Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Russian artillery limbers

Here are several new limbers for my artillery batteries. These first two are gun limbers, the drivers being from the Zvezda artillery set, and the limbers proper from the Hat french limber set.

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These two below are ammunition caissons, everything from the Zvezda russian artillery set.

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Last, the horse artillery limbers, again using limbers from the french kit from Hat Industries. The drivers are Hat russian dragoons, with their crests properly trimmed to represent late war uniforms. Their swords were also trimmed, twisted and painted as to represent lashes, and their poses suggest the limber is in full gallop!

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The horse artillery guns and crew is subject of another post. I managed to find a good option in resin, since there is none in plastic 1/72, and they're are currently on the queue for a chance to get painted.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

More russian foot artillery

I have completed new batteries for my russian foot artillery. Having got the Clash of Eagles expansion for Black Powder, I see that they propose you field larger batteries for russians, so I decided to represent my russian batteries with a total of 4 guns, instead of my usual 3.

This is the light battery (second in my collection):

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And here is the heavy battery. I used two large guns from the Hat Wurttemberg Artillery set, to represent the heavy pounders in the unit, alongside smaller guns.

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All these photos were taken using my new homemade lightbox. I wasn't very happy with the light and focus of the pics I've been taking recently with my phone, so I decided to give it a go with a improvised light box, and I'm pretty happy with the results. 

My cardboard lightbox in action:

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Russian Guard Cossacks

First unit of the Russian Guard painted. These are the Guard Cossacks, from Italeri/Zvezda, beautiful sculpts, as can be seen.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Russian Emperor's Cuirassiers

My first regiment of russian cuirassiers was the Empress' (red facings), so now for my second one I chose to do the Emperor's regiment, of blue facings. I plan on doing at least another 3 regiments for my russian heavy calvary, including the Chevalier Gard and the lifeguards, but this might take a while.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

British Life Guards

Here are my 1st and 2nd Life Guards, a couple units recently added to my british cavalry. These are Revell models, currently out of production, but still reasonably easy to find on ebay and such.

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I already had the Horse Guards (aka The Blues), so now my Household Cavalry is complete!

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