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Offline Mudyinsquall

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Mudyinsquall's ACW Project
« on: May 21, 2024, 06:28:02 AM »
Finally got round to sitting down and getting some paint on the beginnings of a ACW project that I'd purchased in January. Needless to say the inspiration hit. I managed to crank these out in just a couple of weeks.

So first up we've got a whole block of men from the 1st Texas (Ragged Old First), part of Hoods Brigade, who generally at the onset of the war were carrying old 1842 smoothbores. I believe even towards the battle of Antietam they were still carrying a wide array of dated weaponry. I think this was the most fun I've had painting figures for a long time and I absolutely stormed through these. I've mixed the poses/kits to represent a forward moving unit, one looking to close the gap and send some buck and ball into Union ranks.

I'll be adding another 3 groups to represent the 4th Texas and at some point 3rd Arkansas.

Next is some Confederate Zouaves (Wheats Tiger Rifles) in their outrageously cool blue striped pantaloons. Surprisingly these weren't a pain in the backside to paint, and I think the stripes came out decently with minimal effort and touch ups. An additional 8 more with a flag at some point will appear.

As usual I'll be using Sharp Practice and campaigning this on my blog towards the fall/winter, once I've amassed a sizeable force.

Cheers

(Better quality pictures on my blog: https://historyinminiatures.blogspot.com/)
« Last Edit: May 22, 2024, 03:51:31 PM by Mudyinsquall »

Offline schoey

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Re: Mudyinsquall's ACW Project
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2024, 07:42:24 AM »
Excellent work on your ACW figures, Zouaves make interesting units.  Look forward to seeing more.

Thanks

Paul

Offline Vette114

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Re: Mudyinsquall's ACW Project
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2024, 03:15:54 PM »
very cool miniatures. look forward to your progress.

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Mudyinsquall's ACW Project
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2024, 07:52:55 PM »
Nice!
And the glorious general led the advance
With a glorious swish of his sword and his lance
And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


My blog: http://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/

Offline Mudyinsquall

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Re: Mudyinsquall's ACW Project
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2024, 03:50:47 PM »
Thanks all!

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Mudyinsquall's ACW Project
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2024, 06:43:44 PM »
Those minis all look good!  Well done!
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

 

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