Sunday, September 29, 2013

1/72 7th Cavalry dismounted

Apologies for the lack of updates; the garden and the pressure cooker have been a distraction as the harvest continues! With the wet weather this weekend, I finished off 53 1/72-scale Imex Union infantry that I'm going to use as dismounted 7th cavalry.

There are three command bases (and apparently some highly localized wind issues...). Below is a sampling of the foot poses. The long guns are wrong but they will do given the dearth of 7th cavalry foot sets. And I have the start of a northern ACW army (yipee...).

Can anyone spot the AWI refugee in the troops below? Also, what is with the pair of guys in a box sitting on a barrel drinking from a tin cup. I suppose a nice diorama figure--not so useful in gaming

Up next: I have club this week. I've just built and spray primed four 1/72-scale gatling guns with British crews that will get some attention this week (weather pending). After that, there are various ancients milling about on the shelves.


CelticCurmudgeon said...

Hi Bob,
The photo on the bottom was easy. The second figure from the left is firing a flintlock pistol, is wearing an AWI uniform and what looks like a light infantry cap. Please don't tell me he was in the box of dismounted cavalry....
It's too bad that they simply could not have molded cavalry carbines for the figures.
Good painting, though.
A/K/A The Celtic Curmudgeon

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks! I guess we can't expect a set for every period in every pose! These will do for my game, anyhow. Good spotting on the AWI guy despite the soft focus on my pictures.

Hernan Curras said...

Bob... those single soldiers also look great! are they on 25mm bases? I think that I will go for one/penny size basing, since it highlight the look of the miniature... what do you think?

Bob Barnetson said...

Hernan, Thanks! The individual troops are based on metal washers bought in bulk. The washers are about 10mm in diameter. The groups are based on 20mm washers.