Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Expeditioary Force Zouaves.

My main complaint is that only six of each of three styles of heads are included for nine figures. At $32.00 per box, it's expensive to build a unit when only six uniform men can be used per box for the rank and file. 

Detail is nice and the arms and head plug in nicely.

 Contents of the box......

An officer is included but most US zouave officers worn the frock coat.

The bugler/color bearer could be useful but he's neither blowing the bugler (the bugler hand is a separate piece), nor correctly  equipped as a color bearer with NCO sword and baldric.


The New Figures are slightly bigger that the earlier Expeditionary Force sets.

Friday, October 17, 2014

LEMAX Working Folks

I finally started painting some of these LEMAX  figures to add to scenes with painted figures. LEMAX has a few un Christmasy poses that work in a generic old days. A simple blocked in paint job with acrylics and acrylic washes will do. Details can be minimal and finished with a "O" or "OO" brush.

The Men........

More to come.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Replicant/Marksmen Civil War

These Civil War guys were sitting in limbo in a box as French Gard Mobile ..meh!

 I started painting a few as the First Minnesota at First Bull  Run. Some sources have them in gray uniform the regiment acquired on the way to Washington and others in a red shirt and the "Hardee Hat".  I added "Hardee Hats" from Armies In Plastic Iron Brigade figures.

I took another eight figures became Confederate infantry in home made "Battle Shirts."

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hinterland African Troops

Hinterland calls these "Askaris" but a number of the details suggest French "Tirailleurs Sénégalais" so that is how I painted them. Although that have exposed breasts, the femininity of the figures is subdued. I did a bit of research (Googled African hair styles) and found the red hues of the women's hair. In the Hinterland universe, women command women and a European Navy officer "gone native", commands this unit of colonial regulars and irregulars.