domingo, 14 de fevereiro de 2016

American War of Independence - Will McNally's rules - 12 pdr artillery for both sides



There were a few 12 pdr artillery guns on both sides of the Brandywine river. They are bigger pieces than other present but after looking at the plastic market... nothing.

So once again some improvisation was required.

The Revell 30 YW artillery set has some large caliber guns which seem very close to XVIII century ones. Only the wheels are too small.

So some ESCI and Revell Napoleonic wheels were pressed into servive and here they are looking pretty close to the 12 pdr used in the American War of Independence by both sides. As Service Ration Distribution once pointed out, if you use new wheels on old carriages everything becomes more lively as he did with the old Airfix French artillery.


After painting they look the part.

 
The carriages used are straight from the box Austrian Revell. I presume they would be pulled by at least four horses.
 

 
Once again I used black coats for some of the American artillerymen which apparently was a popular colour for artillery before the later more uniform blue.
 
Next I'll show you my new way of producing trees. And I warn you that it will change your life... forever... :D

4 comentários:

  1. BOM TRABALHO-JP. SO FALTAM MESMO OS MARINES. e UM BAGGAGE TRAIN. -:)

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    1. Isso é que era bom. A OB DE Brandywine é enorme. É como o SPORTING!!!!

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  2. Not bad at all, Joao. When I see work of this quality it makes me want to attempt the period. I'm very tempted now. Grand work.

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  3. I also felt tempted for many years. I stocked this stuff for ages but, as you, Napoleon, Rommel and many other didn't even left me start. And as far as I can see you are also under that tirany. Which is good as we can see your wonderful stuff!

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