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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The 5th US coloured cavalry

I have being busy adding some more troops to my slightly neglected Union forces. Once again there are some conversions besides the obvious head swaps! They are Dixon miniatures and why not they are such nice figures. So on to the minis, standard cavalry figures with a head swap, it went pretty well and no major glaring gaps missed so I reckon it's a win
 These guys risked it all and the 5th paid for it pretty severely, as did most of the coloured troops who signed up for the blue suite. 
 Even though they are Union troops I still like to give a bit of a varied look to them. IE some jackets without the yellow trim and various coloured blanket rolls. 
Im guessing most civil war buffs have seen glory, the 54th will be added to my collection but it only seemed fair after adding the 26th coloured infantry a while back that I added some cavalry. 
 I have tried again to improve my lighting set up, it's getting there but there is still room for improvement.
 The bugler's arm is a plastic addition and the greenstuff sergeant's stripes but that's about it on these guys. Once I had done the heads I was keen to get painting and get these guys finished.

So thanks for looking, feel free to comment and catch you all again soon 
Cheers for now Russ


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Michal, I like adding slightly different units to my collection.

  2. Wonderful job on the 5th cavalry Russ!

    1. Thanks Phil, I should be adding more units to my collection pretty soon.

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    1. Thanks Rodger I'm itching to add more Rebs to my collection, but I need to try and even things up a bit.

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