Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Unpacking and Repairing

Since the move at the beginning of the month, I've had a chance to inspect my wargaming kit and I'm pleased that my figures came through, if not unscathed, then lightly scathed. The worst of it, and this always seems to be the case, was flags and banners. A quick trip to the hardware store for a fresh bottle of superglue, and work begins. With this command stand from an ACW Texas regiment, Foundry figures, originally painted about ten years ago, I noticed some painting errors. I never painted the tension straps on the drum, and there was some basing slop on the drummer's gray uniform. So that got all fixed, and the flagpole touched up. Now they're ready to take on the bluebellies.

< Next up in the repairs queue is a Dixon casting of General Hood (the intact version, before he had various bits shot off) and his faithful colour sergeant, a Foundry figure. The banner bearer had a lot of old glue in his hand that needed to be removed with a pin vise and a knife, and then his gloves needed to be repainted and treated with a wash. Now he's ready for his banner so he can follow Sam Hood into the storm of bullets.

Lots more command stands to be redone, but this is a start.

4 comments:

  1. Watch that "bluebelly" stuff, Mister. (You'll have to see my 15mm Texans sometime.)

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  2. Nice looking troopers. Any word on the e-mail campaign?

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  3. Nice work Sir, its always a problem with banners when moving but it could be a whole lot worse.

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