EXCERPT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

After a few months without a painting desk, I am again set up and took an hour today to spit out another ACW regiment. A few seconds with an exacto knife to promote a private to an officer with sword and no pack. Eight of these, 4 files in 2 ranks,  would have fit nicely on each 4cm base but the idea is to have lots of regiments as opposed to just lots of figures so I just let it slide.

I still like these old Airfix guys.


  1. Splendid - the old Airfix chaps musr surely count as Veterans?

  2. The Airfix ACW figures were -in my opinion - some of the best they ever made. They were the reason why my first ever campaign was an ACW one.

    I love the way the unit has turned out.

    All the best,


  3. I did not believe that these Airfix could be beautiful!You make a great work !! Compliments

  4. Lovely work - I haven't managed a painting table yet, though I set up my wargames table the other day. Some of the later Airfix pieces are lovely, I'm still in two minds about tracking down a Royal Horse Artillery set.

  5. Thank you gentlemen all for the kind words on these old warriors. I figured a rough & ready paint job for rough and reading fighting toys.

    Not sure about veterans though, more like a green regiment formed from old men.