Saturday, October 19, 2013

Confederates in the Basement

I've been spending some quality time out in the shop - before it gets too cold - assembling and painting some worthy opponents to my pewter Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry (click here) which I completed last year - a nearly twenty year project.  I'm hoping my Confederate regiment doesn't take nearly that long.

In the shop with paint still drying.

In the field.

Marching over a bridge.

On the firing line.

Nearly all of these soldiers have been cast from commercial molds, my custom (home made) latex molds are pretty burned up from doing the Third Michigan project.

Acknowledging that these are toy soldiers and not miniatures, I'm painting them in spic and span gray or gray and butternut uniforms, finished bright.

Officers call.

Charging into action (or skedadeling from it!)

Charge, bayonets!

Forty down...

179  to go

(watch this space)

Soldier on!


Springinsfeld said...

Looking very good so far.... a nice shiny finish much more satisfying to my eye.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek said...

Terrific work as always. I love the big battalions. I just finished a 3 year long cannon project, so I know that some things just take a long time to get done. Those sons of succession are wonderful.

Scott B. Lesch said...

Fun stuff. There's a lot to be said for the toy soldier paint style in toy soldier universe of painted trees and buildings. They tell the story in their own way.

Rodger said...

Beautiful to see!!

Phil said...

Beautiful minis, great work!