Monday, December 23, 2013

The 37th Alabama

Greetings everyone,
I'm sure that all of you have favorites that you have spent hours and hours creating, remaking, repainting.  This group of Confederate infantry , probably not my best work , but it is one of my favorites. The bases were created from glue soaked brown paper over basswood with foam outer bases painted blue for infantry. The carrier tray also has a 37th alabama flag embedded in the top layer. Each base also has a flag underneath. Here are a bunch of shots of the 37th Alabama Infantry.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Big milestone for the Captain

Greetings, greetings, greetings…
 I can't believe I reached this number…I want to thank everyone who stopped by, hung out and followed the Captain for the last three years and I hope to continue for a few more. I appreciate all of you. Thank you again.  Have a great holiday.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The 39th North Carolina Infantry

Greetings everyone,
Pulled these out from under the table, these haven't been on the table for a long time. Thought I would put up some pics to show some of the bases on these. Their a combination of Dixon, Redoubt, and Chinstrap miniatures, 25 and 28 MM.

Friday, December 6, 2013

The British Queen

Greetings everyone,
  In addition to the actual Queen of England, the British Queen was the name of a Cuban cigar in the late 1860s early 1870s. There is some excellent artwork that came out of the 19th century. From the Civil War to the 1890s was some of the best. I had this cardboard wall I was going to use for a house or building or maybe I'll keep it in a frame and sell it as 19th century wall art. The following shots will show you how it was done. Using white glue and water is the best way to adhere the sign to the cardboard. Allowing it to dry overnite, you then using an Exacto blade slice each simulated panel of wood. The sides were then painted yellow and blended in with the sign. Using sandpaper to scuff up the image and blend the painted area in with the actual sign. As you can see the door was eliminated. The worn wood area was done using an Exacto and just picking at it. I might use this as part of a large building or just keep it as frame art.