The figures are 28mm from the plastic boxed set produced by Perry Miniatures. I love these figures and really enjoyed putting them together and painting them. I'm not normally a fan of marching poses, preferring the more dynamic poses of shooting or attacking with bayonet (it's my Airfix upbringing!), however I do really like these.
This is my second attempt at finishing this unit. The stars and stripes flag is produced by GMB and is beautiful. As I couldn't find any images of the flag for the 4th Virginia I decided to paint my own regimental colour. This looked pretty good and I used a gel pen to produce some pretty nice scroll work and writing BUT overnight the gel pen ink spread like a fountain pen on blotting paper so by morning it looked like I had used the flag to wipe my tears (which I could well have done at that point!). This yellow flag is instead a replacement and rescued me. It is produced by Flags of War and is lovely. I have just in the last few minutes painted the edges of it and replaced my duff flag. I am really pleased with this flag. Flags of War allow you to choose your own regiments and colours for the unknown colours and then they print it to your desire. A perfect solution.
Paints used were my usual combinations of Foundry, Vallejo and Citadel. I went for the the Foundry Triad French blues which are a tad darker to my earlier painted units, but I feel this has the right look.
I have about 6 minutes now before New Year so I had better post a bit quick to get it into 2016 as mentioned earlier! Enjoy the rest of the photos!