Friday, October 26, 2012

The one armed Colonel

Greetings ledheads,
  Last April I put up my one armed Confederate Colonel that I purchased from Architects of War. He was by far my favorite Confederate officer.  After going back to it on the blog, I thought I would pull him out of the cabinet and put him back on the table. He was nowhere to be found. There were only a couple of places he could be, either on the table or in the drawer...he was nowhere. This was very upsetting because I know where just about everything is. I came to the realization that someone stole him. I have a few ideas on who it was, but can't prove it. Why someone would take this is beyond me.
Everytime I went to the basement, I started looking for it, wasting time and becoming obsessed in finding the miniature. I finally decided to go back to the Architects of War and buy another one. I might nail it to the table just so it doesn't disappear. Anyways here are a few shots of the new one armed Colonel. The flag is hand painted and varnished.

36 comments:

  1. Nice figure but a sad tale of theft!

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    1. Thanks Fran...the only person that was ever in my basement alone was the man who reads the meters...I can't prove anything so I'll just have to let it go.

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  2. Good work, I love the light effect in the grass , beautiful flag
    Cheers
    Captain Lol

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    1. Thank you Captain...what I use is ballast and 4 shades of greens and yellows.

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  3. Absolutly beautiful...the thief has taste...sorry for you, but great work Captain!

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  4. I imagine someone like that would think "he can't possibly miss one out of so many" - obviously not a gamer or collector which makes it slightly better! Great looking paint job as always...

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, I guess people don't understand the kind of time you put into these miniatures...their not easily forgotten and their not misplaced.

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  5. Very nicely done. Particularly like the flag

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  6. If we all keep an eye out on ebay, the thief might try selling it. Fantastic work on the flag.

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  7. Very sad tale Captain.Fantastic work on the replacment though. The flag is particularly good.

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  8. Do you think this figure based on the one-armed Confederate officer in the movie, The Horse Soldiers?
    The maker's Uncivil War line looks movie inspired.

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    1. It might be but Im not sure about that...Architects of War does a great job on this series ...Their quite different then most of the other miniatures.

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  9. Another dynamic pair of figures!

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  10. Hunt down the thief like the dog he is and call him out. Stealing a figure is a low thing to do.

    On the other hand, this is a nice dio and that flag really stands out. I like your new banner!

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  11. I love this!!






    http://napoleonic-spain.blogspot.com.es

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  12. Danged Blue-Belly kidnapper! Nice flag modeling, Capt.

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  13. An excellent looking figure and what a shame he vanished.

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  14. Thanks Ray...This is the replacement...the one thats gone was set up like this one

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  15. Fantastic work. What a shame the original was pinched. Maybe the cat or dog ate it?

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  16. Thanks Paul...the dogs are too small and the cat wouldn't bother

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  17. What a nice vignette there Richard! :)

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  18. What a wonderfully unique miniature; great job Captain.

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