have however, been painting a fair amount. I'm about halfway done with a brigade of 15mm Union Cavalry from Musket Miniatures. Not the greatest sculpts in the world, but they look decent on the gaming table once they are painted.

I've also got a few more 28mm Sash and Saber Confederate Infatry in various stages of progress.

The plan is to finish as much painting as possible while my wife and daughter are visiting friends in Florida this weekend, and then do a big photo shoot later in the week and have 3-4 posts worth of miniatures to share! I've also been researching another Civil War ancestor and will post that is well.
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