|Scruby 40mm ACW artillery in slouch hat from Historifigs with officer converted from a Zinnbrigade gunner. The gun is a Scruby ACW gun converted to a breech loader. The round about to be loaded is from one of the Zinnbrigade moulds..|
It is a bit annoying that Oberhilse greatly out numbers Faraway but is still building while Faraway is stalled. However, I can cast or buy as many Bluecoats as I want or need but am waiting on upcoming Redcoats. I was a bit startled when I stumbled across a blog post indicating that 18 months have passed since I last sculpted an 1870 Canadian infantryman then botched the mold so badly that it was unusable. Time to get back on that horse.
Ironically in 54mm I had the opposite problem. Plenty of redcoats but for blue I had to borrow plastic ACW which were a little larger and VERY different stylistically. If I had gone with 1880 and Oberhilse then I did have suitable moulds on hand, and still do. The 6" grid looks very suitable for 54mm troops and this 40mm painting push may be part of a desperate attempt to forestall their return.
Mounted Rifles are up next.
|From a November 2011 narrative battle report of a refight of Blasthof Bridge using my antique and new Britain's.|