This is the first time I have painted these famous troops in ANY scale. Carl wanted a regiment of sharpshooters for his Union army. The only illustrations I could find of U.S. Sharpshooters buglers showed them with pistol and sword rather than rifle, so a converted officer figure is acting as the musician.
With these done, ALL the figures for Carl's Union army are complete! I will be building and painting the flags and cannon, and then I will move on to basing.
Fresh off the assembly line come these 92 figures. We have enough infantry privates for one heavy artillery and one firing line regiment. All the infantry command figures are also in this lot. Finally, we have one five figure stand of falling wounded. It looks like the canister has found its target!
Tomorrow I start the final group of figures: 3 guns with crew, a regiment of zouaves, Berdan's sharpshooters, and mounted generals!
Today I finished painting 100 Union infantry marching. These figures took much longer than I had thought they would. Assembly and priming took quite a lot of work, and the painting itself was much more demanding than with 28mm, but the end result is pretty spectacular.
My patron wanted very light uniforms for his gaming table, and he also wanted a mix of shades. Hopefully these satisfy on both counts!
Tonight I will start in on the command figures as well as firing line and advancing troops.