Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Infantry and the Cavalry

Good evening,
I've combined the infantry and cavalry on the next bunch of rebels that I'm doing. also Ive changed the basing. Using just sand and small stone for vegetation and with combinations of greens and yellows I've seen this method on a few blogs and I think its a real neat process. I've also changed the swords, cutting them off and drilling out the handle and using pins instead. All 3 flags are hand painted. So heres a few of them in somewhat of a finished state. I would like to take this time to thank everyone who visits my blog...your views and comments are greatly apprieciated. A special thanks to my daughter Mindi for taking the videos for me, its not easy getting  around my table.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

More items from the Civil War

Good evening to all of you,
  Here are a few more items from the Captains walls...
Letterhead, envelope and ribbon from the 1901
Nathan Bedford Forrest Reunion in Memphis, Tenn.
1907 postcard from the Sherman Brigade Reunion
in Shelby, Ohio
1864 Confederate ten dollar note
An original parole form

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Now for something different...fantasy junkyards

Hello everyone,
Now and then I'll put something up that has nothing to do with the civil war. Classic car, race cars, been a road racing fanatic most of my life. Think about the kind of cars you would never see in a junkyard. A couple of marques come to mind, Ferrari, Bugatti to name a couple. Well, what if they were in a junkyard, what would they look like? With out a doubt this would be a fantasy junkyard. A couple of models that I've chosen are the 1961 Ferrari short wheel based berlinetta and the 1928 35B Bugatti grand prix racer. If you walked into a junkyard and these two cars were in front of you, would you reach for your wallet and say how much?..I know I would.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Union campfire

Hello folks,
I think that its only fair that since I put up the Confederate campsite that I should also put up the Union campsite.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The 20th Texas Volunteer Cavalry

Hello folks,
Here are the first two of my Texas Cavalry. This unit will have about 40 when its done.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

30th Arkansas Infantry

Good afternoon gentlemen,
Heres a few shots of my Arkansas Infantry in a field...the flag is hand painted as is the field.