I find to hard to believe but its been five years (!!) since my last liquid rtv mould of an original figure. ( see getting-mold-y)
|First sample casting of an early War of 1812 US Infantry man.|
I was just going to paint him straight up in regulation blue faced with red but I've painted enough of that uniform in 54mm and in chunky 40mm and wanted something different. Since I like the grey or drab uniforms I went for that.
The 1813 period of the war saw some of my favourite engagements but the new tombstone shako was being introduced during 1813 and troops along the Niagara front and at Sackets Harbour seemed to have gotten it first so I'm pegging this lot as one of those who were stationed on Lake Champlain and fought at Chateauguay.
Of course, his regiment will have to fight when and where they are told regardless of their hats.
|Mould with figure.|