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ACW - Strelets

Posted by Paul on 25 Aug 2018, 12:25

As part of an "Old School" ACW wargaming Project using, at first only Airfix bods as HERE
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 25 Aug 2018, 14:16

Those look really nice. I very much like the dark tones you have achieved in the uniforms.
Isn't the problem always never enough command figures??? Ah well, where else would you show your conversion chops?
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Posted by Paul on 01 Sep 2018, 14:49

The confederates
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 01 Sep 2018, 14:53

The Confederates look fantastic, Paul. A really earthy looking crew - loved the photographer!
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Posted by Peter on 04 Sep 2018, 20:50

I really like them Paul! Great paintjob! :thumbup:
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Posted by Graeme on 05 Sep 2018, 14:48

I always say you can't judge how good a Strelets figure is until you see it painted. But when the painting is this good it takes them to a different level. These are very good looking figures.
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Posted by sansovino on 05 Sep 2018, 21:30

A nice bunch of rebells - I like your painting and good choice of colours
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 05 Sep 2018, 23:20

Very nice work, sir.
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Posted by Susofrick on 06 Sep 2018, 07:47

They look very nice! Hmm (thinking hard) ....... (scratching my head) ........ (lightbulb!)! You have painted the Airfix sets too! How do they look together?
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Posted by Paul on 06 Sep 2018, 18:16

Different styles but They are the same height as the Airfix ACW...I´ll have to remember to do a side by side pic with the next lot

Union Infantry on the march
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 06 Sep 2018, 22:46

A good job.
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Posted by Paul on 15 Sep 2018, 13:10

The confederates Marching
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Posted by Paul on 16 Sep 2018, 07:48

Bill Slavin wrote:Isn't the problem always never enough command figures???

Sorry for the late answer. That there´s only the one command sprue is a bit odd and for me making 20 bod units it means half the set gets put into the spares box. Another command sprue would mean I could get two units from each box. IMHO, a bit of a waste but hopefully, and I´m not holding my breath, HäT might release a ACW command set or Strelets might have a brainstorm and sell command sets on thier own.
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Posted by MABO on 16 Sep 2018, 08:44

In contrast to the wargamers in our community I would say, a ratio of ~40 soldiers and a command unit is ok, if you are building a diorama. In this case you need more "normal" guys and not a lot of officers. The contrast is Italeri. In their sets you have three drummers and flagbearers. This is useless the other way around... A question from which side you look at it, of course.
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Posted by MABO on 16 Sep 2018, 08:49

Btw. I like the range from Strelets and it is good to have some more sets for the ACW. And you did a good job on the figures like always, Paul. :thumbup: Imho the green is a bit to artificial but that can be discussed for sure.
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Posted by Paul on 16 Sep 2018, 13:22

MABO wrote: Imho the green is a bit to artificial but that can be discussed for sure.

The basing is "Old school" ;-)

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Posted by MABO on 16 Sep 2018, 14:10

I see what you mean :-D :-D :-D :yeah:
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Posted by Susofrick on 17 Sep 2018, 07:18

Hmm, I've seen better painted Britain's. Had a confederate cavalry trumpeter and a union cavalry flag guy (no, that's NOT the proper title, but it sounds a little funnier) as a kid and they looked quite good. Until we took them apart and mixed them up and eventually lost the parts. Whatever, your's Strelets look really nice as usual.
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Posted by Peter on 17 Sep 2018, 20:27

Paul wrote:The basing is "Old school" ;-)

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Old memories are coming up when I see this kind of figures! :shock:
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Posted by Paul on 23 Sep 2018, 11:31

Some confederate generals
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