Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ACW Confederate Infantry Part 1

Here's something a bit different from my usual subject matter.  I'm working on a confederate civil war figure from Pegaso (54mm).  My dad is a big Civil War buff.  He's been collecting artifacts since he was a kid and has basically converted part of their house into a mini museum.  I've painted a couple ACW figures as gifts for him and this is another one that will end up in his collection.  He actually picked up the kit at a toy soldier show for $5 (not bad considering is retails for almost $50).  My parents come to visit this past week and so he brought it along.  The box art is just okay (I think the lighting/photo is to blame for that) but when I opened it up I realized it's actually a pretty neat little figure.  The figure will be holding an old tattered flag in his left hand, so I'm doing it as an end of the war figure, on the road to Appomattox.  We're coming up on the 150th anniversary of the end of the war, so it's good timing for this project.

Obviously it's pretty early, just base coated his uniform and then worked on the face.  I need to do a little more research before I get too far.  My dad pointed me in the direction of a couple good reference books, hopefully I can track them down.

Here's a close up of the face.  The focus isn't that crisp, but you get the idea.

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