Friday, September 12, 2014

ACW Union Artillery Battery

I've made progress on my ACW project.  I just finished painting the limbers and guns for my first Union artillery battery (crew and horses painted by Steve Dake).  I'm using Black Powder for my ACW games, and for my armies the standard artillery battery is represented by 2 gun models when unlimbered and a single limber team with gun when limbered and on the move.

To paint the green for the guns I used GW Castellan Green, a black wash, then GW Castellan Green again, followed by Death World Forest highlights.

All of the models are from Perry Miniatures.  The limber team is all metal while the unlimbered guns and crew are almost all plastic (two crew are metal).  The six horse limber team looks outstanding on the tabletop.  It's long though ... the base is 50mm x 250mm.  I'm really happy with how these guys turned out!  I hope you all like them as well.













I'm just about done basing my first Confederate infantry unit as well - so the next post will cover that (hopefully I'll have that up tomorrow).

16 comments:

  1. Moi (Hi)
    Good, harmonics colors and spectacular raiders

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  2. Wow, this set is marvelous! Wonderful, detailed painting, good scenery - I like the 3 lads on the limber - such a funny detail! Great!!
    Peter

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    1. lol ... yup they're holding on for dear life! The Perry sets are just awesome miniatures. Thanks!

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  3. Echoing all above comments, they look absolutely brilliant!
    I'm going to dig a little deeper on the work though - do you use GW paints for the figures and horses as well? What about the flock for your bases, looks like GW product? Bases MDF or plastic?

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    1. I'm a big fan of Foundry paints for actual models ... but for basing and some other things I use GW ... I do hate giving the evil GW any of my $$ ;-) Bases are glue/sand, black base, drybrush of GW Rhinox Hide, Steel Legion Drab and then Zandri Dust. Then I use the GW static grass, and edge the base black.

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