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.





Sunday, December 24, 2017

Chintoys Union and Confederate General staff.

These 54mm/1/32 scale plastic figures just arrived. I wish that Chintoys had used blue plastic for the Union set but these figures will eventually be painted.













Saturday, December 2, 2017

Repaired French Imperial Guard

Another set of damaged figures repaired and restored. I got these men at a show for $10.00 because of the damage.



I replaced damaged Chassepots with pewter percussion cap rifle I already have and back dated the figures to the 1860s.



Mounted for painting and coated with artists Gesso.



I consulted about a dozen artist conceptions and photos of The Imperial Guard from the late 1850s to 1870 and came up with a color scheme that closely matched the casting. The coats are a bit short for the Guard. The officer figure is a mystery because his coat is short and he's out of step with the enlisted men