Thursday, 14 April 2016

AWI British - 6pdr gun finished

Lately I finished a set of Perry AWI figures: AW105 - British Royal Artillery aiming 6pdr


It's a nice set of four artillerymen and the eponymous 6pdr gun. The soldiers are wearing the 'Saratoga Dress' uniform which was worn during General John 'Gentleman Johnny' Burgoyn's 1777 campaign to the Hudson valley. Most obvious about the new cut is the short coat and the leather cap. Thus it is pretty different from the earlier worn uniforms.
For further information have a look at Perry Miniatures' website. They have a very interesting article by Brendan Morissey there which covers more or less all details of the uniforms of the units involved: Here.
As usual I employed mostly Vallejo Model Colors to paint those chaps. Only for the faces colours by Wargames Foundry were used.

As you see I decided to mount the gun and its handlers on one base. Actually that works pretty well with the Perry sets because Alan and Michael give them some splendid interaction and usually the figures fit perfectly. But with their artillery sets you have to be careful. Mostly you have to mount the gun on a thin layer of material to prop it up slightly. Thus you can adjust its height perfectly to fit the figures interacting with it.
Unfortunately I discovered that after I glued the gun - as first piece... - onto the base. I'm satisfied with the result anyway but next time I'll follow Gary Amos's advice and raise the gun slightly.


22 comments:

  1. Excellent painted gun and crew Stefan! Like them a lot!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Many thanks, Peter. I'm glad to hear that.

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  2. Absolutely fabulous Stefan, what a great piece - from the miniatures to the basing.

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  3. Superb, beautiful details!

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  4. Agreed, a lovely vignette. Great photos too.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  5. Wonderful paintwork Stefan!

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  6. I always love the animation on the Perry artillery. Your paint job only adds more life to it!

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  7. You have done a great job on these figures, Stefan. I especially like how you have captured the expressions of concentration on the faces of the gunners. Very fine work.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Michael. Especially the faces were the most interesting and satisfying part...

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  8. Very lovely, but I think the rammer fellow in the back is wearing spatterdashes and those should be painting black. Semi-gloss black should do the trick. The buttons were usually black horn.

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  9. Brilliant! Great stuff, Stefan - wonderful painting.

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