Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Speed painting ACW

During the last week I have been converting marching plastic perrys in to charging ones, by cuting of the arms and attach leftover arms from a Zouave box... sorry no pictures I was so in to it so i forgott...

I realy want to paint the 80 ACW minis from my to be Philadelphia Brigade fast, so I decided to try out a Army Painter Blue as undercoat, I usuly prime in black, but I hope this will go faster...

All you ACW fans out there that realy love to be specific in painting the uniforms must forgive me for this sloppy way of painting, and be warned there will be very few details as well...

Some of the 80 primed minis. The two minis in the middle of the second row are former marching perrys. 

I painted just some details...

And a wash with Army painted Strong Tone wash (didn´t use the dip, smells like...). 

Just the Highlight left, some basing and the Flags of War;)



7 comments:

  1. Just putting together some Perry ACW at the moment myself, I like your method.

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    1. Hi Fran

      Looking forward to see your ACW minis !

      Its quick and dirty method;)

      I can recomend to try converting some of the marching one, if you don´t need them, in to more action poses by useng the spare arms.

      Best regards Michael

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  2. I spent all weekend not quite finishing eight ACW figures so am jealous of your 80!

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    1. I´m sure your 8 will look much better them my 80:) I will cover up my minis with stunning banners and god looking bases;)

      Best regards Michael

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  3. !!What!! Your painting ACW!!? :-D Actually, why not..great period, alongside medievals and colonials one of my favourites.
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. :)

      I have managed to hang around and focus on my medieval/dark age projects for some while now. But I still have one Hore and Musket project that I probably will continue when I get the right inspiration for my AWI project, got loads of unpainted lead for that...

      ACW will just be a short interlude...

      Best regards Michael

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  4. Great stuff Michael, good to see your back painting big time, must be all that snow outside. Look forward to seeing these all finished with their flags and basing.

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