Friday, December 14, 2007

New 25mm ACW Federal Units

I recently acquired another fellows collection, these were minis from several different ranges (Mark Fenlon, Old Glory, Foundry, Sash & Saber, Renegade, and Redoubt) I didn't want any units to stand out as different so I remounted them all in mixed manufacturer companies. I am pleased with the results. The pics below are not the best but i think it really adds an interesting level. When you look at photos of real ACW units you see men of all heights and builds. While I wouldn't do this for the ones I paint up on my own I really think this helped bland them into my current collection.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

25mm ACW Federal Hospital and Ambulance

I bought the Old Glory 2 wheeled ambulance. Its a nice cart but not really representative of a 2 wheeled Coolidge pattern ambulance (original image below). So I broke out some balsa, tissue paper, and paints and added a 'canvas' top and frame. I also made a rider up with a hospital flag. Would you have seen this in the field? No... but I like all of my units to have colors for display purposes. I left him unglued so I can remove him during games.

Here is the whole 'unit'