Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Plastic Nostalgia

So after the ACW game at David's house a long time ago I found some of my plastic ACW figures and decided to give them a whirl. The paint jobs are crude, the basing is simply brown paint with green flock but that is what my ACW armies have always been (Since I was 12) and that is the way I like them (Such an odd-fellow aren't I) as my first ever war-game was an ACW game so it has that nostalgic feel about it.

A Revell Union limber, horrible piece of plastic to pit together - Very soft plastic that glue won't stick to so it took me ages to get it ready.

 The matching artillery piece which I quite like.

Revell US cavalry. I dragged these out and painted some up. Horrible figures as everyone is either facing left or right.
 The dismounted troops (Amazing to get Mounted and dismounted in the same pack) are a lot nicer. I have the uniforms with too much yellow on them but they match my 25 year old unit)

And that Me109 that I bought a  long time ago. It hasn't had a good life, its been dropped several times (.........oh pretty plane daddy .......thud) and my paint job is crap but its the first model plan I have made in some time so beggars can't be choosers).


Uncle Brian said...

Your ACW stuff looks good! - Unlike mine which is currently unpainted! I put what little I had painted into the Simple Green vats and thaen undercoated it with grand plans of getting it based up for Fire and Fury!

Is the ME-109 going to be part of your Regia Aeronautica? In any case it looks good.

Jacko said...

Thanks Brian. Most of mine is unpainted too (And in storage somewhere while we are "homeless").

Me109 is supposed to be a German tropical variant but it has come out looking slightly Italian (Which i don't mind as I have am Italian Stuka to make too). I still have a lot to finish but have just struggled with attention span recently. But I really have been enjoying this plastic rush so far - I'm also doing my 1/72 Spanish 1810 army (Another ghost from my teenage past)
All the best in this wet weather !Paul

Rodger said...

The ACW stuff is great Paul! I wish I still had all mine now!

Jacko said...

Thanks Rogers. The 1/72mm stuff for me is one of my favourite forces - cheap as chips and easy to paint.