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Completed Yankees. The good guys wore blue.t

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by David Spencer, Jul 20, 2023.

  1. David Spencer A Fixture

    It's always nice to complete a project and take a break. Domestic chores get done, if nothing else.
    But eventually the urge is upon me again. And we all know about urges...
    This time it's going to be a couple of linked vignettes using ICM's ACW Union Infantry in 1/35 scale. Two sets of two.
    The quality and range of this company's figures is amazing. They have filled some yawning gaps in what's available to modellers.
    Preparatory to a visit to Gettysburg this year, this was my wife's suggestion and makes the most sense.
    Starting at the weekend.
    Slava Ukraini!
    Hurrah for the Union!

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  2. Oda A Fixture

    It is true ICM has done great work lately producing kits that are very close to the quality standards of resin figures.
    I never take part in conversations considering modern ongoing armed conflicts but I do not mind discussing old conflicts and in this case I can say that there can be no "good" or "bad" guys in a Civil War.Good guys did not wear blue.Some of them did.But there were also many good guys in Butternut and/or Grey

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  3. Nap Moderator

    Hi David

    Great subject choice and good decision ref ICM figures , as you say a gap nicely filled

    Gettysburg eh ......lucky you

    Doing these figures is a perfect time to watch the film again

    Looking forward to seeing more ( keep the to ACW conflict )

    Happy benchtime

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  4. Rob A Fixture

    I will be very interested to see how you get on with these, I have been looking at the ICM Rebels set to do a vignette for my Confederate collection. If you could compare them in size to "54"mm figures that would be great.

    Surprisingly, on the wargame fora where I normally hang out the US Civil War causes far more acrimonious "debates" than any other subject. Passions still run high, more so in the current political environment than at any time in my life.
    I collect both sides for wargaming but only the Grey in bigger figures.
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  5. David Spencer A Fixture

    Thanks folks.
    It'll be a long process, but I'll post pics as the first vignette develops.
    Think of the drip-drip of a growing stalagmite...
    My wandering focus will most likely take a different path before the second one gets done, though.
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  6. David Spencer A Fixture

    I'm reading Stephen Sears' excellent book on the subject, with the American Battlefield Trust mapbook propped up behind.
    Homework is sometimes enjoyable.
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  7. David Spencer A Fixture

    Couldn't resist this.

    Oops... pp,840x830-pad,1000x1000,f8f8f8.jpg
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  8. David Spencer A Fixture

    Neither of these lads look very happy.
    I’ll try and give the new fellas a lighter air. IMG_1187.JPG
  9. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

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  10. Rob A Fixture

    That Zouave is lovely.
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  11. F Troop Active Member

    Hi David

    Are those Shenandoah figures? They look familiar but I can't place them.
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  12. David Spencer A Fixture

    The 14 NY is Shenandoah.
    The other one (16 NY) is by FeR Miniatures.
  13. David Spencer A Fixture

    "Newt" from "Play for a Kingdom" by Thomas Dyja ...
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  14. F Troop Active Member

    Thanks David for the reply.
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  15. Warren SMITH A Fixture

    Your two finished figures look amazing.. no faults detected even when the pics are blown up.. great stuff. I have an ICM Confederate set so looking forward to seeing how you deal with those dam Yankees.. Pun intended..

  16. David Spencer A Fixture

    It'll be like Culp's Hill all over again!
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  17. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Good looking figures. Civil wars are vile. There are good and bad guys on both sides. Interestingly in the 2nd ACW, abolition of slavery was tacked onto to the Union's cause sometime after the start. The Union was the side of manufacture and the Confederacy the side of agriculture. In any war the former usually, but not invariably, beats the latter. (The 1st ACW was of course the AWI where loyalists to the Crown lost to disloyalists to the Crown!!)

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  18. David Spencer A Fixture

    Two patterns of rifle. I suspect the flat stock butt is an Enfield and the curved is a Springfield.
    Just two of each pattern with bayonets fixed, so artistic licence will be employed. There was a lot of mixing within units to start with anyway.

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  19. David Spencer A Fixture

    This series is brilliant. Very readable, although the author has a Southern bias.
    Very useful reference material.

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  20. David Spencer A Fixture

    And we’re off…
    Severed limbs; this not a field hospital.

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