Friday, 25 August 2017

28th Massachusetts

Almost a full month since my last post. I've had a good bit of bother this past couple of months with life not going 100% to plan for myself and people I care about. However that is life and as is expected the hobby side of things has taken a hit not that, that matters so much.

I have had some positive hobby things happen lately. I went to Claymore in Edinburgh and had a nice day. I didn't buy much to be honest but there were a number of cool games to see.

My biggest lift came from a delivery of ACW 28mm figures from Raven Banner Games in the US. I signed up for their kickstarter (my 1st) mainly for my brother, however as they are lovely figures I've decided I'll be doing a few regiments myself. The Kickstarter I'm pleased to say went really smooth and I purchased around 10 regiments worth as well as upper command sets and I'm really chuffed with my purchase.

The troops as you can see are all in greatcoats and I am amazed by the amount of poses that are supplied.  There are 10 regular trooper poses that are joined by officers, flag men, musicians as well as enthusiastic types.

I finished them off with a kinda autumn/winter look and GMB flags and I'm pretty happy how they came out.

I also recently finished General Thomas Francis Meagher leader of the Irish brigade. Lovely figure!

I hope everyone is doing fine and getting on with their own projects.

Happy wargaming!!! 

21 comments:

  1. Nice diversity of the poses and fantastic paint job, well done!

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    1. Thanks very much Phil, yesvthey are all roubd kovely figures. Almost to many poses dare I say?

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  2. Good to see you back.

    Those figures look quite good!

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    1. Thanks very much El Grego, yeah they are lovely figures to paint. I've enjoyed the change from 18mm.

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  3. Very nice looking Regiment, Paul!

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    1. Thanks very much Peter, it's a period I've always had an interest in just time to do everything is hard to manage.

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  4. I can see why you like those - very life like figures and beautifully painted. ACW is a favourite period of mine!

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    1. Thanks very much Ian, yes they are lovely figures to paint Ian. Gonna do more. Have ordered more flags from GMB.

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  5. Those are terrific looking miniatures and very well painted.

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    1. Thanks very much John, yes they are a lovely figure to paint. Not a very old company either.

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  6. Lovely work marra .
    Regards Gav .

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  7. Great to have you back, hope bother resolved ...and don't get too distracted by ACW, although who doesn't love Alba eye-candy? ;-)

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    1. Thanks very much Ru, the ACW are very addictive to paint. Will do a few more regiments.

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  8. Lovely looking figures, really nice painting.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks you very much Iain, enjoyed painting them!

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  9. Great looking unit Paul! All ready for Fredericksburg!

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    1. Thanks Craig, yeah but no green flags for the rest of the regiments.

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  10. Looking good - seems like a new period beckons ;)

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    1. Thanks Colbourne, yes it will be a slow burner.

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  11. Wonderful work, Paul! Looks great!

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