Saturday, 3 March 2012

ACW Adventures in Basing No.3

I've finally finished basing all of the Union and Confederate 20mm plastics.  It took me a few months of patient plodding but I got there.  They are now all based for Regimental Fire & Fury and/or Black Powder on 30mm x 40mm MDF bases I got from eBay, decorated with coarse shelly sand from my local East Lothian beach, some various bits of landscaping gravel and standard autumn flock.
Here are some of my classic Airfix figures now based up.  Note that I didn't repaint any of them (or give them authentic flags), for reasons of nostalgia mainly (not necessarily laziness).  The front row officer is a converted Airfix French Foreign Legion officer and the standard bearer beside him is a converted Revell ACW figure (I think).
These are Revell figures (made by Accurate now according to the Plastic Soldier Review website) that I converted to Zouaves a while ago...
...and these are some of the Confederates, which I think are Esci.
Just a group photo of about two thirds of the union troops - say cheese!  And finally...
...a poignant little vignette using Esci and Revell figures.  The fence is made from matches.

I've still to base up the artillery and cavalry but at least the infantry are now all done.

7 comments:

Michael Awdry said...

Excellent work Brian; that must be a relief to have that all done so that you can get them back onto the table.

The Wishful Wargamer said...

Cheers - yes, it takes me years to do anything...! Liked what you did with Capt Spaulding et al., by the way. Very impressive. WW

Lou said...

I think the Airfix ACW troops are great. Yours look fantastic and ready for a fight!

The Wishful Wargamer said...

Hello Lou,

Thanks for the kind words. I see from your site that you're a dab hand at painting and basing yourself!

cheers WW

Al said...

Great Blog mate, link added

The Wishful Wargamer said...

Cheers! WW

Matt said...

Nice! Good to see someone else using Airfix.