Ahhh, a chance to paint The Galloping Major’s miniatures again. These are the guys that I’ve missed the most on my break from historical minis. I’ve been watching people paint them and biding my time, well, I finally ordered them. First impression of the figures is that they are cracking! Great character and lots of great details, but nicely raised so they are a joy to paint.
I struggled with the uniform to paint for a while. I’m a die hard New Englander these days, so I wanted to paint them as Massachusetts men, but the uniforms were more drab. So in the end I went with the New Jersey Provincials, they are very similar to the Mass troops, but they have white gaiters and a yellow hat band. Very minor differences I know, but there you go, a little splash of color to liven up the table.
Painting these guys was like talking to a college friend that you haven’t talked to for years, you can easily slip into a comfortable and fun activity after being away for a long time. After a few brush strokes, it was like I was still in my 7 month spree of painting the other GM figures.
Here’s a few more shots. I still have 9 more to go and they are all primed and sitting on the painting table.