Saturday, July 19, 2014

SAW U.S. Infantry in 25mm

These lads are the first U.S. contingents I have painted for the Spanish-American War (SAW) project.  When the Spanish infantry underwent the brush so many years ago, I remember thinking that these were some of the best 25mm sculpts that Old Glory produced.  Well!  The Old Glory Americans may be even better than the Spanish.  Originally, I fielded Spanish to oppose a friend's Old Glory Americans.  He had an extreme interest and fascination with the Spanish-American War from the American perspective.  Perhaps there was a familial link in there somewhere?  To foster that interest, I painted Spanish.  I could also mention that my 1/1100 Houston's Spanish-American War naval collection originated during this time period too but that is another story.  I moved and contact and interest waned.

Then, Jake and I discussed a Spanish-American War project led off by a replay of the naval Battle of Santiago Bay.  I fielded a few more Spanish while Jake painted Americans.  We managed a few games in this project before duty called and Jake was deployed for one of several tours of duty. 

Back to figures!  The Old Glory Americans are even better sculpted than the Spanish.  Poses are dynamic and the faces have much character.  As seen, the standard bearer still awaits his Stars and Stripes.  Great figures and a real pleasure to paint.  Several bags in this range lounge in The Lead Pile and I would enjoy getting them into a more frequent rotation in the painting queue.




18 comments:

  1. Great figures to paint up :o) excellent!
    love those turfs!........ cheers

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  2. Great looking. I might have to pick a couple up for my IHMN Marines.

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    1. They are terrific figures and you would not be disappointed.

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  3. Very nice! Love the period and uniforms. BTW, my mind first thought was "Squad Automatic Weapon" when I saw SAW US Infantry - then I saw the troops in blue :)! Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean and sorry for the confusion!

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  4. Those are cracking work Jonathan.

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    1. Thanks, Francis! Appreciate you stopping by!

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  5. Excellent work. Love the shadow and the bases.

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  6. Great painting on great figures, Jonathan! They do look like they're running up San Juan Hill.

    The uniform in this war looks like the uniform from the Plains Indian war and that uniform looks like the ACW uniform.

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    1. Thanks, Monty! The Americans do look like they are assaulting up a hill. Great dynamic posing. Where is Teddy?

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  7. "SAW = yet another manufacturer I never heard of?" was my thought as I skimmed this post title before leaving Historicon. :-)

    Great looking figures, Jon!

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    1. Sorry for the confusion, Peter. You must know that SAW is for Spanish-American War, by now.

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