Sunday, December 24, 2017

Chintoys Union and Confederate General staff.

These 54mm/1/32 scale plastic figures just arrived. I wish that Chintoys had used blue plastic for the Union set but these figures will eventually be painted.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Repaired French Imperial Guard

Another set of damaged figures repaired and restored. I got these men at a show for $10.00 because of the damage.

I replaced damaged Chassepots with pewter percussion cap rifle I already have and back dated the figures to the 1860s.

Mounted for painting and coated with artists Gesso.

I consulted about a dozen artist conceptions and photos of The Imperial Guard from the late 1850s to 1870 and came up with a color scheme that closely matched the casting. The coats are a bit short for the Guard. The officer figure is a mystery because his coat is short and he's out of step with the enlisted men