Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Toy soldier frolic at Monocacy National Battlefield

I'm doing a sixty-day detail at Monocacy National Battlefield, and one of my projects was oversee a toy soldier painting workshop.

We had about thirteen participants, both children and adults, and as many girls as boys.

We used BMC/Americana figures as they are cheap and don't have an overabundance of detail. Cheap craft paints gave great coverage on the primed figures.

Each figure was primed beforehand and the base was hot-glued to a square of cardboard to make handling easier.

A good time was had by all.

It's nice to see that there will be a whole new generation to...

soldier on!


p.s.  If you want to follow my park ranger hijinx, you can go to volunteersinparks.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 26, 2020

February project

Over the years I've accumulated a lot of broken-down Britian's Swoppet limber sets.  The winter project is to bring some order to the chaos and salvage or rehabilitate what I can.

The men are all repainted, now the issue is one of repairing limbers, making new limber lids, fixing trace chains and painting limbers and horses.

This will be a fun project and the grist of an upcoming post.

Stay tuned, and...

Soldier on!


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Action on the toy soldier table

The set-up on the toy soldier table right now is all W. Britains - 103 Federals and 101 Rebels.  Photos and narrative will be posted in a couple of weeks.

Soldier on!