Thursday, 26 July 2012

Foundry's Berdan Sharpshooters

To build on my 28mm ACW collection I purchased some of Foundry's Berdan's Sharpshooters  (code:CW101) to add to my Union forces.

Here is a group shot (in line) of the two groups.
... and in march column...

The paints i used for these were a mixture of 'Miniature Paints' and 'Vallejo'.
Colours i used were as follows (all Miniature Paints unless stated V):

Jackets -
Dark Green

Trousers -
Dark Green / Porcelain Blue
Hats (kepi) -
Dark Green / Black (V)
Leather (V)/Chestnut  Brown
Canteen -
Powder Blue
Canteen Strap -
White (V)
Other Straps/Belts -
Black (V)
Rifles -
Brown & Gunmetal Grey (both V)
Buckles etc -
Brass (V)
Skin -
Flesh & tanned flesh

all of these were then washed with a GW Devlin Mud.

... further images.

Hope you have enjoyed these. More ACW forces to come!

Friday, 20 July 2012

WILD WEST: Artizan Lawmen - The Earps

'WILD WEST' : Artizan Lawmen - The Earps

I recently purchased a set of Artizan's 28mm Lawmen - The Earps as i'm about to enter into the world of the 'Old West'. In a period I was so keen on as a youngster, this is something that has passsed me by so far in the world of wargaming. Therefore I started by purchasing these figures and after numerous deliberations on which set of rules, eventually I brought the highly recommended 'Rules With No Name'.

Let's start with a nice group photo then. Centrally, we have the main man himself, Wyatt, with brothers Virgil (left) and Morgan (right).

A close up of Wyatt.

and Virgil...

and Morgan...

another group picture.

I must point out that the basing on these is not the best as I had initially based them in a grass environment rather than a desert one and therefore need to perhaps make some changes :).

Also, I'm looking at ways to better improve the photography of my figures.

However, despite these few factors, as always, any comments are welcome.

More Wild West to follow shortly - Some 'Hired Guns' and some Banditos/Mexicans'.

Thanks for viewing