We're on a roll, cleaning off the painting table. These fellows, Texian Mounted Rifles are finally complete. They were War of 1812 mounted rifles I picked up in the bargain basement at Historicon a few years back. I plan on using them to raid a Centralista supply column as soon as it get painted
I cut the hats and heads off several and replaced with M1828 forage caps modelled from Milliput. The M1828 was replaced by the all-leather "Hogkiller" in the U.S. Army and it is speculated that purchasers in New Orleans would have procured surplus for use by the nascent Revolutionary Army. I just think they look interesting to have a few mixed in with the black beaver hats, although that's what Henry Dodge and Rip Ford were depicted in from the period.
|I'm thinking of building a new head for the Ranger Captain, making it more like|
the fictitious Captain Scull of Larry McMurtry's novel Comanche Moon. "Bible and Sword!"
|I was pleased with the way the '28 Forage Caps came out, although I think they|
may look a little large for 28mm minis.