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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Iron Brigade Command Stand

After watching Gettysburg again I decided to give my black hats a command stand. I'm really not sure if Lee was all he supposed to be! but I suppose even good commanders have bad days. Longstreet seemed to have a better grasp of events at Gettysburg but I've not read enough to confirm if the film is correct or not. Anyhow back to my latest addition
 straight forward paint job on these. No conversion work, no swapping heads just paint and base. There is something really satisfying about painting 2 or 3 figures and being able to base them and your done and dusted! 
 the base is given a little bit more with it being a command stand. The low stone wall just finishes off the base nicely. 
 I think the flag has got to be the easiest flag I have ever painted, white with a red spot in the centre! Simple, simple and simple. I also managed to finish up the barn in the background, its amazing what you can do with foam core board, balsa wood and old cereal packets! and a big dollop of PVA glue!  
 I plan on splitting my hobby time between additions to my Napoleonic collection and of course more goodies for my ACW collection. Although with my butterfly mind anything is possible and the smallest spark of an idea could throw all my plans straight out of the window. 
So thanks for looking
Cheers for now Russ 


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Francis, I figured it was time I invested some time in some more command elements.

  2. Very very nice work Russ! The barn looks smashing too!

    1. Thanks Rodger I intend to do a few more buildings in the coming weeks, after all everyone needs some buildings for their troops to battle over.

  3. Nicely done Russ, love this rocky base...

    1. Thanks Phil, once in a while I like to put a bit more time in on bases, and command bases are ideal candidate's for it