Sunday, August 29, 2010

Carry On

Got tired of these little critters slipping off their styrofoam carriers....So I gave them
their own personalized carriers with a little character.  Comments welcome.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Union and Confederate casualty marker

I was looking thru the blogs and noticed all the different casualty markers out there.They go from simple to pretty involved,  so I thought I'd give one a shot. Comments welcome.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Down the road from Union HQ

Whats a town without a couple of drinking establishments.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Civil War and Reunion items

1. 1907 postcard for General Sherman's Brigade Reunion in Shelby, Ohio
2. 1900 Robert E. Lee Reunion ribbon from Louisville, Kentucky
3. 1901 Nathan Bedford Forrest Reunion ribbon from Memphis Tenn.
4. An 1863 stereoview, a wartime postcard of Robert E. Lee's HQ at Gettysburg.
Taken on July 1st 1863 by Matthew Brady
These are a few of the items I have filling my walls, from time to time I will post a few of them. Hope you enjoy these, I know I do.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The 11th Texas Cavalry joins the 20th

The 11th Texas Cavalry...the irregulars, top hats, greatcoats and shotguns a truly nasty bunch if there ever was one, joins the 20th Texas volunteers.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The 20th Texas Volunteer cavalry

My confederate cavalry remake with hoofprints, a little mud and the dry dirt of summertime in the South.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The other half of my 30th Alabama

A while back I only put up half of this unit, so heres the other half. On the bases,I did something a little different. I started with a 1/16 inch piece of basswood, I then took a piece of browncraft paper,dipped it in glue and laid it on the wood. I massaged
the paper to give it some texture. When that dried it looked like something that I could only get with clay. The painting sequence went like this: 4 shades of brown,
walnut,pinecone, autumn, toffee, then 2 shades of tan: trail tan and spice tan. The last two colors to go down was spice tan and white mix,and finish with a drybrush in antique white. I was satisfied with the way it turned out. Its the only set of figs I did this way. Hope its presentable and comments are always welcome

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Army of the James

1st Division Eighteenth Corps.
This unit was never beaten in a battle.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

For the confederate campsite

Just a few pieces Ive been trying to get done for a while. Comments welcome.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The 37th Alabama

Im trying different angles with this camera. Comments are always welcome.