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Saturday, 29 August 2020

Miniature Figurines ACW Restoration Project

This week I managed to restore (well repaint) three ACW units by Miniature figurines. Two of them were stripped back to bare metal.  First off is a Confederate battery, which had been in the paint stripper:



They were a delight to paint, as are all of these lovely old figures.

The second unit was originally painted as Confederate infantry, but they had been varnished, which had turned brown.  My only option was to drop them into the paint stripper and return them to bare metal.  I have painted them as a Federal infantry unit:






The final unit is made up of Union Zouaves. These figures were nicely painted and being blue, had not been affected by the varnish, but they were a bit worn with paint chips.  These figures were restored by adding paint to the earlier work:

I have another unit in the paint stripper and a Union battery half completed.


6 comments:

  1. Good looking units. The old Minifigs do present a pleasing figure when cleaned up.

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    1. I agree that once painted they do look rather nice.

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  2. I do like these Minifigs , they have a lot of character.

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    1. Thanks, I think the moulding is always very consistent too. Other companies tend to grow in height over time.

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  3. I love Minifigs... en masse they are lovely

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    1. They seem to lose that over chubby look once painted and based and deployed in a group.

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