Like many other wargamers I'm nearly buried up to my neck in unpainted lead and never seem to be able to complete a project as I am constantly flipping from one project to another.
So I decided to hire a professional painter, to complete my ACW armies. The service I settled on was Turbil Miniatures which is run by a husband and wife team and they gave me an estimated turnaround time of 3 months. They also said they would give me regular progress updates.
So my first job is to clean up the miniature's and then post them to Turbil Miniatures so they can begin painting. As soon as I receive a progress report I will update this post.
The rules I will be using are Black Powder.
The core of the army will be built using Pendraken Miniature's other manufacturers which I intend using are Old Glory Miniatures and Blaze Away Miniatures.
18 April 2017
I finally got back to painting some ACW figures. I've still got an awful long way to go before I've got two armies with which I can play with.
Soon to be released American Civil War supplement for Black Powder
I bought all the back issues of Charge
On 21 Dec i received my figures from Turbil Miniatures.
I received an e-mail from Turbil Miniatures last night to inform me that they had finished the last of my figures.
22 October 2015
Some N gauge buildings I've renovated I'm quite pleased with these
Two ACW ambulances one for the rebs and one for yanks
10 more artillery pieces done for my ACW Project
13 October 2015
63 plus limbers and wagons all painted up
Some ACW limbers and wagons painted just need highlighting
5 September 2015
Sorting out my ACW limbers lots to do
Some Confederate artillery figures all finished
8 August 2015
Just highlighting some rebel forces for my ACW project
7 August 2015
Some pendraken ACW artillery all completed
27 July 2015
Some ACW Union Generals which I have highlighted which were painted by Turbil Miniatures
31 May 2015
I received my figures back and i,m very impressed
25 May 2015
I received an e-mail from Turbil Miniatures today to inform me that my Union figures should be with me by the end of the week. To be honest I feel like a small boy again waiting for Santa to come to say I'm excited is an understatement.
24 April 2015
I received an e-mail from Turbil Miniatures last night to inform me that they had started on my figures. I must admit I'm a little bit excited about this and can't wait to see the results.
30 March 2015
A couple of cheap del prado static n gauge models for my ACW and WWII wargaming projects
14 November 2014
Some gun emplacements all finished the can be used for FIW, AWI and ACW.
6 November 2014
Pendraken Starfort all finished complete with British and American flags which Malcolm Taylor very kindly did for me. However as the fort is in British control I can't see it being captured by the American traitors.
I recently painted the Stone House which came from TimeCast based on the stone house which served as a temporary hospital at the Battle of First Manassas.
This entry for the Pendraken Painting Competition 2013 I completed earlier in the year and consists of five regiments of union cavalry.
From my last update I have managed to paint a brigades worth of dismounted cavalry and the horses, also all the union limbers and five brigades of infantry as well as artillery and wagons.
I entered Pendraken Painting Competition 2012 with their PS35 American Civil War (ACW) buildings which had painted earlier in the year.
My attempt to build a American Civil War (ACW) blockhouse. And to be honest I'm rather pleased with how it turned out. You can see the full construction guide here.