Thursday, October 13, 2016

ACW baggage

Work has started on some wagons I picked up at Colours intended for the American Civil War project..

These are from Britannia Miniatures who also made the other wagons I bought previously [clicky] - they are from their 20mm WWII range but eminently usable. They are also phenomenally cheap..  less than a fiver each... for wagon, horses and crew!

I'm guessing the moulds for these are "veterans" as they have significant amounts of flash - especially the horses... but a bit of file work and a small dremel tool soon cleaned them up... For the wagon crew I'm going to be using some Newline figures from the artillery limber set - a bit of a neater solution than a file and hack job on the figures that came with the wagons...


Wagon bodies are resin and crisp/clean...


I replaced the attachment points for the wheels with some metal rod* super glued to the bottom of the wagons..

*Hint and tip time: for the UK wargamers amongst you the rod is the bottom (ie. un-burnt) part of used Sparklers from bonfire night... small and big sparklers have different thickness wire, but it is an alloy so easily snipped.. endlessly useful stuff - I use it for flag poles as well as wagon axles...

Bases from East Riding (naturally)...


Bear with - painted versions next post...

2 comments:

  1. Got to love the resourcefulness of wargamers, I'll be snipping off the bottom of the sparklers this year now! Look forward to seeing the wagons painted up in due course.

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    1. Lee, win/win as grandson likes the sparklers and I get to use the remnants.. :o)

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