Wednesday, 16 November 2016


And along come the smarter Union Forces. Also for sale - pm me

(I should add that I'm planning on dropping by the Reading show this weekend if anyone would like to see them in the raw)

Saturday, 5 November 2016


I quite enjoy doing these. There are 7 core figures in the unit - all from the original Perry ACW set. The challenge is to make a unit that looks very different. The bits box provided arms, weapons and heads where required. The original figures are not terribly dynamic but I hope its a reasonable take on a Confederate firing line. My own favourite is the man waving his hat, a thing that seems to occur in every Troiani print. Most figures have grey coats and blue trousers but a few mixed up browns and coloured blanket rolls create a non uniform appearence.

They are for sale at a sensible price if you are interested. PM me at for info or if you want other figures painting. In the meantime here are the photos:

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Or 'Virginyah' as they keep saying in the Gettysburg film. Anyway, whatever they are called, here are the first 3 stands of a generic Confederate firing line. All are from the original Perry ACW set with support provided by the bits box. The anonymous Federal marching enemy are not far behind

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Still not finished but enough of the Orange Auxiliaries to get the idea. Aim here was to test out the new backdrop. Despite 1 or 2 21st century inconsistencies I think it works.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016


Along come the Stewarts of Appin - all 150 of them with my scale of 1 to 20. Some light conversion work on the man with the Lochaber axe and the casualty. `The standard hangs in the Edinburgh Museum alongside that of Barrell's foot. Next up - Lovat's Frasers.


The first base of a Confederate 'firing line' battalion using figures from the original Perry ACW box set - with accessories from the bits box primarily to provide muskets and bayonets. Some of the joints are a bit iffy if you look closely but overall it works I think. Im working on a Union unit at the same time using the marching figures - both will be for sale so pm me if you're interested

And I found the b&w function on the edit package.........

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Young FSP has gone off to boarding school so I took the opportunity to remind myself what he had stashed away amongst all the Lego and Airfix. I came across these and thought I'd give one a go, liked it and have decided to build a Battalion for both the Union and the Rebels. The former will be home to all the marching figures while the latter will be a firing line heavy on conversions. These are old models but I prefer the smoother finish to the more angular later ones - like the Zouaves.