In the next popular (with me at least) installment I’ve posted images of a number of Confederate figures I’m working on. These figures will be used in command units. To ensure that they look distinct I’ve been hacking away with my trusty craft knife.
All the following figures were taken from the Perry Miniatures hard plastic ACW Infantry box set (code ACW 1) with various parts taken from the ACW Cavalry box (code ACW 2). Obviously these figures need to be painted properly.
From the left:
Shown here for reference, an officer figure made from parts straight from the sprue. Not much to explain with this one. Basic right arm with sword (there are two sword arm options available in the infantry box). This figure is made to resemble the confederate officer shown on the front of the excellent Peter Dennis box art.
One of my personal favourites next: a shotgun totting Confederate officer. This chap is probably not entirely historically accurate; perhaps more appropriate for a dismounted cavalry officer but I think he looks rather dashing.
Another figure I’m particularly pleased with is this one based on an illustration by Richard Hook in Brassey's History of Uniforms American Civil War: Confederate Army. The picture show’s troops from South Carolina.Hampton’s Legion, Washington Light Infantry Volunteers Co. A. at the Battle of Seven Pines in 1862. The officer in the picture is apparently based on pictures of field officer Major James Conner. I thought that I could easily modify the Perry model to resemble this character.
Confederate Sargeant - Sword removed, holster cut down to make a cartridge case. The entire original left arm was removed and then the standard ‘arms handling musket’ piece were glued into position.
Look to your left