Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fife & Drum Continental Regt - Hunting Shirts

New Fife & Drum Continentals in Hunting Shirts with GMB Designs Flag. (click pix to enlarge)

I put the finishing touches on my first unit of Fife & Drum Continentals, in firing line poses, this evening and quickly applied the basing material and fine grit so that I could shoot some pictures and get them ready for the final basing step tomorrow (inking the bases, applying static grass). A GMB Designs flag (Grand Division Flag - Red) was added to spiff it up a little bit.

Click on the pictures on this page to enlarge the view. Click twice to maximum enlargement.

Best Historical Figure Range Update

The final round of the voting for Best Historical Figure Range of 2011 is on-going through January 10, 2013. If you have not voted yet, you only have a few more days. Click on the link below to go to the poll page so that you can cast your vote. Hopefully, you will vote for Fife & Drum Miniatures.

So far Fife & Drum is in first place, but there is a lot of good competition and I expect the voting margin to narrow. We are at 49 votes so far, compared to a total of 97 votes in the preliminary round.

Close-up view of the three of the stands in the regiment.

I had to paint at least one stand in purple hunting shirts; afterall, where else are you ever going to have the opportunity to use the color purple in a horse and musket era regiment?

4th Pennsylvania Regiment with mounted officer.
Royal Artillery Amusette and Crew
What's Next On Fritz's Painting Table?

I have a regiment of Fife & Drum Continentals in hunting shirts, marching pose. I plan to mix in a few men in uniform coats so as to mix things up a bit. I'm looking forward to working on another unit of these figures.

After that, it will be back to the SYW as we have a game scheduled for early February in Brown Deer, using our various 1:20 ratio 28mm armies. This battle will see my collection of Minden figures taking to  the field for the very first time. I have to paint a few more Austrian cuirassiers to even the forces out a bit.

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