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Siege emplacement

Posted by FredG on 16 Feb 2017, 13:35

This is WIP and it's been that way since 2012 :eh:

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I painted the larger gabions back then and started to scratch build the gun carriages for my big barrels.
The carriages never did look right and the project was shelved, ( my gall bladder exploded) apart from a little diorama with one of the mortars I did in 2015.
As I finished painting up a British gun crew I thought it was an opportunity to at least get one of my siege guns set up. I do have a completed smaller gun with brass barrel set up but in this case I'm positive that size matters. I'll be searching my stash for a suitable gun carriage :-D
I did a little painting on the emplacement as a break from the Saxons.
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Posted by Peter on 16 Feb 2017, 15:38

Looks fantastic Fred! :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 16 Feb 2017, 16:57

I think I found a suitable gun carriage. The carriage from the Italeri French Imperial Guard Artillery No.6135 takes the barrel nicely.

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Posted by FredG on 17 Feb 2017, 10:36

I painted up the gun carriage and then decided to add the planked gun platform. A bit of balsa, a ruler, a cocktail stick and a wooden skewer sorted that. Chocolate paint and and earthshade wash finished it off. This meant, of course, that the shorter middle gabions needed to be raised.

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Does the gun look ok to you? It is large calibre :P
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Posted by Peter on 17 Feb 2017, 11:08

The gun is not my kind of date, but she looks ok! :-D
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Posted by Susofrick on 17 Feb 2017, 12:09

Very nice! And good that you continue with it! Just waiting for the crew!
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Posted by FredG on 17 Feb 2017, 17:20

Five years late and a quarter of the planned number of guns :oops:

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It'll do for now :yeah:

( Note, they're keeping the grass nicely mown )

Crumpets and tea on the lawn anyone?
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Posted by Peter on 17 Feb 2017, 18:42

..... and the officers playing golf! :mrgreen:

Looks fantastic! :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 17 Feb 2017, 19:54

Thank you Peter.

Now, I have a spare field gun with no crew. :shock: .
I wonder when I'll get another one painted up
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Feb 2017, 01:27

One can never have enough guns,or figures. BB
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Posted by FredG on 18 Feb 2017, 09:00

I'm afraid that MrsG doesn't agree with that sentiment BB.

I think I'll do another 2012 planned set next.

Break out the pack mules! :-D
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 18 Feb 2017, 11:23

Nice siege emplacement, FredG. It looks perfect and very clean: let us say: before the first shot was fired.

FredG wrote:Crumpets


You mean the Benny Hill Girls? Where are they? I don't see them.

Peter once made a nice gun emplacement, the gun entirely manned by Crumpet only.
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Posted by Wiking on 18 Feb 2017, 11:54

Mr. Cryns wrote:
... Benny Hill Girls? Where are they? I don't see them.

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:mrgreen:
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Posted by FredG on 18 Feb 2017, 13:32

Mr. Cryns wrote:

You mean the Benny Hill Girls? Where are they? I don't see them.


Unfortunately not Benny Hill types Mr Cryns or perhaps that should be fortunately. This type don't complain that you have too many figures ;-)

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Mr. Cryns wrote:Peter once made a nice gun emplacement, the gun entirely manned by Crumpet only.


I will make no comment about his large calibre field piece :eh:
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