This is the first time I have painted these famous troops in ANY scale. Carl wanted a regiment of sharpshooters for his Union army. The only illustrations I could find of U.S. Sharpshooters buglers showed them with pistol and sword rather than rifle, so a converted officer figure is acting as the musician.
With these done, ALL the figures for Carl's Union army are complete! I
Today I finished up these four Union generals and 18 gunners. Carl wanted two gun crews in campaign dress, so he sent Confederate crews which I painted as Union.
All that remains is one regiment of US sharpshooters, and they should be done in the next couple of days! Then I get to start basing and assembling flags. This commission is very near the end.
These were a lot of fun! The 146th New York is one of my favorite regiments to paint, and Chris Hughes has done the zouave uniform proud.
I have just a few dozen more figures left in this commission: Berdan's sharpshooters, artillery crews, and mounted generals.
Fresh off the assembly line come these 92 figures. We have enough infantry privates for one heavy artillery and one firing line regiment. All the infantry command figures are also in this lot. Finally, we have one five figure stand of falling wounded. It looks like the canister has found its target!
Tomorrow I start
Today I finished painting 100 Union infantry marching. These figures took much longer than I had thought they would. Assembly and priming took quite a lot of work, and the painting itself was much more demanding than with 28mm, but the end result is pretty spectacular.
My patron wanted very light uniforms for his gaming table, and he also wanted a mix of shades. Hopefully these satisfy
Work continues on the large 40mm commission. I am finding these figures tougher than 28mm, less forgiving of little fudges.
I've also had trouble with bases warping. The last time I had this problem was over 10 years ago, and I found that by spraying large bases with an enamel paint, I could seal them against my glue wash. This time I am pretty sure the holes for the rare earth magnets
This terrain piece has been almost a year in the making. I was so impressed with Glenn Drover's giant Hougoumont model that I bought the necessary buildings from The Wargaming Company (the buildings are made by Leven Miniatures). This is a somewhat stylized representation of the famous farm complex, but it makes for a stunning bit of terrain.
I cut a large, thin piece of plywood to serve
Back in February, Glenn (of the giant Napoleonic commission) sent me a few casualties and mounted figures for his armies. It took a while, but I was able to get them done JUST in time for Little Wars.
Ney, Davout, Lannes, Pire, and Generic General
So why did these take so long? I have been working on two other