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« on: December 05, 2005, 09:16:50 am »
thanks for all the inspirations cooster, simmi, bennian, funky and all :)

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005, 09:21:43 am »
please do let me know how i can improve/correct my customs!
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005, 10:01:35 am »
Fantastic armee Cheng, I like this pictures...

More please  :D

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2005, 11:25:54 am »
Hi cheng,

what a very beuatiful army. Please let us see more from then and also the confederates.  :D

I think it is a nice idea to paint the rifles, because that will give them more realism. The next step to make your troops more historical correct, is to change the insignia and shoulder straps. They ar always in the troops color.

That means:
infantry - light blue rank insignia
artillery - red rank insignia
cavalry - yellow rank insignia, so that you must not change.

http://www2.powercom.net/~rokats/civil_us.html
http://www2.powercom.net/~rokats/civil_cs.html

I hope this Links will helb you!  :D

Can you explain us how do you design the black hat of the artillery officer?

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2005, 05:45:38 pm »
A big thanks for the link cheng, and nice customizing!

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2005, 11:37:26 am »
Quote from: bennain

...Please let us see more from then and also the confederates.  :D

...more historical correct, is to change the insignia and shoulder straps...

I hope this Links will helb you!  :D

Can you explain us how do you design the black hat of the artillery officer?

Bennain


thanks bennain for the links!!!! i wish i have seen this before...anyway its not too late :) (but i cant find the shoulder straps?)

for that i shall show you my confederates even tho they are not ready(waiting for caps and cuffs and collars)

the black hat is just a normal farm hat, in black...i just added a red cord...like i did for the infantry officer

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2005, 11:17:16 pm »
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...thanks bennain for the links!!!! i wish i have seen this before...anyway its not too late :) (but i cant find the shoulder straps?)


Okay, here you will find some one: http://www.bigcountry.de/index.htm

This page is only in german, but I try to explain you the was!

At the bottom of the page you will find the word "Uniformen". This is the way to go! Then you see "Die Uniform (Hintergrundinformation)". Ther you can find some examples.

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2005, 01:32:27 am »
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Okay, here you will find some one: http://www.bigcountry.de/index.htm

This page is only in german, but I try to explain you the was!
..Best regards
Bennain


Oh mein God!!!
thank you!! its so complete...i'll take a long slow look at all of them this evening! WOW!!(i'm sure many other ACW fans will be very happy to know too! :)

i'll try to use the translater...you aer a BIG help already bennain! Danke!!

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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2005, 03:51:47 am »
Bennain & Cooster,
i just took one picture to answer both your requests :)

a closer shot of the officer's hat..

i've only sprayed stripes once...yes, red stripes and light blue stripes would be nice...let me get really bored first :)

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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2005, 06:59:41 am »
Nice photos Cheng! I especially like all of the details you have included in the fort photo! Nice work!

Regards, El Jinete

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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2005, 11:47:50 am »
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Okay, here you will find some one: http://www.bigcountry.de/index.htm

This page is only in german, but I try to explain you the was!
..Best regards
Bennain


Oh mein God!!!
thank you!! its so complete...i'll take a long slow look at all of them this evening! WOW!!(i'm sure many other ACW fans will be very happy to know too! :)

i'll try to use the translater...you aer a BIG help already bennain! Danke!!


 :oops:  Fine that I can help you! I've got the Links from "Funky". He is a member of the the german board ( http://www.playmo-portal.com/ ).

There we have made a Book- and Linklist: http://www.playmo-portal.com/viewtopic.php?t=3747

If you will use the "suchen" button (means the same like "search"), then look for "*krieg", "b├╝rgerkrieg", "acw"! Our specialist for this theme are funky, simmi, yankee, whitewine and me.

You'll find a lot of pictures under:
Customizing & Werkstatt
Fotos und Filme
Bildergeschichten und Fortsetzungen

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bennain
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2005, 02:41:06 pm »
very cool customzations cheng! keep it up and show us more! :D ;)
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2005, 01:56:46 am »
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....There we have made a Book- and Linklist: http://www.playmo-portal.com/viewtopic.php?t=3747
.....Our specialist for this theme are funky, simmi, yankee, whitewine and me.
bennain


OH MY!! OH MY!!! so much information....thank you thank you for sharing

Yes, Funky was my ACW Guru...i learnt a lot from him...now you and simmi have continued to fan my fire :) and with these links you've given us, i will further correct my ACW armies...danke danke!

i hope our other ACW playmo fans will also join us...it doesnt matter if they have only a small army or only a few men...its a start...and even if the colors are not so correct for want of parts, its really ok...i am really very happy to see works from you, simmi, cooster etc recently...keep going!! more more mehr!!

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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2005, 02:09:48 am »
having checked those pictures i could find/understand from Bennain's links...

i couldnt confirm whether my union artillery caps(i couldnt find any) were correct.....in fact they look more like CS artillery caps!?!?

i am planning to pass these red/blue caps to my CS artillery men and maybe just make plain blue caps for these union artilllerymen with suspenders :)

HILFE! :D

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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2005, 11:18:59 am »
Hi cheng,

I hope this will help you to find the correct kepi. http://www.ushist.com

I look foward to see new customs from you.  :D

I'm also interested in creating the ornaments for the kepis, but I've not enough talent for using graphic programms!  :D  If  you create theme as a graphicfile, please let us know and post it here!

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bennain
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Out on the plains we gave him hell
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