Sunday, March 4, 2018

I painted those War of 1812 Militia

I filed down those strange looking canteens to make the two tin canteen styles.

The original casings may have been based on the canteens in this modern image from

Frontier Militiaman in the War of 1812: Southwestern Frontier (Warrior) 

Note the straps on the two canteen examples.

Since the figures have more "civilized" clothing and no fringed hunting shirts I went with 1812 era  canteens that I am familiar with.

Note also that several heads have the non fashionable mustaches from the era. They were too tiny for me to try to remove so I just painted over them.

Two of the heads included have African features. I painted them as a white militia unit. These heads could come in handy for a Battle of New Orleans unit of freemen.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Painted Chintoys Confederate figures

I painted the other set from Chintoys, Confederate Generals. General Gano isn't done yet because I'm converting this obscure officer to another officer.

The first on is "Jeb" Stuart. Chintoys has produced a mounted version.

Nathan Bedford Forrest. Chintoys is making a mounted version. I hope Chintoys will also make a Wheeler, Morgan , or Mosby mounted figure.

Robert E. Lee. A mounted version is in production.

General James Longstreet.

Chintoys has a mounted version of Thomas Jackson coming.

George Pickett

 General Hood

A good series of figures that needs the addition of  Beauregard, Bragg,  Armistead , Joseph Johnston  and a Jefferson Davis figure.