And yet, with miniatures, I am restless about painting them as they were historically. I usually convert them to more sci fi, or in an alternate Earth setting, which is a favourite sub-genre of mine which I discuss throughout the blog.
My Confederate Dinosaur Cavalryman
I love Weird War stuff but I find most of it centers around "Weird War II" (which is great of course) and not really on the U.S. Civil War. When there is a Weird Civil War story, it tends to get gadgety and steampunkish, as well as long explainations on how the South held off the North.
Win or lose, there can be great fun in throwing in bizarre elements that are not so obviously steampunk, like that recent movie with the Confederate vampire troops, Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Here I got a Sci-fi Raptor mount and then added a CSA Cavalryman.
One of my favourite pieces for some reason:
My kit-bashed Tiger Tank mech
I enjoyed this one just for how cheap things got. I bought a $10 Star Wars AT-ST set and a cheap Captain America toy and added a Tiger Tank Turret to make a unique mech.
|Cheap Captain America toy|