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PostSubject: American Civil WarMaster   Fri 27 Jul 2012 - 22:56

thought I'd share this:


I have been wanting to do this project since I was 15 years old and I have finally been able to get it started.

This will most likely take me about 12 months to complete. I am in NO RUSH to get it done as I'll be doing alot of research before I start painting I also want to get all of the flags in for each regiment before painting starts. And I still need to add more stuff to the collection like:

Dismounted Confederate troops
Limbers for both Confederate and Union Artillery
Cassion with riders for both Confederate and Union Artillery
GS wagon and rider for both Confederate and Union Armies.


Here are some early pics:

The swag of metal:


210 bases [40mm x 20mm]:


Here are some updated pics of my ACW project:

V Corps 1st Division:



Rifled Cannon Brigade:


Iron Brigade:


Buford's Cavalry:


Here are the Napoleon Cannons for the Union Army:


While I was waiting for the Cannons to dry I made these up:


here is the first of the Confederate Army:


I have the Confederate Cavalry almost done and a Brigade of Confederate Smoothbore Cannons that is nearing the end of the painting stage and will soon follow the Cavalry into dry brushing and inking.

Once they are done I am going to start the next Confederate Brigade but take my time and show how I have done it. Mordheimer asked me to do the Tutorial [on the Deathsquad forum board]

As I paint up the units I'll update this thread when I do the DS one.

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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 5:14

For such Tiny Guys they sure paint up GREAT. Great Hall of Games in Austin has an quite a few armies of various sorts on display; it always amazes me the amount of details sculpted & painted on Warriors of 5 to 10 mm in height. VERY WELL DONE! thumbsup
Keep us posted as things develop. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 5:33

@Deafnala: thank you master this padawan is but a humble beginner in comparison to the skills of your light-brush...

some days are good others [well most of the time] is pretty much a load of Cxxp. <--- my painting skills.

The Adler miniatures are nice to paint as you just block paint what colours you want then ink either brown or black.

All of the Union army will get a black wash. The Confederates will have a brown wash. the detail will be picked out by the wash.

I got some sweet Buildings from Total Battle miniatures will post some pics on my Blog tomorrow. and will do some here just to show you how cool they are.

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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 13:54

Nice work! Reminds me of the misspent college days playing Avalon Hills' Gettysburg.
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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 14:34

thanks Von Kurst.

here is a pic of my Confederate Cavalry. Mounted and Dismounted versions. I downloaded some flags and I like them not to expensive and I didn't have to pay postage and wait for them. plus I can print off as many as I like.



next lot up is a Brigade of Smoothbore Confederate Cannons. Then I'll start on Mordheimers painting tutorial.

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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 14:41

COOL STUFF! I like the idea of having separate mounted/dismounted bases. GREAT WORK! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 15:32

@Deafnala:

Its great that the ACWmaster rules actually have it where you can mount or dismount your Cavalry. I may have to get some more Cav. The carbine is great but the Union Cavalry are better then the Confederate. [well there weapons were]

As I mentioned earlier I got some Total Battles Miniatures range of ACW buildings for my Gettysburg battles here they are:

Gettysburg Seminary: Resin


Assorted Buildings: Resin


Assorted Buildings: Resin


Assorted Buildings: Resin


The Town set up: A flexible resin tile is used.


Dirt Roads: flexible resin.


Rail fences: Metal


Snake Fences: Metal


Overall these pics do not do the Buildings any justice [add it up to my failing as a photographer]
These minis are not cheap but are not overly expensive. The detail is amazing and as I really wanted the Gettysburg Seminary [It will be part of my 1st day battles of Gettysburg]

The service was good with no hassles. For international buyers the quoted postage cost is for overland NOT air mail. You will need to pay extra.

but its not much more. so its all good. I am rather nervous about painting these buildings I have never used Resin terrain before and its all quite new. they did provide me with an in depth painting guide. The good thing about ACW buildings is the patcher the painting the better, [eg weathered]

I'll post pics of these buildings into a separate thread once I start to paint them up.

Total Battles Miniatures

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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 17:29

sorry for the double posting but here is an update on the Union/Confederate units with their flags and scale comparison of the Resin Gettysburg Seminary:


I only use one flag per Regiment/Brigade

A full unit can be 2 stands to 4 stands. [a stand = 1 base]

I only use flags for the lead stand.

Here is an example of the Union:


Here is an example of the Confederate:


Also here is a scale comparison:


the scale is pretty bang on for the Adler miniature range.

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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 18:42

The buildings look TERRIFIC; I was able to identify the Gettysburg Seminary at a glance. AND the standards really make the regiments more interesting. GREAT STUFF! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: American Civil WarMaster   Sat 28 Jul 2012 - 19:22

the Seminary was the main reason I went with Total Battle Miniatures.

You can't do the 1st day of the Gettysburg Battle with out.

And the Adler range really works well with the scale. As for the flags I like them I may have to order some larger flags for a token Idea I am playing with.

thx again Deafnala for your kind words your work is truly inspirational and I am always in awe of your painting style and skill.

your a true gentleman and a Legend.

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