First up with time on my hands I have spent a lot of time thinking about projects and decided it was time to finally start the ACW project. I already have quite a few figures (unpainted) so I wanted to experiment with a faster approach to painting units. As I am looking at multi basing I needed to paint the Figures before basing which is normally the other way round for me.
Stage one figures (Perry Confederates) stuck together and fixed with double sided tape to three large pieces of wood. I deliberately cur the wood to accommodate 8 figures and still give just enough space to access details
Sprayed white primer and grey base coat
Picked out details mainly in mixed browns and some slightl darker grey
As all my figures some stain/earth shade added
A quick process of highlighting, which was very quick on the wooden painting bases, the 40mm square bases were then covered in milliput, figures stuck on a bit of sand to cover the flat bit between the figures legs, brown paint, dry brush and a bit of grass.
The bases took slightly longer than I had hoped but I estimated the whole unit took about 6 or 7 hours work. Quite happy with the resulting unit. They are usable now but would benefit from a tiny bit more detail which I will add later when I have more units. The flag is photocopied direct form the ones which come in the box. I am going to keep each unit generic and provide them with state flags separately.
My second unit are the Numidian light cavalry which had been sat on my painting tray for ages.
Nothing massively special about these, lots of brown ! Shields are hand painted and made up generic patterns.