Summer time so back to 10mm American Civil War. These are Cracker and Plank Road figures with a few Pendraken thrown in. The terrain is a big mix and the mat from Cigar Box. I think the Plank Road/Cracker figures are works of art although unfortunately I had a difficult time doing them justice in the pictures. They mix well with the Pendraken pictures although they are a bit thinner and refined looking.
I made the mistake of reading Guns of August again last summer and ended up ordering a bunch of 1914 Germans. I have had limited painting time so these stayed in my unpainted box mocking me until this week when I decided to get them done. I finished them up this evening. All of the figures are 15mm Peter Pig. I have no idea what I am going to do with them. I have grand hopes of building huge 1914 French, British and German armies or to move to the eastern front and use them against Russians. However, time being as scarce as it is this is highly unlikely. As usual I love the Peter Pig figures and they were a joy to paint. The mat is from Cigar Box a fantastic company that was a joy to deal with.
I have more or less finished the summer project. The objective was to get some starter American Civil War figures and terrain done and I have accomplished that. Other than a few odds and ends the packs I purchased from Pendraken are painted and based. So what's next? Well I am not sure. I want to expand on these but time will become much more limited as we move into the fall. Overall, these are very nice figures and now that I have them painted and based I really am enjoying them. A few pictures of the completed starter forces:
It has taken me longer than anticipated but I am almost finished with the starter forces I purchased for the American Civil War. This was meant as a summer project and with August quickly slipping away I guess I am going at the correct pace. I painted the confederate cavalry pack and some civilians yesterday and am in the initial stages of getting the bases done. These are fantastic figures and were a lot of fun to paint.
The cavalry and civilians on the painting sticks.
Basing step one. Hopefully will get them finished by tomorrow.
I usually draw roads into my ground sheet or use sand/flock to represent them. However, this is time consuming and a pain to clean up. In the case of the sheet I have to wash it several times to usually get the pastels off. Consequently, I thought I would try out some roads from Monday Night Productions for the Civil War project. I used the method described on this fantastic blog: http://oncampaign.blogspot.com/. The roads come in a light beige color. I dry brushed the beds in a black color and then added flock. I think the result worked well. Now I just have to find a place to store my new road system.
The top two roads are untouched the last road the bed is painted light black. Finally the completed road:
And a test in context I think looks good. I still have to flock the bases for those trees!!!