Thursday, June 16, 2016

142nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment


I've been painting this unit on and off for quite some time and thought it was time to finish them up. 
Lately I've had issues with painting mojo in that I'm having trouble with focus. The problem isn't with wanting to paint, but rather having so many projects I want to do I end up doing nothing. I'm sick with envy for anyone who is able to stay focused on projects until they reach their goals and not become distracted. Anyhow enough of my moaning and on to the unit.


This regiment is for my growing 28mm ACW collection and represents the 142nd Pennsylvania regiment. I usually model units after particular regiments, but truth be told most often the units are used according to scenario requirements and not used just for when that unit was historically involved, but it's fun to give them a regimental affiliation especially at this scale.


The 142nd Pennsylvania regiment was organized in August 1862, with Robert P. Cummins as colonel. It did various garrison duties until attached to the 2nd Brigade Pennsylvania reserves fighting in Fredericksburg losing 250 out of 500 engaged, before later being assigned to 1st Brigade 3rd division I Corps. It saw heavy fighting in Gettysburg where the regiment was reduced to under 140 effective fighting men for stubbornly fighting for each piece of ground. The regiment was then assigned to 3rd Brigade 4th Division V Corps and went on to see more action at Five Forks twice, Petersburg and finally Appomattox Courthouse. Out of 935 total enrollments it lost in officers and men 140 killed, 430 wounded, 81 lost to disease, and 158 captured and missing for a whopping total of 809 lost making it into 9th place in the entire union army for losses from combat.


The figures themselves are Sash and Saber which are not the easiest to paint,but sure pack a lot of character into the sculpts which I quite like. The flags are the ever lovely GMB designs.


As for what I'll be painting next I have no idea I'll just have to see where the brush takes me.

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company- Sash and Saber

36 comments :

  1. Outstanding brushwork, Christopher!

    My suggestion to combating painting anxiety is to grab anything that looks interesting an just paint. Don't spend too much time agonizing over what to paint. Know that you have an audience waiting anxiously to see what comes from your talented brush next.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! I'm kind of doing that right now so I should have something again soon(ish).

      Christopher

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  2. Super work on the unit, Chistopher! The Sash and Sabre figures are very fine I find, though I've only painted a few myself.

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    1. Thank you kindly David and S&S figures are fun!

      Christopher

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  3. Excellent unit Christopher and I appreciate the historical background as well. I have found a similar approach helps with painting units; the history helps to engage with the painting.
    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Your painting of these are a great advert for Sash and Saber Christopher. Well worth the wait, now keep the mojo flowing.

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    2. Thank you kindly Ross and glad you liked the quick history brief and it does add more to the painting.

      Christopher

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    3. Thank you very much Pat and hopefully it does help them to sell more figures as they are nice.

      Christopher

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  4. Outstanding work all round! You've really brought the best out in these little fellas

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  5. A superb regiment Christopher - I really like the marching poses on these figures.

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    1. Thank you kindly Cyrus and they did add quite a bit of energy in the pose to give them a sense of action.

      Christopher

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    1. Thank you Michael, but I'm Christopher and not Rodger.;-) However I do appreciate the sentiment.

      Christopher

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  7. Awesome work on these guys Christopher! Love the basing and the Pennsylvania really do look cool.

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    1. Thank you very much Rodger! I think Michael(Dalauppror) got you confused with me as we both enjoy posting ACW material.:-)

      Christopher

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  8. Wonderful paint job Chris! You've really worked your magic on these.

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  9. Fabulous brushwork on so many figures, Christopher! En masse they are even more impressive. Although I've never gotten into ACW, I can see the appeal through your work.

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  10. Simply amazing work really really nice

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  11. A lovely job! Love the sense of impending action you get from the unit... classic ACW!

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    1. Thank you kindly Mike! The Sash and Saber figures do indeed really have a lot of action going on with them and is a big reason why I like them.

      Christopher

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  12. Absolutely fabulous work Christopher! I also like the S&S castings and I think you've done a cracking job with them. (I quite like the occasional red blanket amongst the group)

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