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My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:45 pm
by womble67
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.


for anyone wishing to see more detail 10mm American Civil War Project

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:39 pm
by Captain Darling
Hi Andy,

Good looking project I'll be interested to see how Turbil Miniatures work turns out I have seen their website and they're on EBay too.

Cheers!

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:04 pm
by womble67
Captain Darling wrote:Hi Andy,

Good looking project I'll be interested to see how Turbil Miniatures work turns out I have seen their website and they're on EBay too.

Cheers!


Very good point and I'm afraid only time will tell.

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:34 pm
by womble67
Okay as promised, 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.

for anyone wishing to see more detail 10mm American Civil War Project.

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 10:44 pm
by Captain Darling
Hey Andy,

Out of interest how many figures are you getting painted and what are the basing guidelines for Black Powder (I haven't got these rules)?

Cheers
Pete

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 7:37 am
by womble67
Captain Darling wrote:Hey Andy,

Out of interest how many figures are you getting painted and what are the basing guidelines for Black Powder (I haven't got these rules)?

Cheers
Pete


Hi Pete I'm getting approximately 1000 little wee men painted I've never done anything like it before so I'm rather excited.

I'm going to be basing 8 figures on 40mm by 20mm x 3 for a standard uint.

Hope that helps

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 6:23 pm
by Captain Darling
Hey Andy,

Thanks I'm just trying to visualise your set up :D ...

I use Longstreet for my 'up to division' size games but looking for rules to cover larger army size games, there are several out there I'm looking into at the moment.

Cheers
Pete

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 9:12 pm
by womble67
Captain Darling wrote:Hey Andy,

Thanks I'm just trying to visualise your set up :D ...

I use Longstreet for my 'up to division' size games but looking for rules to cover larger army size games, there are several out there I'm looking into at the moment.

Cheers
Pete


Hi Pete
If we want to up scale a battle then a battalion becomes a regiment, a regiment then becomes a division ect depending on what we are trying to achieve.

Hope that helps

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:34 pm
by womble67
Hi All
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.

for anyone wishing to see more detail 10mm American Civil War Project.

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 8:23 am
by Captain Darling
Hey Andy,

I look forward to seeing your figures and a review of the paintwork from Turbil!

Oh and don't be naughty or Santa work bring your new toys :D .

Cheers
Pete

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:44 pm
by womble67
Captain Darling wrote:Hey Andy,

I look forward to seeing your figures and a review of the paintwork from Turbil!

Oh and don't be naughty or Santa work bring your new toys :D .

Cheers
Pete


Hi Capt as soon as my figures arrive I will be taking plenty of pictures for everyone to see.

And as for being naughty, according to my missus I never behave

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:13 pm
by womble67
Hi everyone
Sorry to the long delay in replying. But other more important things have been happening. I am now married, honeymoon etc. Anyway back to figures, I received my figures on 31 May 2015 I must say I'm very pleased with them.

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for anyone wanting to see more pictures go to 10mm American Civil War Project.

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:48 pm
by Captain Darling
Hi Womble67,

They look pretty good you've got some work in front if you now basing them all!

So Turbil Painting service is worth the money in you opinion?

Cheers!

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:03 pm
by womble67
Most definitely if you don't mind adding few details such as trouser stripes different hat colours and wash and hi-lighting

Like I said I'm really Impressed with them

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:42 am
by Captain Darling
Thanks Andy!

As I geti older I like the idea of getting prepainted or someone painting my figures more and more I'll keep Turbil in mind!

Cheers
Pete

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:11 pm
by womble67
My main motive was to reduce my lead mountain but I'd be more than happy to engage another painter to do another project.

As you'll know we can spend many months painting a single army perhaps this way allows us more time to do other thungs

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:45 pm
by womble67
Some ACW Union Generals which I have highlighted which were painted by Turbil Miniatures

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for anyone wishing to see more pictures 10mm American Civil War Project

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:48 pm
by womble67
A little bit of progress on my 10mm American Civil War Project.

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For anyone wishing to see more pictures.

Take care

Andy

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:15 am
by Captain Darling
Great stuff Andy, I wish good 10mm ACW figures were around when I started my ACW collection I would have gone with that in preference to 6mm...still happy with what I have...but could I be happier?

Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:49 pm
by womble67
Captain Darling wrote:Great stuff Andy, I wish good 10mm ACW figures were around when I started my ACW collection I would have gone with that in preference to 6mm...still happy with what I have...but could I be happier?


It's never to late to change I started with 15mm for ACW, 20mm for WWII and 28mm for ancients.

But after a seven year brake I decided 10mm was the way to go

Take care

Andy