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Posted by Bluefalchion on 14 Feb 2017, 21:19

BB--

The nearest AWI battles were thousands of miles away from my region, which was not a part of the United States until many decades later. But Indian wars were right near by. I could drive down to see Fort Simcoe in about 30 minutes. Google it if you have an interest, I have already launched my initial research to find the differences in uniforms compared to ACW guys from a few years later.
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Posted by Marvin on 14 Feb 2017, 21:55

Bluefalchion wrote:BB--

The nearest AWI battles were thousands of miles away from my region, which was not a part of the United States until many decades later. But Indian wars were right near by. I could drive down to see Fort Simcoe in about 30 minutes. Google it if you have an interest, I have already launched my initial research to find the differences in uniforms compared to ACW guys from a few years later.


Excellent - some great pictures on the web of the blockhouse and fort. I'm looking forward to seeing these! :-D
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Posted by MABO on 14 Feb 2017, 23:26

Bluefalchion wrote: I have already launched my initial research to find the differences in uniforms compared to ACW guys from a few years later.


I count you in! And maybe I or another US boy can add some ACW figs for comparison.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Feb 2017, 03:39

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Work on rifles and finer details will take place later,when my new brush has worn down to my liking!



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So with half of the 1st Battalion with Band nearing completion, i set up the next batch of Marching Grenadiers for undercoating and then painting.
I like to work this way,and by doing so I bring all the figures up for inspection level before working on much finer details.

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:-D Work on another Marching Band, will follow later :thumbup:

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Everything i need except for a cup of tea,is placed upon my 2nd Table top.

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This oblong blue box has enabled me to paint with ease thousands of Napoleonic soldiers over the years. I rest my hand upon it and holding the tin with figure ettatched in the other had i can paint away for hours on end .Yes the little blue box provides a step up from the table,and it works for me. :-D BB
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Posted by Marvin on 15 Feb 2017, 10:24

Beano Boy wrote: So with half of the 1st Battalion with Band nearing completion, i set up the next batch of Marching Grenadiers for undercoating and then painting.
I like to work this way,and by doing so I bring all the figures up for inspection level before working on much finer details.


Inspection? BB sounds like a very proud Drill Sergeant! :mrgreen:

It's great you're painting so many figures, Paul. I for one salute that trusty oblong blue box. :yeah:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Feb 2017, 13:32

Inspecting the Guards,is one where odd things are spotted and put to rights,
before moving forward to an end. There will be roughly 160+ to be shipped out.

Marvin.
The first day of Combat starts with The Mythical Drill Sergeant!
They all wore the same face as if the Army had cloned them.
Highly remembered by grunts the world over.
Mine laughed his head near off,
upon finding out someone had painted the Regimental Sergeant Majors, Boots all Silver!
My very first special ops calling card.
I was never ever as frightened again as I was then. ;-) BB
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Posted by Marvin on 16 Feb 2017, 21:08

Beano Boy wrote:Inspecting the Guards,is one where odd things are spotted and put to rights,
before moving forward to an end. There will be roughly 160+ to be shipped out.

Marvin.
The first day of Combat starts with The Mythical Drill Sergeant!
They all wore the same face as if the Army had cloned them.
Highly remembered by grunts the world over.
Mine laughed his head near off,
upon finding out someone had painted the Regimental Sergeant Majors, Boots all Silver!
My very first special ops calling card.
I was never ever as frightened again as I was then. ;-) BB


That's a good story - I think that the RSM would know it was me straight away from my shaking knees... :affraid:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Feb 2017, 00:52

Sorry I forgot to mention before the Arekmaximus ,Figures. They will I`m sure be a delight in the Parade. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 17 Feb 2017, 08:40

When I first saw this I couldn't understand what it was, now I think it's very nice! Looking forward to see everything going forward. Hope to continue on my Swedes this weekend. If I can get up in time.

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Posted by Edwardian on 17 Feb 2017, 15:31

As this thread was mentioned to me, I thought I might join the parade.

I have started work on some HaT Napoleonic Spanish infantry.

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Posted by MABO on 17 Feb 2017, 15:42

Hey, that is fantastic. Welcome to the show. :occasion: BIG COLUMN! :camera: So everybody can see your work in June at the FIGZ. I will follow the progress, like a lot of other member will do. If you are ready just send me a PM. :yeah: :yeah: :-D :-D
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Posted by Marvin on 17 Feb 2017, 20:41

Edwardian wrote:As this thread was mentioned to me, I thought I might join the parade.

I have started work on some HaT Napoleonic Spanish infantry.

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Hurrah! :mrgreen: I like these figures.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Feb 2017, 00:35

The Edwardian, is certainly on the March with some great looking Spanish Infantry!
It is really great to have a new member taking part in the Parade. BB
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 18 Feb 2017, 09:58

Edwardian wrote:As this thread was mentioned to me, I thought I might join the parade.

I have started work on some HaT Napoleonic Spanish infantry.

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Great! Welcome in the mob!
Am I the only one not progressing at all with his parade?
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Posted by Marvin on 18 Feb 2017, 10:29

Mr. Andrea wrote:Am I the only one not progressing at all with his parade?


Actually, no... :oops:
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Posted by Edwardian on 18 Feb 2017, 11:56

Limited progress, though my Spaniards do seem to be multiplying!

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Posted by Konrad on 18 Feb 2017, 19:02

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Very effectual use of these old colour tins,BB. ;-)
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Posted by Marvin on 18 Feb 2017, 19:15

Well, it's a start... :sweatdrop:

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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Feb 2017, 10:06

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The figures of the 2nd box of The Guards Band are to be undercoated today, they are surrounded by the first set of the Band which is nearing completion.

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I decided not to send the 26 above ,because although painted but not entirely finished,they were far to fragile to send to Jan,but I have replaced them with good solid replacements.

So hopefully four boxes two of each will be finished in 10 days. :-D

Thank you Konrad, for mentioning my quirky use of the old but stylish tins.
Yes to a Fiddle Wood Gnome, that makes complete sense. BB :-D
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Posted by Konrad on 19 Feb 2017, 12:47

Still painting.
And now all this tartans waiting... :shock:

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