Crossposted from my Man of TIN blog, 30 January 2021:
Who could resist the colour and style of these vintage or modern recast figures ?
Glossy toy soldier style American Civil War troops can be painted using cheap pound store plastic figures.
An overlooked blog post from summer 2017 that I forgot to post – Whoops!
Having spent time in the past converting OO / HO Airfix Japanese Infantry into Union or Confederate troops and zouaves,
I wondered how this sort of conversion would work at 1:32 or 54mm scale.
For paint scheme inspiration for the glossy toy soldier style, I looked to my books and my display cupboard.
I like the paint style on this Tradition of London solidcast Union infantry man, handpainted by a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, a past Christmas present.
Other simple paint inspiration can be found in these Britains, Tradition and Herald figures.
Other ACW figures in my collection came long ago from a quirky collectors shop in Cornwall.
A bit of plastic and lead American Civil War toy soldier inspiration, equally applicable to Imagi-Nations troops.
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN on his Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, May 2018