Saturday, 17 January 2009

Confederate troops (in captured Union uniform)

These two figures were the result of the fact that I painted too many Union troops (what an idiot!). After realising my mistake, I thought I might get away with painting these figures to resemble Johnny Rebs in captured Union issue uniforms. To give the impression that these chaps had worn the clothes over a long time I added a few details such as knee and elbow patches (reminding me of my old RE teacher). I’m quite pleased with the stitches on the patches achieved using a technical drawing pen. Clearly I had to over paint the forage caps grey. Since the photos were taken I've also repainted the blanket. More conventional Confederates to follow soon(hopefully).