Sunday, August 25, 2013

ACW Project Pt. 4

I have been able to get a fair amount of work done this weekend on this project (I usually ramp things up when I near the finish line).  Short of flock, my Union army is now ten bases stronger.  Most of these are the remainder of my Sash & Saber regimental pack (RUS1 right shoulder shift).  The rest are a mix of Redoubt, Dixon, and Foundry.  It's a bit tough to notice in the picks, but I like to mix a little pure white with GW's Mithril to hit the top of the bayonets to give an effect of sun glinting off off them. Next up will be finishing about 80 Rebs.

On a side note, I am pretty excited about the upcoming fall. In September I will be visiting Gettysburg for the first time since I was 5 or 6 years old. In November I will be visiting Antietam for the second time as well. We have reserved Randy Buchman for our tour guide at Antietam for the second time as well. If you ever have a chance to visit the park, Mr. Buchman is highly recommended.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

ACW Project Pt. 3

It has been some time now since my last post and this project has been moving much slower than expected.  Summer activities and an impending move has and will continue to hamper my progress. Since last time I have been able to get all trousers and jackets/shirts painted. Union jackets got the same two shade their kepis received. Most Reb jackets got washed. All trousers got washed too.

At this point I have decided to shift gears and complete all Union troops (including basing) and move back and finish all Rebels.  I have completed socks/gaiters, canteens, blanket rolls and have began drybrushing muskets and cups with GW's Mithril Silver.  Musket stocks will be a mix of 2 or 3 different browns.