Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Brynolf Wennerberg WW I images

I found this artist by accident. Here's his background and some of his works..
His usual models are slim fashionable German women often with dark hair unlike the stereotype of the buxom blond. While idealized, the images show the German home front early in WW One. The "model" usually associates with officers but the images I like are where the enlisted man gets some attention.

This bearded cavalryman looks like the middle aged Noncom from this Arthur Thiele series....

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Patri J. Pugliese, I did not know until now.

I was going to post something about the Salem Zouaves with figures I have. There is a "Salem Zouave" reenactment group locally that focus's on the early U.S. Civil War and social rather that combat activities. That's fitting as the Salem Zouaves as a unit was never in combat. One member was an old acquaintance from the 1980s who's wedding reception I attended. I just found out that the gentleman passed away in 2007. Here's his Wikipedia entry and some Facebook links to activities of the Salem Zouaves.

Patri J. Pugliese

Friday, November 26, 2010

Marksmen's "steppin' out" Zouave PART DEUX

I wouldn't paint these guys as the rifle is too thin.

Here's a conversion below to a fez and turban unit. This figure was "color coded" to match.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Marksman Zouaves

 I don't want to go over ground the Mannie Gentile covered a while back on this line of figures. He's funnier and very observant.

I'll be back in a bit with more on the Marksman Zouaves in my collection. I will just leave a quick post of a strange French magazine cover I found on the Delcampe auction site concerning a Zouave. If any french speakers can explain it please post.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Marksmen's "steppin' out" Zouave...

A nifty figure in 1/32 scale of a Civil War Zouave wearing a kepi.

These figures in gray plastic can star as the Papal Zouaves in the Franco Prussian War or the 11th New York early in 1861.

In Blue they can portray several New York and Pennsylvania regiments and the 11th Indiana Regiment (Lew Wallace's) as well.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Marksmen's Union Soldier

Marksmen figures were sold in the 90s in bags of 18 figures with 3 of each pose for around 15 USD.. I've picked up a good number in bags or singly of the marching Union pose. Replicants makes them now but they are very expensive at around 18 USD of 6 figures.

The marching Union soldier is a good sturdy figure and correct marching pose. Plus, he can be converted with Armies In Plastic heads.

I have around 40 figures with makes enough to show some drill positions.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More of HaT's Civil War 1/32 scale Zouaves

Conversions to Napoleon III era French is easy with the French style knapsacks included in the 18 pc Zouave box from HaT. (number 9101)
Detail is sketchy on these figures so they can "star" as French from 1850 to 1870 in their blue plastic unpainted condition.