Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This Ideal militiaman is the first figure which I finished in 2017! He is not an original Ideal figure, but is recast. Since he wore a bicorne hat, I cut it down and sculpted a roundhat turned up on one side instead. In addition, I lengthened his waistcoat, making him look more like a militiaman of 1776 than 1812. His socks are medium blue with light blue stripes, an interesting combination which I like. Click on the pictures to expand them. Figure by Ideal (recast), painted with Testors Paints.
Monday, January 2, 2017
One of my goals for the past year was to paint 25 figures. I succeeded, painting a total of 26 figures.
Next is a group of six militiamen completed this year. The man waving his hat makes an excellently patriotic NCO, while the armed minister is ready to resist both Episcopalianism and George III.
The 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment received their own flagbearer in 2016.
I began a French & Indian War collection in 2016 by painting this French-Canadian militiaman. Comrades and opponents are not far behind...
Monday, November 7, 2016
And speaking of facing colors, this man is wearing blue facings! Why the change from a previous post when I put the Royal Edinburgh Volunteers in yellow facings? More information will be coming in a future post...
The figure and flagpole were from All the King's Men Toy Soldiers. Visit their website at http://www.allthekingsmentoysoldiers.com/ATKMAWI.html
The lance head on top of the flagpole was hand-sculpted by me; the gold and crimson mixed cord is made from embroidery floss. The flag itself was borrowed from the website "British Regimental Drums and Colors" at http://www.fifedrum.org/crfd/images/D80.htm. Do check out this website, as it is full of the ornate flags and drums carried into battle by King George's redcoated armies.