But first, Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends! Remember to bring up politics at Thanksgiving dinner to save on Christmas gifts ;-) lol
Fresh new units are starting to roll off the painting table from the excellent Steve Dake ... and basing is in progress ...
Yeah, I know they didn't carry the state flag with them ... but it is just so colourful I couldn't resist!
|Ohio Volunteer Infantry
|The rest of the first batch ...
|Union artillery crew for the 24 pdr guns
|Union and Confederate commanders
|More casualties to add to my current pile
The Union observation balloon, ironclads, gunboat and river boat are all just about finished. Michael from Golden Candle Studio (same who did my Star Wars stuff) is packing them up to ship them to me. The observation balloon is an old plastic kit from the 1960's or something ... found it at an antique store online ... but the perfect scale (even says 1/56 on the box).
I need to paint the guy that goes in the balloon, and then all the ground crew, including to wagons I'm converting as the pumps, etc. for the balloon. I'll have 4 copper wires (ropes) that go up to the four corners of the basket to hold it up in the air.
|Boats and Balloon
|A closer look at the main part of the balloon
Here comes the navy! The boats that will make up the side action for the game are also done. I need to add the cannon barrels and do flags, but that is minor work. Michael did a great job on these, really great work here.
|Progress with the added Union Monitor class
|The riverboat and gunship join the ironclads
|Ready for action!
My new fur mats are also complete and have arrived from David Skibicki - looking forward to starting to stage this all. I've started painting the buildings and will be jumping between basing units and painting buildings for a little while now.
More to come, stay tuned.