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The Wurst Artillery Set

Posted by FredG on 11 Jan 2018, 20:35

This lot took over the table, Austrian Horse Artillery. Again they're Newline Designs 20mm as is the majority of my Austrians. The only 1/72 I have are Hat Cuirassiers which fit in well with the new Uhlan set so I'll get another box of those done soon(ish).
If you wish to continue I must warn you that there has been some serious impaling done. I'll impale almost anything if the mood takes me :P

All cleaned up and ready to go

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Posted by FredG on 11 Jan 2018, 20:56

No time for dallying :-D , painting has started.

Primed

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A quick coat of Mocha on the horses and a sepia wash ( still wet).

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What I'm struggling with on these is a decent diagram or picture of the harness used. It'll not look the part if I don't add a few leathers here and there.
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Posted by Peter on 11 Jan 2018, 22:59

Yes, this is really the worst artillery set! :eh:

Keep on painting Fred! :mrgreen: ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Wiking on 12 Jan 2018, 05:16

These four man in row. What is her task? I stay tuned.

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If you wish to continue I must warn you that there has been some serious impaling done.

Thank`s for warning.
To put the poor impale stick into the hell of fire in the gun tube is for true sketchy.

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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Jan 2018, 09:16

At least you didn't impale the horses! Looking forward to see more!
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Posted by Graeme on 12 Jan 2018, 12:46

The guys on the wurst seat look like a friendly bunch.

At least until you see them ramming the cannister down the barrel I suppose.
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Posted by FredG on 12 Jan 2018, 16:18

Thanks for looking Graeme. That top picture I have and a big zoom in does supply some info on the harness. The main information available seems to be in the gun and the limber. :yeah:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Jan 2018, 19:18

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Hi FredG,
I looked up this project posted by my good but absent friend blucher1815red. It is all that is left of his work. I know he used copper wire for horse harness. Sadly all his artillery projects have gone due Photobucket pirates and deletion.but his coach has horses and is still here. BB
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Posted by FredG on 12 Jan 2018, 21:36

Thanks BB. I've been spending time looking at six horse teams and I think I now have the information I need. At least I' should be able to do a reasonable representation.
I've added some nice glossy dark brown leather harnesses to the horses. They still need another wash but they're looking better.

Left side horses.
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The front horse here has the harness for the rearmost of the ridden horses.

Right side horses.

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From what I've gleaned from the various sources these are in the correct positions.

I've thrown a first coat of ochre at the woodwork and done some very coarse marking out on the figures. With the four figures on the wurst I predict some heart felt anglo-saxon nouns and adjectives may stain the air blue when I progress to trying to tidy up the paintwork.
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Posted by Peter on 13 Jan 2018, 17:28

Nice painted horses Fred! :thumbup:

Wasn't Franznap working on some more Austrian artillery?
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Posted by FredG on 13 Jan 2018, 20:42

Thank you Peter.

The second wash on the horses toned down the gloss on the harness and the horses themselves I think are improved.

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I'm on wood and metal bits now, the boring part.

I've decided to strip some mains electrical cable to get the traces done :-D
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Posted by Wiking on 13 Jan 2018, 21:40

https://youtu.be/CtRxpr4HL1o
At 1.56 min.

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I've decided to strip some mains electrical cable to get the traces done :-D

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GB without light !
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Posted by FredG on 13 Jan 2018, 21:45

The National Grid shouldn't miss a couple of cables :eh:
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Posted by FredG on 15 Jan 2018, 21:14

The figures are coming along OK.

I stuck a few bits together today and it looks like this.

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So far so good.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Jan 2018, 21:41

Looks A OK FredG. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by FredG on 16 Jan 2018, 20:24

The figures are getting there. I've still to wash and highlight so they're a bit flat at present.

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Charge!
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Posted by Susofrick on 17 Jan 2018, 08:45

Looks very nice! And even if the artillery guys looks pretty friendly I'm not sure that I will get that friendly. :eh:
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Posted by FredG on 17 Jan 2018, 09:09

Not even riding tandem behind a nubile blonde in leathers on a motorbike? :mrgreen:
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Posted by Wiking on 17 Jan 2018, 18:04

The pic clarifies the four in a row.
I thought in the first instance it is a joke. But it look like a real transport for the user of the gun.
The headgear is not well chosen for this kind of ride I think.

I remember from Revell a WW II German horse and carriage for a gun.
Two soldier sit forward and two backward. Far more comfortable as the soldiers pose show.
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