Friday, April 12, 2024

British Light Infantry 1775

 These figures are heavily converted LOD Enterprises 60 mm figures from it's British Infantry set. I picked the 59th Regiment as the unit was involved in the major actions in the Boston area in 1775. I also picked the 59th because the there are no reenactment units , nor modern illustrations of the 59th to call me wrong.  ;) 

The original figures had a LOT of problems. 

They do have the light infantry "wings" . short coat, and the British tin canteen. 

Pewter Light Infantry heads from a run of castings I had done years ago.  (LOD Enterprises also makes a set of British Light Infantry with the caps)

Cast pewter Brown Bess muskets grafted to the figures. 

I originally painted them all red to match LOD's plastic.

Recently I added the belly box ammunition pouches and painted the figures fully. 

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Barzso British Infantry French and Indian War


These were originally made for Barzso Playsets. I'm not sure if they were meant to be the 60th Royal Americans or the 35th Regiment from the Last of the Mohicans set  based on the Daniel Day Louis film. I painted them as a generic yellow facing regiment. 

Thursday, March 21, 2024

SPIERA Union Navy figures.

 The Spiera company in Sweden includes Union Navy figures in multiple scales among it's vast inventory. I first chose the 1/32 scale then upgraded to 1/30 scale as it's closer to modern plastic figures such as Conte, TSSD, ans Expeditionary Force. These figures could also be painted as Confederate Navy sailors. 

               A little forced perspective with the 1/32 scale figures. 

                            Printed cutouts of US Navy ships

Saturday, March 9, 2024

LOD Enterprises Goddess Athena.

 I got this figurine to go with my LOD Trojan War figure but my daughter, a Greek Mythology buff, claimed it. 

                      My daughter's 2019 Athena costume for Halloween.