Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gone but not Dead

Well, I'm still here. I've been pretty damn quiet online but Im still painting where I can. Here are some shots of the latest projects.

Bears, one of the lady's xmas gifts

Perry siege guns. I dont have much use for them, the bases come out of the emplacement...love these big guns!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some More Hi-Res Table Shots

It's been a while, I have been very busy painting over the last few weeks. All of the infantry on the table are recent additions. I have completed 400 new infantry (200 US/ 200 CS) and updated all of my US collection to both National and Regimental standards. I'll get pics up soon. For now take a look at some of these shot taken a while back by Lord Ashram...

Granny and her kin hold the front porch of their "Pennsyltuckey" home

Federal column makes its way throigh town as a shop keeper looks observes

Another shot of the town

A run a way slave making his way north

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Some More Details...

LordAshram came by the other night with his hi-res camera and was able to get some shots for me. Here are a few for now, more to come...

Overall table shot

A pic of the federal cav dismounted on the ridge west of town

The CS column coming onto the field

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Table Detail Shots

Here are some detail shots of the table. I was fortunate enough to get some more Herb Gundt models from Der Alte Fritz., those will come in a later post. These will have to hold you over for now...

Grannies homestead with the ladies ready for war

Front Porch of the Shenandoah House...
The upstairs of the the Shenandoah house...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The War Room is Ready!!!

Well after 2 months of work the room is ready! LordAshram came over last night and we set up my first official table, it looks SICK!! Ill keep the text light and let the pics do the talking.

First up the table (5 by 10 with custom built edges and curtains).

The stuff (a selection of some of my favorite toys, aside from minis). This is my roomie Tank on his chair:

Fireplace, ACW NCO swords, 2 fraternal swords:

My first rope tension drum, this one is a 16x16 repop from Cooperman, made about 1978.

The long arms, Charleville, Potsdam, 2 band British Enfield, P53 Enfield, another 2 bander, 61 Sprinfield, Remington Zouave, a dug Liege conversion.

More swords and guns

These are my medical antiques, large collection of panniers, apothecary chests, and 19th century USA Hosp Dept antiques.

My AWI guys split by an 1870 7th Regt dress uniform with my pistols and revolvers overhead

That's all for now. I have a TON of stuff that I will get around to featuring soon enough. Hopefully these can tide everyone over for now. Videos (pretable) are below...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

War Room Update

I am suffering from the recent financial shit storm as much as anyone, as a result I didn't think I would be able to pull off the room as I envisioned it. I was going to build a bar, do dark hardwood floors, hideaway flat screen, a real officers club feel. Reality hit home fast and the mortgage payment became the focus very fast. I was so put off that I almost put it all on hold. Then LordAshram over at the House of War pointed out..."Sean you have a ton of great stuff, just start putting it up and I'm telling you it will look great." I think I have had my collections in storage for so long that I forgot how much I had.

Well I've added more items to my war room. A new standing gun rack reclaimed from storage, a family heirloom barrister's bookcase (15mm WWII, 25mm WWII, feudal armies) and my CS flags, all Ben Tart made, ANV battle flag with 12th Alabama markings, a Bonnie Blue (also Alabama), a 1st National, and my yellow hospital flag. I will be putting my silk 88th NY colors on either side of the fireplace soon. Then the 10 by 5 a few more odds and ends and I am ready to play! Thanks Ash for the needed kick in the ass!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Guns Are Up, One Step Closer!

The peg boards I needed arrived so I modified, sanded, finished and sealed them right away. This morning I was able to mount them on the studs and hang up part of the old gun collection. I think they look great!

I just need the barrister's bookcase for my WWII and feudal armies, a wall case for my pistols, the 10 by 5 table and I'm just about where I want it. My 15mm Nappys and ACW will have to wait until one more cabinet is in the budget before deploying from the cigar boxes.

The 10 by 5 has been sitting dormant in my parents basement since I left years ago, it will be good to have it home. I cant wait to start making that first table layout. I have so much terrain that has been in boxes due to the apartment life constraints of the past. This will be the first time I get to use it all on one table.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

War Room Update

I have been busy getting the war room up to par. The fireplace is in, chairs placed, cabinets all set up, except for one antique barristers book case.

I've made a rough video giving a preview tour. The center piece will be a 10 by 5 foot table with all the trimmings. The guns at the end of the video will be going in a floor to ceiling rack I'm making. The sad part is, I still don't have enough room for all my toys. I may need to make a second room!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Wargames Room

Well, I am back from the dead. I have moved to a new home and now that the boring work is done one of the main things I am focusing on is a new war room.

I am just beginning the project and have assembled 2 new cabinets, these house my 28mm ACW collection. I need to add cabinets for my various other collections as well.

At the end of the project I will have my 10 by 5 table surrounded by minis, antique muskets and mannequins with my original uniforms. I have a collection of military prints antiques and minis that Ihave waited years to display properly so I am very excited to get this done. I will go back to maintaining radio silence after this preview for a few more weeks. Once I am set up I will resume painting and posting, sorry for the long absence!

First up, 2 shots of the cabinets, left one is Federal right one is Confederate. There will be a fireplace in the middle with parlour chairs soon!

The Confederate case...

Here are some shots of my Federal army, first up, the Cavalry, Old Glory, Sash & Saber, Mark Fenlon...

The Federal Artillery, Sash & Saber, Old Glory

Federal Infantry, Foundry, Sash & Saber, Old Glory. Each unit only has one flag for now, I am going back and redoing these. I used to distinguish elite units by giving them regimental colors. Each unit will have a state and a national soon.

Federal command, hospital, engineers, and one unit, 146th NY Mark Fenlon

More Federal infantry, I have 31 units of 20 men each in total, these are mostly Old Glory...

Last of my main infantry battalions, Old Glory, Fenlon, Redoubt, Sash & Saber, Foundry

One shot to hold you over of my Confederates...