Monday, October 26, 2020
I have given the leaves a wash of watered down wood glue to fix them in place.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
This company ended up being mostly sack coats.It looks like they are having a hard time of it.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Below is a figure from Crusader miniatures, his advancing pose should make a good sharpshooter when painted up.
I having fun coming up with some figure choices to create the unit. A nice officer choice was taken from a 1st Corps ADC figure. He comes pointing with binoculars and I thought he would make a great Sharpshooter captain. Another officer figure has been given some plastic binoculars taken from a German plastic sprue that came free with a magazine.
Also in the unit are a few Dixon Sharpshooter figures, I chose these because they had the sack coat but also have the Prussian backpack of the USS. They should look different once in the mix.
I am basing them for Bonnie Blue Flag rules, so a Sharpshooter unit consists of four bases. I will probably add a couple of skirmish bases to the unit too. The main bases will have three figures on them, the skirmishers, two.
I have come up with a cunning plan to base all my Sharpshooters on 50mm round bases. This way they are not much bigger than the normal infantry bases, but can turn 360 degrees. This will work great for the Confederacy, so it will be clear in the mass of grey and butternut, who are the Sharpshooter battalions.
Friday, October 23, 2020
This tray of 15mm figures has sat on my paint box for around three years. Now at last, I can safely move them and pack them away. I’m very happy with the cases, I should have done it earlier, but I got there in the end.