Friday, 8 August 2008

American Civil War range









Hinton Hunt produced a small American Civil War range, comprising 8 infantry figures, 1 cavalry figure, and 4 gunners each for Union and Confederate sides. Additionally there were limber riders and a driver in the US range (Union), with a limber and a 12 pounder Napoleon field gun.

Thanks to Don who provided many of the photographs of figures in this range.

5 comments:

Stryker said...

Hi Clive,

Great to see those ACW figures. I have never seen any before and guess they must be pretty rare.

Do you have any ECW?

Ian

The Old Metal Detector said...

Hi Ian

I'm not sure they are that rare. My main source was a large lot of knocked off, recast and metal rotted figures, on most of which I have done some stripping. These won't produce any decent photographs, though I do have some more to post today and a third party source for some more.

On stripping them (in particular figures I didn't recognise) I found a number of converions. For example, some union infantry turned out to be napoleonic prussians with shako carved into kepi - these have been restored to their former colours as additional Landwehr figures.

Additionally there are a number of cavalry made from FN 44 Guard Lancer with separarte arm, where the lance has been convereted into a carbine. The combination of poor figures to start with combined with my low level f painting is not a good one, but I hope to do these as a refurbishment project one day.

I don't think I have any ECW figures at all (I may have one)but again I know where I can get some pictures. I have a few colonials, medievals and Crimean War figures too, all of which will make an appearance in the future.

Regards

Clive

Don said...

Hi Clive,
I have a number of Hinton Hunt ACW figures that I purchased from Mr. Hinton in the mid-1970's. I would be happy to send you photographs of them to help fill in your catalogue. Where should I send them or post them?

Regards,
Don

Don said...

Clive,
Missing from your listing of ACW figures is US/4. It is described in the catalogue I received in 1977as: (Mounted) Cavalry Trooper (at attention) in flat topped kepi. I can send you a picture if you'd like.

Regards,
Don

The Old Metal Detector said...

Don

Thanks for your comments.

US 4 is a glitch - I have a picture of this and will post it in a minute.

I'm always pleased to have pictures, especially of early castings. I have finally figured out how to provide an e-mail facility and have put it on the blog - if you look down the right hand side of the page past ther picture of the Carabiniers you will find it.

Regards

Clive