Thursday, 31 October 2013

More Rebs


Recently rolled of the production line is this unit of 1/32 scale Confederates.  These plastic figures are by are BMC - a manufacturer often derided for the poor detail on their figures.  I rather like them, however, as I favour a 'toy soldier' style finish and find some newer figures intimidatingly well detailed! I replaced the standard bearer's floppy pole (ooh-er missus!) with brass rod.  The flag is removeable so these chaps can serve other masters if required.  As usual they were based on 3x4cm pieces of mdf and finished off with a coat of Ronseal outdoor varnish.

12 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Splendid unit Tim- Yeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Conrad Kinch said...

Looking sharp! Do you have a UK supplier for BMC figures?

Jim Duncan said...

Err Tim

Isn't the flag upside down?

Jim

PS

I have a chum who intentionally paints a deliberate error in every unit he does, just to annoy the rivet counters.

Mosstrooper said...

Like the nonchalant Officer !

Archduke Piccolo said...

Seeing Jim Duncan's query, I thought the flag was upside down, myself. But I did some checking. It seems that in no design were the stars always placed 'point up'. E.g. in the Army of Northern Virginia, the flag of 17th Miss had all the stars 'point down'; 18th Ga, the stars were placed 'point up'; 3rd Ark, the stars were placed (by the look) alternately point up and point down, with the centre star replaced by a cartouche containing the legend '3rdArk'. The more traditionally known Beauregard design was equally variable.

So you can't go wrong really. I like the deliberate mistake idea, though. I am reminded of Middle Eastern carpet makers, who will always include a flaw in their product as an act of humility. Annoying 'rivet counters' seems as noble a motive.

Tim Gow said...

Tradgardmastare
Well yelled sir!

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
Sadly no - mine came from the US. I can spare you a couple of the 18thC mortars though.....

Tim Gow said...

Jim Duncan
My toys contain so many errors that the rivet counters have given up on me!

Tim Gow said...

Moss trooper
He's confident - he knows what side I'm on!

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Why should I do any research while I've got you around? Thanks for the vindication of my ham fisted bodgery,

Conrad Kinch said...

Thank you Tim, but I'll pass. Mine have arrived from Germany at last.

I think I may have some BMC figures lying around somewhere. I might give you a shout if I find 'em.

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
All 'volunteer' recruits will be welcomed!