Thursday, 25 May 2017

Feels just like Northern Virginia

Hot hot hot here in Penrith ......just like Northern Virginia. The second Rebel unit has marched off the production line. Theses were a bit quicker and the bases were definitely quicker to complete as I knew exactly what I was trying to achieve.
Obviously more Perry figures which I plan to use for the bulk of the project. The challenge is I tried to make this unit slightly more regular which didn't really happen ☹️ May have to change the red and white blanket which was an experiment. The third unit which is well on the way will definitely be a bit more of a 'regular' unit.

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  1. Good work! In summer, Northern Virginia is hot AND humid! Not pleasant conditions for conducting a 19th Century campaign.

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    1. Thanks.....can't remember when you joined the blog but I was there last year visiting the fantastic Battlefields...it was great and it was very hot, but we're nearly at 75/80 degrees here which is very hot for England in May.

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    2. In the Pacific Northwest, 75-80 F is ideal! Of course, we have very low humidity.

      I will have a look through your blog and see if there are any battlefield walks from your trip last year.

      A buddy and I traveled back east in 2010 and visited 12 Eastern Theater battlefields in a long five day visit. Great fun! Besides the great battlefield walks, I especially remember enjoying peanut soup in a little cafe in New Market and the fine hospitality of the couple running the B&B in Shapsburg.

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    3. They are all in July 2016 I had a very inspirational 2 week holiday. Which included a loT of the major eastern theatre Battlefields.....and I sneezed in Historicon as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Great looking units, there's something about ACW isn't there. Blanket looks OK, maybe he's the barber

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    1. Thanks ......yes I have always like the look of ACW. But then I do like most wargaming units when they are painted up and based etc. As for the blanket it looks more like a football scarf every time I see it, it is going to have to chance.....๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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  3. Great job Matt, they look superb!

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    1. Thanks Phil two down and plenty to go ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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    1. Thanks Gordon....I have always loved the look of ACW so it is a joy for me to start a new project and see it develop ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thanks .......battlefield standard rather than display...but it is the overall look which I'm hoping to achieve

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  6. I can't believe how quickly you knock these out!

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    1. Painted for the battlefield rather than the display cabinet. I am trying some simple techniques to speed the process as well. Almost a completion to see how low I can go and get a reasonable unit on finished.

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  7. A mighty fine start there Matt, I would leave the blanket roll, he could be the company barber;~)

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    1. Thanks....the blanket is worrying me....it looks like a football scarf ! I may attend to it later๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Those look cool. I really like them.

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    1. Thanks Roy it is very stimulating and motivating to start a new project and see it start to take shape ๐Ÿ˜€

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    2. Forgot to ask you if you're at Penrith show this year with a game?
      Durham show is on the 10th, but I might also come along to Penrith to check it out - keep Col Bills company - be sociable.

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    3. Yep Roy I am planning to put on a game at Penrith show...but I keep getting distracted at the moment ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. They look great! It's supposed to be 75ish today over in the VA-MD region. This is our nice weather. :)

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    1. Thanks the weather looks like it is breaking the the uk thunderstorms on the way ๐Ÿ˜ข

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