Friday, 25 August 2017

28th Massachusetts

Almost a full month since my last post. I've had a good bit of bother this past couple of months with life not going 100% to plan for myself and people I care about. However that is life and as is expected the hobby side of things has taken a hit not that, that matters so much.

I have had some positive hobby things happen lately. I went to Claymore in Edinburgh and had a nice day. I didn't buy much to be honest but there were a number of cool games to see.

My biggest lift came from a delivery of ACW 28mm figures from Raven Banner Games in the US. I signed up for their kickstarter (my 1st) mainly for my brother, however as they are lovely figures I've decided I'll be doing a few regiments myself. The Kickstarter I'm pleased to say went really smooth and I purchased around 10 regiments worth as well as upper command sets and I'm really chuffed with my purchase.

The troops as you can see are all in greatcoats and I am amazed by the amount of poses that are supplied.  There are 10 regular trooper poses that are joined by officers, flag men, musicians as well as enthusiastic types.

I finished them off with a kinda autumn/winter look and GMB flags and I'm pretty happy how they came out.

I also recently finished General Thomas Francis Meagher leader of the Irish brigade. Lovely figure!

I hope everyone is doing fine and getting on with their own projects.

Happy wargaming!!! 

21 comments:

Phil said...

Nice diversity of the poses and fantastic paint job, well done!

El Grego said...

Good to see you back.

Those figures look quite good!

Gonsalvo said...

Very nice looking Regiment, Paul!

Stryker said...

I can see why you like those - very life like figures and beautifully painted. ACW is a favourite period of mine!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Ian, yes they are lovely figures to paint Ian. Gonna do more. Have ordered more flags from GMB.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Peter, it's a period I've always had an interest in just time to do everything is hard to manage.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much El Grego, yeah they are lovely figures to paint. I've enjoyed the change from 18mm.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Phil, yesvthey are all roubd kovely figures. Almost to many poses dare I say?

john de terre neuve said...

Those are terrific looking miniatures and very well painted.

Furphy said...

Lovely work marra .
Regards Gav .

paulalba said...

Thanks very much John, yes they are a lovely figure to paint. Not a very old company either.

paulalba said...

Thanks Gav,
I've enjoyed them.

Rupert Lane said...

Great to have you back, hope bother resolved ...and don't get too distracted by ACW, although who doesn't love Alba eye-candy? ;-)

caveadsum1471 said...

Lovely looking figures, really nice painting.
Best Iain

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Ru, the ACW are very addictive to paint. Will do a few more regiments.

paulalba said...

Thanks you very much Iain, enjoyed painting them!

Beresford said...

Great looking unit Paul! All ready for Fredericksburg!

Colbourne said...

Looking good - seems like a new period beckons ;)

paulalba said...

Thanks Colbourne, yes it will be a slow burner.

paulalba said...

Thanks Craig, yeah but no green flags for the rest of the regiments.

Sergiuss A said...

Wonderful work, Paul! Looks great!