Friday, October 17, 2014

LEMAX Working Folks


I finally started painting some of these LEMAX  figures to add to scenes with painted figures. LEMAX has a few un Christmasy poses that work in a generic old days. A simple blocked in paint job with acrylics and acrylic washes will do. Details can be minimal and finished with a "O" or "OO" brush.

The Men........









More to come.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Replicant/Marksmen Civil War


These Civil War guys were sitting in limbo in a box as French Gard Mobile ..meh!


 I started painting a few as the First Minnesota at First Bull  Run. Some sources have them in gray uniform the regiment acquired on the way to Washington and others in a red shirt and the "Hardee Hat".  I added "Hardee Hats" from Armies In Plastic Iron Brigade figures.







I took another eight figures became Confederate infantry in home made "Battle Shirts."













Friday, October 10, 2014

Hinterland African Troops



Hinterland calls these "Askaris" but a number of the details suggest French "Tirailleurs Sénégalais" so that is how I painted them. Although that have exposed breasts, the femininity of the figures is subdued. I did a bit of research (Googled African hair styles) and found the red hues of the women's hair. In the Hinterland universe, women command women and a European Navy officer "gone native", commands this unit of colonial regulars and irregulars.