Sunday, April 17, 2011
The New Boys
The Divisional command. The two figures left and right foreground are Hinchcliffe one piece castings of a Union and a Confederate colonel - guess which is which. These will be my Brigadier Generals. The officer in the background is also Hinchcliffe, but I can't remember which Officer he's meant to represent. He looks a bit like General Meade - he'll be my Major-General. I might pop him on a larger base with a foot officer to further distinguish him.
Anyway, they were a pleasure to paint. The horses, which I usually find a bit of a pain to paint were especially easy. I would like to get more.
What you see here represents two weeks' painting for me. If I was to get all scientific on you, that would be 34 Olley points for the period. Hm. I paint a little faster than I thought.
And a late update: the Union Division. I'm very pleased to be putting out these photos (of variable quality!) showing the Division of two brigades of two regiments. A horse-drawn vehicle supports each brigade and a 2-gun battery the division.