Sunday, November 29, 2015

LEMAX Civil War Santa Claus

This figure is a repaint of a stock LEMAX  Santa Claus  figure. I used a couple of "sources". Thomas Nast's illustration and W.Britains new Civil War figure that may be based on Nast.

Here is my version...

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sergeant Miniatures

I did get some figures in a swap with Mr. Sanzio Guerrini of Italy

His figures have a caricature look and are fun to paint.

He sent me a casting a while back of an Italian Cantiniere.

Friday, October 30, 2015

LEMAX army laundry playset

I haven't finished the Paragon Union figures. Some of the details are awful and show up when I started to paint them.  Here is some more LEMAX conversions making a small camp laundry in the Union Army. One can also set up a hospital laundry and incorporate nurses and doctors.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Paragon Union soldiers

You get 12 figures in 4 poses. Forage cap heads are separate  plus you get 12 more with  brimmed hats. The sculpting is the usual clunky Paragon style . All of a Union soldier's gear is there but the haversacks are awkwardly placed in the figure's back rather than the side. Having worn the reproduced gear in reenacting, these details stand out.  The US belt buckle is way to large and really has to be cut down. Paragon sells these in gray plastic to use as Confederate but to my eye the uniform and gear are too US without having to say that these Rebs looted a US depot. (Which happened, as we know)  I'm starting to paint these today. Here are some pre-painting photos of the figures with conversions and comparisons to similar toy soldier brands.