|Color Guard of the 7th New Jersey|
I have been a busy beaver trying to finish all the Color Guards I will need. It's tough work but someone has to do it! Above you will see the 7th NJ Color Guard. They were from Burling's brigade (3/2/III) at Gettysburg. Strangely enough the entire brigade wore Frock coats during the battle. I have left these on the back end of the painting schedule.
Recently I put an order (or 3) with Foundry for their Frock coated Union models. I had purchased the needed amount of Frock coats from Redoubt but... I was never in love with them. The heads are separate, they never really fit on very well, the hair styles are wrong in some cases, the mould line run over the FRONT of their faces (grrrrrr...) and the coats are either too short or just lousy models. The good thing is before I painted lots of them Foundry lowered their prices so I jumped on that. Now, they are a bit chunkier in stature (than Redoubt) and they suffer the same problems as all the Perry Civil War models face (both the old Foundry models and their OWN stuff recently) their equipment is not really to scale. It's annoying but honestly they just make my life a lot easier since I need well over 180 of them. In the pic above the standard bearers are Redoubt and the back two models are Foundry. Sadly the Perrys nor the Foundry have Frock coated Standard Bearers so I'm stuck with Redoubt for that.
|This is my box of 100% done Color Guards.|
|Color Guards that need some touch-ups and Flocking.|
|Just thought I'd throw this pic in for giggles. It is a Brigade C.O. and his staff. Each brigade will eventually get this treatment when I get around to them.|
|Stuff in the early stages of painting. There are 6 more Color Guards and more Frock coated Burling's men.|
|Of course if you want to play a scenario of the Peach Orchard you need Peach trees. I need to base a bunch more. So far 6 are done. *sigh* I'll get there.|