Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dollar Store Zombies.

You can't go wrong for a "buck."  Five out of the bag make decent cannon fodder and are close to 54mm scale with two Puritan looking grave stones. I bought two bags. Several other male and female zombies are too goofy or out of proportion to fit in . Toss 'em.






I gave the best ones a quick paint job with a lot of dry brushing, Two figures received new heads.









Thursday, September 7, 2017

Repaired and repainted Britains Ltd.and others.

Possible cast members fortfuture blog posts. I'll try to pick up some more at the next miniatures show and get a metal cow for the milking woman, and metal sheep for the shepherd.

Repainting these figures probably ruined the collectible value.

The shepherd




Land girl and various farm people. The right three could be back in the 19th century.






The woman below is from a French company and is scattering seeds.



A Monty Python character?



"Wot's all this then?!"



Village vicars.




Milking woman waiting for her cow.



Maybe I can find the cart that went with these figures.









Saturday, August 12, 2017

Accurate and IMEX Union troops in greatcoats.

I finally finished converting some IMEX 54mm flag bearers with green epoxy great coats. These will lead this unit of ACCURATE greatcoat infantry.








Sunday, July 23, 2017

BMC/Americana Civil War Tents

I took a number of the shelter tents included with the BMC/Americana bag set of Andersonville accessories. 





The white plastic tent is a sturdy little accessory and is almost there representing the two piece shelter tents carried by Civil War soldiers.
Most the balance of the set can be given to the neighbor's kids.



 I mounted mine in groups of four on hobby plywood with scenic groundwork.






You can see that the separate groups of tents can be set up separately or in company streets.


 Round tooth picks make quicky tent pegs.


Plastic rod makes the tent poles.






I'll have to get some more to make several streets of tents.