Monday, 11 November 2019
American Civil War: Union (16)
This weeks painting output is a unit of 24 Zouaves representing companies from the 74th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
The figures are all from the Perry Miniatures American Civil War Zouaves box set and as ever with their output are a very well sculpted dynamic set to work with.
I had planned to paint these as part of last years Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, but there was always an excuse to not get started on them, but a couple of weeks ago I set my resolve and made a start.
I'm quite happy with how they came out, but they are a lot more effort to paint than standard Union infantry in sack coat and trousers, I have just made a start though on a second unit of Zouaves and hope to have those done in a few weeks, although visitors from the UK will somewhat curtail my painting time.
Here are a few close-ups of the individual figures.
I experimented a little with the paints on these and used the Army Painter Red tone on the reds and I'll certainly do so again, I especially do like the richness it gives to the pantaloons.
The flags are from Warflag which is a great resource for such things.