Saturday, August 20, 2016

Things to come......

......maybe there is a story here.  I'm still painting more figures.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Armies In Plastic Rev War conversions

I made a unit of Rev-War militia with the AIP stock figures and All The Kings Men spare heads.

All The Kings Men sell 54mm war game figures and sell numerous styles of spare heads that are great for converting large-ish 54mm figures like AIP figures.


AIP's firing poses are very stylized.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Brave Fusiliers Blog

 Please see my friend Mark's new blog on miniature war gaming ....

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Paragon Firing Union Soldiers

Paragon's lumpy sculpting style and out of scale belt buckles again. Some good poses, some not.

 Toy soldier companies! Please stop doing this! The two knee kneel is not good for more than one figure. You cannot build units of this pose as the soldiers were trained to fire on one knee for stability and ease of  standing up. This means you Conte and Armies In Plastic!

12 figures for $ 22 USD

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Louisiana Tigers!

Armies in Plastic figures with a few All The Kings Men straw hat heads.  This is the early blue jacket uniform before they tried to bleach them and got the brown color seen in some modern illustrations.  I had to keep the cast in  Jambiers as trying to cut away the plastic on the legs would have weakened the figures. Maybe the "Tigers" had them at one time early in 1861. Another Louisiana Zouave unit had them. Too bad as I wanted to paint the stripped socks they were reported to have had.

Friday, June 3, 2016