Sunday, April 1, 2018

Chintoys 54mm plastic Mounted Confederate Leaders

I picked up this set before the Union set as they are expensive and the subjects are better riding horses than the Union set. Lee and Jackson look more commanding mounted and who are Stuart and Forrest, cavalry generals without horses? If you paint them the reins need to be extended to the figure's hand .





Sunday, March 4, 2018

I painted those War of 1812 Militia

I filed down those strange looking canteens to make the two tin canteen styles.

The original casings may have been based on the canteens in this modern image from

Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812: Southwestern Frontier (Warrior) 

Note the straps on the two canteen examples.

Since the figures have more "civilized" clothing and no fringed hunting shirts I went with 1812 era  canteens that I am familiar with.

Note also that several heads have the non fashionable mustaches from the era. They were too tiny for me to try to remove so I just painted over them.

Two of the heads included have African features. I painted them as a white militia unit. These heads could come in handy for a Battle of New Orleans unit of freemen.

Saturday, February 10, 2018