Saturday, August 12, 2017

Accurate and IMEX Union troops in greatcoats.

I finally finished converting some IMEX 54mm flag bearers with green epoxy great coats. These will lead this unit of ACCURATE greatcoat infantry.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

BMC/Americana Civil War Tents

I took a number of the shelter tents included with the BMC/Americana bag set of Andersonville accessories. 

The white plastic tent is a sturdy little accessory and is almost there representing the two piece shelter tents carried by Civil War soldiers.
Most the balance of the set can be given to the neighbor's kids.

 I mounted mine in groups of four on hobby plywood with scenic groundwork.

You can see that the separate groups of tents can be set up separately or in company streets.

 Round tooth picks make quicky tent pegs.

Plastic rod makes the tent poles.

I'll have to get some more to make several streets of tents.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

ARMIES IN PLASTIC War of Indepence

I recently took advantage of a sale at AIP to get their cavalry for the War of Independence. Not their best sets as they have bi-corn hats instead of helmets. Heads from All The Kings Men fix that issue.

Also the pegs on the figures don't line up well with the holes on the horses backs. A brass peg fixes that.

Now they stay on the horses when you drill a smaller hole that also lines up with the separate saddle.

I ordered several more sets to make some fighting British and Continental Light Dragoons.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chintoys Sharpe's Rifles

54mm plastic figures from Chintoys. The figures look very close to several of the actors in the Sharpe series. I used stills from the series and plates of 95th Rifles uniforms and gear.

Some mold degradation on Harper's Nock gun Harris's rifle sling and flash on the parting lines but really nice figures.