Sunday, October 28, 2012

Foundry 40mm Confederate Cavalryman

This is my latest figure -- a minor conversion of a 40mm Foundry Confederate cavalryman.  I didn't like the head on the original figure.  It was wearing a kepi (made him look too Union) and he was looking straight ahead rather than in the direction he was firing.  I had received a Foundry infantryman in a trade (thanks Michael) that didn't have any arms but who did have a great head wearing a slouch hat.  So I swapped heads, making sure that the new head was looking off in the direction he was firing.

The cavalryman and horse furniture (saddle and blanket, saddle bags, blanket roll and overcoat) were painted with Vallejo acrylics while the horse was painted with MIG oils.  I adapted a tutorial on painting 90mm horses that I'd seen on the Michigan Toy Soldier website.  I'm pretty pleased with both the figure and the horse, and feel that my painting is getting better with each figure.

Next up?  Maybe some 40mm Sash & Saber colonial militia at Lexington Green.  Or maybe their Confederate artillery crew . . . .

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I bought a boatload of both Sash & Saber and Foundry 40mm Civil War figures back in September and I'm just now getting a chance to paint some of them.  These were a little more challenging to paint because of all the small trim and the closed nature of the pose (made it hard to access all the areas).  S&S are sculpted a bit roughly, but I actually like this aspect.  It makes them a little easier to paint and frankly a little more fun. 

I'm really getting hooked on 40mm figures.