With the Fourth of July celebration going on I decided that I would at least put together the plastic Continentals from Perry Miniatures. I have to say that these were a real joy to assemble and I thoroughly enjoyed the couple of hours I spent working on them. The only real trouble I ran into was assembling the command group and I'm not really happy with that part of the effort. I'm also not happy with riflemen in hunting frocks. Quite frankly they just look fat, the hunting frock was just sculpted over a miniature that was already sculpted with a full uniform underneath and my understanding is this is definitely not how they were worn or used. I think Perry and Fife and Drum will end up being the bulk of my AWI forces in the end.
Here's a quick look at the assembly process:
|And the right arms are attached. Right now they look like a bunch of little Ben Franklins!|
|All the troops are finished and the command group is being worked on.|
|The full 38 miniatures in the set including the four riflemen. I probably won't be using these, I'll see how I feel about them later on.|