I’ve been beavering away for the past few weeks, but with no camera to show progress. Well, I’ve got the camera back now and here are the fruits of my labors.
A few shots of the beginning of my 21st US Infantry Regiment. They are coming along nicely, I have 11 painted (5 command still waiting to be based) and after my next order, I’ll have the complete unit. I debated about he color of the coats for a long time. I know they should be darker, but I loose so much detail with a dark blue coat and black straps that I just couldn’t do it. So I have a lighter coat than I should, but I like the overall effect.
Also in the finishing stages is 9 US Infantry Regiment from Scott’s Brigade in the famous grey roundabouts. I just need a flag now, but that’s in December’s budget.
I’ve got a few of my Knuckleduster War of 1812 figures painted now. So it’s time to show them off a bit, even though I still have a bit of static grass to add to the bases. As these are my first ranked up 28mm figures, I’ve been doing a little playing around.
I have used some 3mm plywood bases that I have left over from a project that never took off. On top of those I have place some magnetic sheets that have sticky backs. It only takes a few snips of a scissors to fit it pretty close to size. After applying the magnetic sheets, I sprayed the bases with cheap Wal-Mart red primer, then painted over that with a brown craft paint that I bought for all of my large scenery pieces. I think I will go over that (very quickly) with the same color that I use on the figures bases. I usually don’t do this as it’s a Vallejo paint and I don’t like to use it on large areas, but I think it will be necessary to finish these off. Once that’s done, I’ll put some static grass on and they will be done.
I’m going to get a command base to finish off this unit, and a flag, then I’ll have some final pictures.