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Friday, 26 April 2019

The 10th Tennessee

Its been a while since I last added anything to my ACW collection and where better to start then a new unit of Rebs. I have a slight bias towards the southern states so I suppose it had to be a Rebel unit and an Irish one at that. I added an Irish unit to my Union forces so it's only fare to even up the odds.

As always my favourite Dixon Miniatures! I planned not to add any conversions but I couldn't find any suitable standard bearers so I had to convert a couple. So on to the troops

 24 little masterpieces, I'm talking about the sculpting not my painting. I'm a painter and collector so I only add units that catch my imagination or look different and despite the Blue and Grey backdrop to the uniforms there is still scope for some colour. 

 the rows of grey always need that bit of colour and what better colour to complement it than red. I've added a bit of variation in the uniforms rather than clad them all identically. 

 I have plans to add a few more units despite not having enough space to display them, but that's not going to stop me! I may have to have a bit of a clear out again. 

And finally a few pics of the guys lining up in front of camp. 

So hopefully Irish eyes are smiling, I know my eyes are smiling. I keep saying how much I enjoy my painting and yes once again I have enjoyed painting these guys. 

So thanks for looking, feel free to comment and I will hopefully post again real soon. 
Cheers for no

Friday, 5 April 2019

Savage Giants

I've being busy working on a small commission of giant proportion! Two Savage Giants from CMON for a Song of ice and fire. Really nice figures and a joy to paint, I've seen a few episodes of Game of Thrones so I was familiar with these guys. I didn't expect them to paint up as well as they have and to be honest I surprised myself.
                                          Big Red

  Big, full of muscles and red haired!  and of course just to show his soft side he has a pet mouse to keep him company 

 these guys to me really capture the look of savage giants, well at least in my eyes. 

Old Grey

 Older and perhaps wiser! But I wouldn't want to get close enough to find out! 

 the snow on the bases just adds that wintry touch to them. This guy doesn't have a pet unless you class his tree as a pet. Maybe its Groot in a previous life! Sorry bad joke I know.

I'm pleased to say they have arrived safely back home and the owner is well pleased! 

So next up I plan on finishing my Terminators and restarting an old project! 

So keep looking I will be posting again real soon! Well that's the plan.

Thanks for looking
                             Cheers for now Russ