Friday, October 2, 2015

Americana brand Limbers

I converted  three of those cannon limbers that you can get at Civil War site gift shops to fit the Americana artillery I converted a few years ago. They have a new simple paint job and a nail as the prop pole to keep the limber erect without a harnessed team.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Remake of Rachel's Story with painted figures.

Those Zouave conversions are still in the works. In the meantime, here is a redo of an earlier comic that I did for my daughter.She had insisted that there was more of a story to the Replicant mother with baby figure.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Zouave Project

I'm working on a unit of Union Zouaves with the turban and full trousers.  All The Kings Men has a several variations of Zouave heads at good price.

I removed the bayonets on the rifles as the period images and the drill manuals shows the firing sequence without bayonet. I've fired CW rifles and it's easier and safer on the right hand and your file mates without the bayonet fixed. Another factor is that with plastic figures the bayonet flexes and may crack the paint.

Most Toy Soldier makers mold  firing figures with spread feet. It works for the miniature's stability . Too much work to put these legs together.

 Loading the rifle actually is done in front of the body with the man facing forward to save space in ranks but this pose fits better in the mold.
 Charge bayonets changed to "ready."

 Period images by Winslow Homer of men firing without bayonets.

 Nice view of men loading and firing in ranks.

Stay tuned for the finished figures.