Monday, July 13, 2009

18th Georgia Infantry Regiment

I recently finished painting another unit of 10mm GHQ Confederate Infantry figures to represent probably the 18th Georgia, but possibly the 3rd Arkansas. The are meant to be part of Hood's Texas Brigade, which I believe contained the 18th Georgia up until late 1862, and the 3rd Arkansas from then on. I think I'll probably paint up a separate unit for each of them and have the brigade contain both at the same time. It never happened historically that the brigade contained both of those regiments at the same time, but having 5 regiments in the brigade will make it even in size with my Union Irish brigade.

The painting techniques were similar to how I painted the 5th Texas, which you can read about here. One difference is that I used some different colors for the blanket rolls to make them stand out more. The colors I used were Scab Red, Bubonic Brown, Camo Green, and Blue Grey. I think they look pretty good and stand out much better.

I also used black ink on them instead of brown ink, to make their jackets look grey rather than butternut. The black ink doesn't seem to settle into the recesses nearly as well as the brown, and results in a more splotchy look. I'm not sure if I'm watering it down too much, or not enough, or if I just need to replace the ink. It has gotten dried out a lot into a thick paste, so maybe it's no good anymore even though I try to reconstitute it with more water.

Anyway, here are some pictures.
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2 comments:

  1. They look awesome. Thanks for posting them !

    Jim

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