Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A couple pieces get a face lift

Greeting ledheads,
    I was just reworking a couple of pieces that were done a while ago. I added a flag, the 37th cavalry flag which you don''t see very often.  On the infantry piece I changed the battle flag to a brighter red and added battle honors. I don't really know what I want to work on next, so I'm piddling around with individual pieces. eventually I'll do bigger things like maybe add a working train going around the table. Something will come up.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Civil War Medal of Honor

Greetings ledheads,
      Heres something you won't see everyday, at least not a real one. This is a reproduction Civil War Medal of Honor. In the U. S. it is illegal to buy or sell a real MOH . The going rate for a Civil War MOH is approx. $10,000. A medal from WW2 to the Vietnam War is about $300,000. So Im happy enough to settle for a reproduction which also are not available in the U.S. This particular one came from Australia. During the Civil war 1522 medals were issued. One being issued to a woman doctor, and the last one issued to a soldier from the Civil War was in 2001, the delay being caused by a missing report. There were 2 versions of this medal, the first one was from 1862 to 1895 and the 2nd one with a totally different ribbon was issued from 1896 to 1903.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Carrier trays for the little guys

Greetings leadheads,
   A while back I put up some carrier trays that I made for the troops. I was living in my other house at the time. When I moved, the box they were in never made it to the new location. By mistake they were thrown away.  I made some new ones out of styofoam  and foam glue to it,  nothing fancy...except this one.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A couple of flags from the Captain

Greetings leadheads,
Here are a couple of my oldest Confederate flags
This is a reunion flag 1890     33 x 25
This is a flag from the 1st Florida Volunteer infantry
This is a copy of what the flag above it says on can't see it thru a camera
1862 / 1863     27 x 15  1st Florida    /   Shiloh     12 star

Sunday, November 4, 2012

War is Hell

Greetings leadheads,
   This is what happens when you play with guns...good thing he's made out of lead.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hale Rocket Launcher

Greetings leadheads,
  I made one of these a couple of years ago...I was just going to change the launch tube but I ended up redoing all of it. The union soldiers feeding the rockets stayed the same. The Hale Rocket Launcher was first used by the New York Light Artillery 24th Independent Battery.