Monday, January 25, 2010

250 man ACW project, day 5

Day five is over, and I'm nearing completion. Today I painted all the blankets, canteen straps, canteens, and brass work. I also took Austin's advice from the comments on the last post and painted the Confederate haversacks a linen color.

The only thing left to paint now is the flesh highlights. It might take me two days, but I think I can get it all done tomorrow.

I used Testor's enamel "gold" for the brass buttons, buckles, and cartridge box badge. I like enamels for my metalwork, even though they are a pain to work with, because no acrylic I've found looks as good.

Again, please remember that I'm going for speed here. These figures won't win any painting competitions. But they're cleanly painted, and they should look great on the table.


  1. Nice work. You still have two days left to base them up! Your painting speed amazes me.


  2. I beg to differ with your opinion; I think you're doing a superb job at balancing speed with quality.

  3. Very nice, I'm impressed with your speed(WITH quality) on these. Can't wait to see the finished project.

  4. 250 figures, 3 per base means 83 bases of F&F troops. At an average brigade size of 8 that's TEN BRIGADES of troops in 7 days. Every time I think about it my head kerplodes....

  5. Amazing speed with high quality! I'm stunned!