I was planning to present my first completed Confederate regiment based for the Regimental Fire and Fury system. I was planning it anyway, until my 4 year old son (yes, he who is pictured a few posts back) decided to "help" me by improving the flesh highlight, by painting ALL THIRTY+ FIGURES IN MASS GLOPPY GOBS OF GDW "ELVEN FLESH"!!! I was devastated, but did recognize the opportunity. It had been years since I had painted ACW figures, and it took a few tries to bring them "to speed", but now I consider myself "warmed up".
Needless to say the stands were ruined... but not destroyed, and they now sit in a small vat of Pine Sol, awaiting rehabilitation. What is a painter to do but start over? So, here now is my first offering, a "brave Colonel" marker from the Confederate ranks.
The figure is a 15mm Peter Pig, and though some of their WW2 line scares me, I have been most impressed with their ACW offerings. Being an Old Glory convert, I do wish the poses were more diverse, but the robustness of the castings and the overall quality can not be over stated. Simply put, there is no "unusable figures, and the flash is at a minimum.
Personally, I enjoy the pose, reflecting the natural aggressivness of the Confederate officer... or at least that as passed forth by myth.
I look forward to placing this marker on the field against MacPhee's "damned yankees"... and sweeping them from the field.