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Blue Max20 Nov 2022 1:27 a.m. PST

Hello,

I've painted the 1st Texas Infantry :

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I hope you'll like it,

Max

Londonplod20 Nov 2022 3:18 a.m. PST

They look great, are they all metal?

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2022 3:44 a.m. PST

Look good!

For fun and a little change of pace when painting confederates, you can add captured Union gear. Back packs, canteens, haversacks.. just an idea. They used them. Don Troiani has done that in some of his paintings.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2022 6:48 a.m. PST

Well done! I see some Perry plastics – great "Ragged Reb" look

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2022 7:33 a.m. PST

They look great. Sometimes I'll amuse myself by giving a Reb a captured pair of Union trousers with a red or yellow stripe down the legs.

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2022 7:47 a.m. PST

Those are really nice. Great job!

Blue Max20 Nov 2022 10:09 a.m. PST

Thanks for your comments,

Every single figure is in metal, the Perry codes are :
- ACW20
- ACW32
- ACW35

I've painted some captured Union equipment such as the blue kepi of the drummer, some light blue trousers, black haversacks…

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Nov 2022 2:48 p.m. PST

Hi Max.

Absolutely beautiful jobs on the figs.

I did notice however that the flags are wrong. Not trying criticize but trying to add a little historical correctness as it can be a confusing subject.

1: The 1st Texas Flag, (The Wigfall Flag that you have pictured here), was never "edge shredded like that" It also has a fringe edging around the three fly edges of the flag, some say it was gold, but current research seems to show that it was originally silver and aged to a gold color due to weathering. This is still up for research and discussion.

2: The Confederate Standard is incorrect. The main standard used until after Sharpsburg was the "Cotton Issue" which wa issued in early 1862 and only to three forces, Hood's Brigade of Whiting's Division being one of them. Soon thereafter, later in the year, (Autumn 1862 saw orders for Hoods Division to receive the Third Bunting issue (Which has a wide white edge border with center star). However, this was not validated during the Sharpsburg campaign as the standard that was captured in the cornfield of Sharpsburg next to the 1st TX Flag was a cotton issue.

Ryan T20 Nov 2022 7:25 p.m. PST

Murphy has good points about the flags. More details can be found on the following pages from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Blue Max21 Nov 2022 12:18 p.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback, that was very interesting.

I wanted this regiment as ragged as possible since I had already painted a regiment in (almost) perfect regulation dress:

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Michael May21 Nov 2022 12:37 p.m. PST

Really great looking miniatures!

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