Tuesday, 19 June 2012

American Civil War wip

I mentioned before that I'm planning an "American Civil War Week" along the lines of my "New Zealand Wars Week" of last year.  I have 4 ACW regiments finished and am working on the final one.  There are a couple of vignettes to polish off too.  I haven't taken any proper photos yet - the dire weather in the UK have prevented that, as I need to go outside and it just hasn't stopped raining since (I think) late March.  But here are a couple of "teasers" of the Jackson's 1862 command so far. All are 25mm Dixon Miniatures, with 3 GMB flags and 2 hand-painted ones.  There is an interloping Alabama regiment, but otherwise the brigade is Virginian.  About two thirds of the figures were painted over 10 years ago and the remainder since March this year.

Something I've noticed since Blogger unilaterally decided to change the format of their blogs is that placing photos is now much more confusing....
  

17 comments:

Fire at Will said...

Yes, suffered it as well, found myself switching to html to see what it had done, but no easy answer that I could find.

Enjoy the ACW

LittleArmies said...

Very nice figures, Giles. Any particular motivation for resurrecting these little men?

Malc

Silver Whistle said...

The Dixon figures have a certain look to them that I like and your painting of these has reinforced that. Lots of character with those faces, top stuff Giles.

Michael Awdry said...

Tremendous looking troops, but don’t get me started on the picture placement – I find the whole thing very frustrating.

Rodger said...

Very very nice Giles. I am now very tempted to paint up some more ACW myself.

Schrumpfkopf said...

I always liked Dixon for their dynamic appearance, the clean casting and the neat details.

Your painting really did them justice.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

I've always found blogger to be a fidgety nit when it comes to photo placement. I didn't notice it getting worse recently, but I've always found it frustrating.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Ahh ACW a subject matter near and dear to my heart!
As always Giles you have done a sterling job on these! I do hope you don't just stop at the 5 regiments.

Christopher

paulalba said...

Hi Giles,
10 years ago and really nice painting. Yip blogger likes to keep us on our toes!!! I just centre all my posts now and don't try to wrap any text around the pics as it is just to unpredictable.
Cheers
Paul

David said...

Splendid effort there, Giles. Good to see there are other Dixon enthusiasts about too.

Poacher said...

Gorgeous as ever, Giles!

And yes, the new Blogger format is a right royal pain...
Chrissie
x

Der Feldmarschall said...

Great looking figs. I'm currently starting my 1813 Prussians project, but have gotten a itch to paint up some ACW the last few days. You lovely minis don't help... :)

Jason

Galpy said...

These look wonderful, great painting skill, i almost started an army of these guy this year but have postponed it to start my Carthaginians, once again great work

Scott Mac said...

Very nice to see another fan of the ACW Dixon figures. I've done a lot over the years. They do have a bit of their own character, but I've always found it works well for me. Yours are very nicely done and inspiring!

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

nice work...great basing

MiniMike said...

These look very dynamic and the painting is superb as usual. Look forward seeing more of them!

Mehmet Palta said...

very good