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My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:45 pm

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.


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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby Captain Darling » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:39 pm

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.

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:04 pm

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.

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:34 pm

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.

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby Captain Darling » Sat May 02, 2015 10:44 pm

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)?

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Mon May 04, 2015 7:37 am

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

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby Captain Darling » Mon May 04, 2015 6:23 pm

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.

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Thu May 07, 2015 9:12 pm

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

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Mon May 25, 2015 8:34 pm

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.

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby Captain Darling » Tue May 26, 2015 8:23 am

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 .

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Wed May 27, 2015 8:44 pm

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
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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

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:13 pm

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.

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby Captain Darling » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:48 pm

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?

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:03 pm

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

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby Captain Darling » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:42 am

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!

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:11 pm

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

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:45 pm

Some ACW Union Generals which I have highlighted which were painted by Turbil Miniatures

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:48 pm

A little bit of progress on my 10mm American Civil War Project.

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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby Captain Darling » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:15 am

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?
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Re: My 10mm American Civil War Project

Postby womble67 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:49 pm

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

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