Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Almost Ready To Muster In

No Paint Table Saturday post for me as Madame Padre and I escaped for the weekend and it was lovely.  

However, since getting home I’ve given a few hours to my Irish Brigade project.  The 88th New York are almost ready to muster in.   Hopefully they’ll be based tonight, and then Father Corby will bless their flags and they’ll be on the way to the seat of war.  Since this photo was taken they are off their nails and falling in.  An issue of Guinness may be in the works.

 

Blessings to your paint brushes!

MP+

12 comments:

  1. Looking good. You have done a very nice job with these.

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    1. Thanks Chris. A year ago I wasn't happy with how I was doing with them and chucked them in a drawer. Sometimes I get spooked like that and stop painting. Glad I started on them again as part of my Conquer Lead Mountain campaign.

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    2. I have done that before. Sometimes returning to them gets you motivated to finish them out.

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  2. Excellent work! I think the dark blue of the coats is especially striking.

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    1. Thank you. The blue is a craft paint, Folkart Indigo, given a wash of a Citadel product once called (I think) Asuren Blue, and then highlights of Indigo mixed with white on the folds and raised bits. When I was reenacting I saw a huge variety of Union Blue coats and jackets, but I like this darker shade.

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  3. Great result. Like the depth in their trousers. Wait... did that sound right?

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    1. Heh. I know what you meant, mate. To quote Lord Flashheart, the trousers haven't been made that can stand the THRUST!

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  4. That is one fine-looking body of men, Michael: well done on those. I like the darker shade of blue in the jackets as well. I managed something similar by accident on some of my Airfix Union artillerymen, and I liked the look of them, too. Incidentally, if you do Confederates, I recommend an equally dark - almost a navy - blue on the saltire of the Beauregard designed battleflag. It just looks better somehow, possibly because it makes the argent fimbriation stand out more.
    Cheers,
    Ion

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  5. Nice brushwork on these Redoubt Yanks! Big, brawny, strapping lads are these. I like the variety of facial hair on these boys and the trousers are especially well done. Do the figures have separate heads?

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  6. Thanks Gents.
    Ion, I wish I was brave enough to paint my own ACW flags, but alas I'm not.
    Jonathan: Redoubt figures to come with separate heads, so you can order a variety of headgear, or even Black/Negro heads for Union troops. It' a great idea, though I find the heads are slightly unsatisfying for me. They don't look quite finished. I'd almost take a Dixon pumpkin head, though I still like Redoubt very much.

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  7. I wonder if you could actually get a priest to bless your model standards.

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