Monday, August 22, 2011

Painted 10mm Civil War Commanders

Today I have some photos of my completed Civil War command stands. These stands consist of miniatures from Perrin, Old Glory, and Pendraken. To my surprise the figures from these three manufactures match up so well that I had no problem mounting them on the same base.

Division/Corps Commanders


For my Division/Corps commanders I mounted two or three figures on 1 ½” round bases that I got from Michel’s craft store. Inspired by a recent post on The Miniatures Page, I decided to add a mounted standard bearer to each command stand. The mounted standard bearer figures are from Perrin’s range.

Confederates









Union









Brigade Generals


My brigade Generals are based on 1” round bases from LITKO.

Confederates




Perrin


Old Glory
Old Glory
Pendraken
Old Glory
Perrin
Figure comparison: From left to right- Perrin, Pendraken, Old Glory."]

Union




Old Glory
Old Glory
Old Glory
Pendraken
Figure comparison: From left to right- Pendraken, Old Glory, Perrin


Key Words: American Civil War, ACW 10mm, Perrin, Old Glory, Pendraken, Division, Brigade Generals, Command Stands, 10mm Civil War Generals.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

10mm Terrain (Part 1)

With the painting side of my Civil War (phase 1) project nearly complete, over the past week I’ve begun to shift my focus to building terrain. Below is a quick review of my progress so far.

Rivers:


My rivers are from JR Miniatures. The main reason I decided to use rivers from JR miniatures is because of the variety of pieces and scales they offer. My plan is to use a combination of 6mm and 15mm scales to model different size rivers and streams. The downside to these rivers is I can’t stand how they are painted. To remedy this I decided to repaint them to my liking. Below are some before and after images. Tell me what you think.
Before
After



One down and a lot to go


Trees:


I will need a lot of trees to properly model a 19th century American battlefield. For that reason I decided to use pre built trees from Woodland Scenics. I feel that pre-built trees are more durable than the ones that you build yourself and besides I hate building trees. Unfortunately, pre-built doesn’t mean war game ready. I still spend quite a bit of time cleaning them up (removing excess foliage and gluing down loose foliage). The trees that I use will range in size from 2” to 5”.

The first 70 trees

Rail Fence


Rail fence is a vital part of the Civil War battlefield. For my refight of Bull Run I will need around 25 feet of fence. That’s a lot of fence! I went with Battlefield Terrain Concepts 15mm snake rail fence kits to meet my fencing needs. I also plan to mix in some rail fence from Musket Miniatures.

Part of the first batch of 15’


Key Words: 10mm terrain, Civil War 10mm, JR Miniatures, 6mm Rivers, Woodland Scenics, Battlefield Terrain Concepts, 10mm Snake Rail Fence