Confederate artillery is coming along.
Chevaux de Frise from Renedra below. More than 14 feet of it if I put them all beside each other! Fortunately I found a fairly easy/fast way to paint these. I did a heavy spray of GW Rhinox Hide, then a medium "dusting" spray of GW Mornfang Brown, and finally a light "dusting" spray of GW Zandri Dust. Then I just used a good old fashioned paint brush to hit the tips of the spikes with GW Bleached Bone.
Mr. Dan Kerrick stopped by over the weekend for a short time and helped get the railroad tracks along. Tracks are from 4Ground Publishing (MDF). I was able to finish them up on Sunday evening. 4 sections at 18" each to cover the 6' width of the table. I mounted these to thick plasticard and used cork board for the track bed (used an exacto knife to angle the edges). Then some white glue and Woodland Scenics medium brown sand.
Fortunately the TO DO pile is getting smaller. Hoping to be finish the final 4 Confederate guns by this Friday evening/Saturday morning. Then complete the remaining gabion sections and cut the foam for the Vicksburg defenses - then it is buildings!
More murderous artillery! Amazing progress.ReplyDelete
Lol, yup ... just 4 more guns to finish :-)Delete
Superb guns...and your collection of chevaux de Frise is amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Phil! :-)Delete
Good luck on getting it all done without the dreaded ‘all nighter’. It’s gonna be a tremendous display when all finished. 😀ReplyDelete
Thanks Stew! The only silver lining so far is that I don't have very much space for the buildings ... so may have to pair it down to just a couple ... which saves painting time there :-) So, maybe I'll avoid that all nighter :-)Delete
Impressive! Excellent work on those guns.ReplyDelete
Tremendous effort.....beautiful work on the guns 👍 good luck in the last few weeks of prepReplyDelete
Thanks Matt! :-)Delete
hi i live in Denmark, I love your battel mats in the teddy bear fur, it's some you a doing you yourselfReplyDelete
or are they purchased ?.
i love ACW made some perry figures but i would love to have bettle mat in teddy bear fur like yours. love your ACW pictures
Hello - there are some places now offering mats for sale - but you either have to know someone who will do it or do it yourself. I highly recommend David Skibicki's blog here:Delete
http://spudnick080.blogspot.com/2015/11/making-teddy-bear-fur-terrain-mat-my.html --- he has several posts about how to make the mats.
Thank you very much for the help and your infoDelete