Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Classic Toy Soldiers Confederate...Painted.

The sculpting and poses are a bit better on CTS's Confederates. They do retain the "just wittl'd" folk toy look on some and Milliputt jelly roll look on others. I gave them a simple paint job as it they were all issued their gear and clothing at once.

Lot's of dry brushing on the clothing and washed on the flesh.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Confederate Navy.

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. My plan was every other day. 
Armies In Plastic may be coming out with 54mm Civil War Navy plastic figures in the future. (Don't tell anyone.)  Until then I wanted to add to my "cast" some Confederate Navy figures and the inexpensive painted metal figures by AMERICANA fit the bill. I repainted them in a toy style to match my Confederate Marines. I have to get more of the seamen to make a gun or boat crew. The AMERICANA figures series are in general pretty awful, but the Civil War navy figures aren't bad. I had to contact a few museum shops south of Gettysburg to find them.

These figures might be good for Captain Nemo's crew or some "steampunk" airship sailors. The original Confederate sailor comes painted in a white uniform and "works" as US or French. They didn't were belt loops and the pants in 1860 so file them off.

They cost around five USD.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Small project with Classic Toy Soldiers Union Infantry

I'm painting a firing line of Union Infantry by Classic Toy Soldiers with a few additions for their Confederate set. There are issues with the details the CTS goofed on or failed to add.

I have about eight more in other poses to paint. We'll see.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Reboot of an earlier cartoon.

Now I have figures to do this....


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Advance on Manassas Junction July 1861.

More MARX figures. (mostly)

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