Tuesday 23 October 2018

Covered Bridge

A  break from bod painting... couple more bits for the ACW Project, another house and a covered Bridge. Both constructed  using card from cereal boxes and a bit of wall paint.
As with the other Buildings,  durability and Close to the "look" rather  than historical accuracy  being the main considerations..
The First Bridge was, is, still ok but wasn´t quite as versatile as the new one, which can be put anywhere along the river sections. 

Monday 8 October 2018

US Infantry in Attack 2 - Strelets

The one Thing about painting Union troops...easy but a wee bit tiresome. Easy as it´s  not a lot of effort  due to the same colours for each bod but tiresome for the same reason.

Oddly, they are all in step. Would they be in step when attacking ?
 Flag is the 11th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry
I like the officer´s pose, just about to draw his sword.
So, that´s all the Union troops painted, for now.
2 Brigades worth?
As for size, the Strelets and Airfix bods fit well alongside each other.

Monday 1 October 2018

Pickett´s Charge 1 - Strelets

The 11th Mississippi.
45 bods in 19 poses. One wounded and the usual Streltsi..so this time only 3 repeat poses needed including to make up the 20 required.
Who´se been pilfering from the artillery clothing store? 
Another "pointing at ...what" ? Bod
The poses are not too dissimilar to the  Confederate Troops on the march set which, adding both sets togehter,  would make it possible to create an 80+ man Regiment. Add a few from the Union Infantry on the March and the US Troops in Attack and the Regiment could number well over 100.

Using only 20  from each set has left me with a lot of spare bods. I´m going to have a bit of Patience and hope that Strelets will bring out the various foot command bods as a seperate set. If they do, then I can create a couple more Regiments.
If not, I can get hold of enough command bods to represent one regimental command group and use up the spares in some sort of dio.