Thursday, 22 December 2016

Airfix ACW Wargaming - Bods and Generals

A round up of recent  bits and pieces.

Union General
He has appeared in a previous post but now he´s got a Standard bearer alongside him. The bod is from the Artillery set, sabre sheath added by welding a staple to his side.
The flag...I haven´t a clue whose or what Regiment it is...Looks ok to me though :-)


Confederate General.
Top half from the Confederate infantry set, bottom half from the US cavalry set. His Standard bearer is also from the Artillery set.
As for the flag, it´s one I came across whilst looking for possible HQ flags,  General Robert E. Lee´s HQ Flag*

Pipers.
Both of them are from the  Airfix Guards Band set with head swops and staples added as Sabres.
They´ll get based as soon as I work out wether to have them as part of a Regiment or as add ons to a marching column.

Union officer.
Converted from the Airfix Cowboys set. Staples for sabre and sheath.

Artillery Flags
I´m not sure how or often the ACW artillery   used battle flags, wether they were carried near the battery, flown when they were on the march or to Signal a central Point like the HQ.
Anyways, I found a couple so it seemed a waste to not have them.
The CSA one I´m not sure about. It seems a bit too Long in comparison to it´s height..or have I made a mistake of using the reverse and front sides as one ?

*I know the flags are big but as I´ve said before..this aint no historical reproduction and I like big flags :-)

14 comments:

  1. They look great. I especially like your use of staples. Very clever. haha

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  2. Impressive! Very nice work on these chaps Paul.

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  3. Brings back memories of an old series of articles in Airfix magazine, especially the Guards band conversion.

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    1. The guards band conversion was in the mags!? and there was I thinking I had come up with an original idea...rats!! :-)

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  4. Very creative. Have you seen the Airfix Magazine series on the ACW in the early 1970's?

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    1. Thanks. Unfortunately I haven´t. Any conversions and the like are coming out of what i can think up or any (there´s not that many) conversions/ideas I can find out on the web.

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  5. I could scan them if you want but it will take a bit of time.

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    1. That would be excellent!!! I remember having one or two way back (Long since thrown away)but not being able to afford getting it on a regular Basis, Pocket Money didn´t Stretch to buying the boxes of soldiers, paints and magazines.

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  6. Very nice work! It gives me the nostalgias!

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  7. O- I'll need an email address to send them to. I'll do it over the next couple of weeks.

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    1. Thanks :-) E-Mail on the Bods 4 Sale page.

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