This a wargaming place were you can see a growing collection of miniatures and terrain of many historical periods in 20mm (but also a few 10mm,15mm and 28mm) started when I was 10 yo. At the moment it has some 40.000 miniatures from simple foot soldiers figures to much bigger Destroyers. Occasionally there are some war movie critics and some travel to military sites. My family considers it the best wargaming site in the World even if it is the only one they know.
Monday, 12 September 2011
ACW -Fire and Fury- 1/72nd scale anti-crisis artillery
After building some 40 sets of artillery for the ACW, limbers included, I started looking at emptying surplus stocks of related items and also saving some money.
This is how you can do it:
1. Pick some wheels, 12/14 spokes, 1/72nd scale man height, from whatever artillery XIX century set.
2. Find some horses in relaxed poses. Napoleonic artillery ones will do, but carve off the shabraques that most have.
3. Build the seats, the central and wheels axis and the bucket out of Evergreen. Use a good reference image, but keep it simple.
4. Pick some old french Esci guns, those we all bought in plenty in the eighties but we used little. Cut the Gribeauval double part of the trail, and glue a Evergreen one part trail, carved and heat-bended to shape. Use the Loctite Super Plastics to bond different plastics. Use surplus napoleonic tubes for the Napoleons 12 Pdr, or build the Whitworth,etc out of Evergreen.
5. Add some of the detail from Evergreen pieces and GreenStuff (the ropes in the middle of the gun trail and saddles).
6. Most of the artilleryman are converted Revell pioneers or Italeri cavalryman.
7. Some Airfix resin cast figures, and some metal Irregular Miniatures also...
8. Et Voilá.
9.No, it´s no oil leak. I'm using Black Krylon Super Plastics for priming.