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

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Another rescue from the 50 Cent box

Strombecker Washington at Yorktown set. I now have the full crew (w/o the gunner's tools).  I don't have the cannon yet either so that's a MARX 1776 gun in it's place . The figures are on a BMC gun emplacement modified to fit bigger cannons.

General George Washington fired the 1st siege gun at Yorktown in 1781 as shown by various artists.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rescued from the $1.00 and 50 Cent boxes....

Strombecker WW I Germans I repainted as Franco-Prussian War figures.

Two odd lead Zouaves I repainted as the 3rd Zouaves, Crimean War era

I didn't have a spare rifle with the sword bayonet but there are images of Zouaves with this style bayonet.

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Battle Of Newton Station

.......from the film The Horse Soldiers with still from the film.