Thursday, December 5, 2013

Its Official!

Prematurely Gray


My Conte yankees have gone so gray that they've been drummed out of the Army of the  Potomac and are now the newest members of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Were they always this pale or does Conte just use a very unstable pigment?

I hate to see them go.

Soldier on!

Mannie


8 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

Hi Mannie, what causes that? Do the pigments in teh plastic actually fade over time?

Mannie Gentile said...

Hi Stephen,

I don't know. I'd like to have a new one for comparison. As I recall they were only a light blue when I got them but now they're nearly gray.

joe bill said...

Can't you just paint them ?

joe bill said...

Hey Mannie I'm 12 years old and I live in montana. I'm a huge civil war fan. But the only battle fields around here are Little Bighorn ( which their bookstore has no toy soldiers whatsoever ) and big hole (which has no bookstore whatsoever) my toy soldier collectoion consists of 575 soldiers and only 8 12 ponders and 2 siege mortars all from the American revolution to ww2. But my civil war ones are my favorite. My first bag of acw soldiers came from g'burg during summer vacation. For a long while I had tiny little battles with no landscape. You changed that all ( the no landscape part ). No my battles have rivers amazing fences, bridges, hills, buildings , and all sorts of things. It's not easy liking the civil war in Montana . While I'm trying to make a conversation about whether or not burnsides charge at Fredricksburg did anything for the union my friends are talking about whether or not Custer should have split his men apart. Anyways I'm a huge fan and want to be known as a regular follower. Now, Jhon brown needs help sparking a rebellion !

P.S. I've always been union and Lincoln forever !

Mannie Gentile said...

Joe, Its great that you enjoy the hobby so much. I'm glad that you find the blog interesting. Keep having fun and...

Soldier on!

Mannie

stay in touch

Mannie Gentile said...

Joe bill,
email me at museumofamerica@myactv.net

Mannie

Gail Andrus Travel said...

Hi Mannie, Gail Andrus Travel from Grand Rapids, Michigan would love to speak with you in regards to a possible informational session or tour for a trip we are planning! We would really appreciate if you could email us at gail_andrus@gailandrus.com

Thank you!

Mannie Gentile said...

Hi Gail,
i just sent you an email.

You can also reach me directly at:
museumofamerica@myactv.net