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The Rain In Spain Will Mainly Cause A Pain

Posted by FredG on 19 Jan 2018, 20:53

Somewhere in deepest Iberia hard stuff is about to descend on someone.

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Posted by Graeme on 20 Jan 2018, 07:12

These might be useful, what caliber are the coehorns and who makes them.
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Posted by FredG on 20 Jan 2018, 08:56

I've had them for about 8 years Graeme so the where and who is an unknown.
As for scale and calibre this is one I played with way back then, I altered the base and added four handles the figures are 1.72

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Edit I found them. They're 28mm scale but I think they fit with 1.72 OK, if not as a Coehorn ,then as a Royal

https://www.frontrank.com/product-category/18th-century/18th-century-equipment/

I must get around to getting the two 10" mortars too :P
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Posted by Graeme on 20 Jan 2018, 18:15

Thanks, I do think these might work for me.
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Posted by FredG on 20 Jan 2018, 21:44

They were looking a bit too clean

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Posted by FredG on 21 Jan 2018, 21:00

Some of the planned crews, these are 20mm Newline.

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It's looking like this little scene is getting a bit bigger than I originally intended :-D

I've cleaned of these and some plastics (1/72 Revell) now I need to get a bit of drilling done and try to improve the plastics a little.
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Posted by FredG on 23 Jan 2018, 21:34

Things keep gathering with this little lot.

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It will definitely finish up a bit more complicated than originally planned.

Fear not, there's one in the bag for impaling :mrgreen:
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Posted by FredG on 24 Jan 2018, 21:06

I think I've gathered together all the figures I need for this project.

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There is the obligatory impalement too ;-)

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Once the Dragoons clear the table I'll get a start on the emplacement and apply a bit of paint.
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Posted by Susofrick on 25 Jan 2018, 09:28

Ah, the old Revell set! Have it in a box somewhere. Will be nice to see what you do with it! Ah, stupid me! You will probably paint it! And it will probably look very nice!
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Posted by FredG on 25 Jan 2018, 09:50

Susofrick wrote:Ah, the old Revell set!


Something has to be done with them. :-D

That set has some quite handy accessories in it. I'll be using a couple of buckets etc :yeah:
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Posted by Susofrick on 25 Jan 2018, 16:10

Think I remember there were some bucket in the old Airfix-set too. Well, not in the old one I had as a kid, but the newer ones I bought as a grown-up.
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Posted by FredG on 25 Jan 2018, 21:22

The Dragoons have charged off after d'Erlon's Corps so the table is free.



All primed and painting has commenced
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This little diorama may take a while, especially if it keeps growing like Topsy
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jan 2018, 03:26

That Revell set was the first artillery I ever bought.93 was a golden year for that full set with horses. BB
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Posted by FredG on 26 Jan 2018, 20:45

Progress.

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Posted by FredG on 27 Jan 2018, 21:13

I got out the big axe and added some logs ( cocktail stick) to the front of the field piece emplacement. That's looking ok I think. A green wash helped the gabions look more like they were made from live wood.

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I threw a bit of black at the gun carriage and the wagon so they're close to finished. We don't want them too tidy do we.

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The horse team I think are finished with paint, I quite like the look of them. I just need to connect them up to the wagon and get the Drivers painted.

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Posted by C M Dodson on 28 Jan 2018, 09:45

Looking very nice indeed Fred.

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Posted by FredG on 30 Jan 2018, 21:16

I wasn't finished with the horses after all. I'd missed the blanket roll straps and the metal work on the harnesses. They look much better now.

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The figures are progressing nicely. At least I got the cross-straps on, still a lot to do on them though.

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I had to remove the plastic elevation screw on the field piece, so a 1mm drill made the hole and added a short length of wire, the replacement brass barrel sits much better. I finished off the alteration to the emplacement and it has a base brown coat on the new logs.

I gathered together just a few accessories and they've been painted too.

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The wash on the sacks should fully dry to a matt finish.

I was quite pleased with the chickens, considering their size. I think a few goats would be overkill though. :P

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Posted by Carlos on 30 Jan 2018, 23:45

Every post progress going better and better, I like how horses have been left :yeah:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 31 Jan 2018, 03:31

Very nice Chickens and Rooster FredG. BB
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Posted by Wiking on 31 Jan 2018, 04:57

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