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French revolutionary wars - French horse artillery test

Posted by CPN on 24 Oct 2020, 12:11

Hi everyone,
I am not as active as I'd like in my painting and sharing but I managed to finalise a two crews battery for FRW.
I think the conversions are good enough...from a distance.

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 24 Oct 2020, 23:01

CPN wrote:...I think the conversions are good enough...from a distance...

I think they are good enough...even from a closer distance, CPN. :love:

Great conversions and fantastic paintjob on them. Congratulations. :thumbup:

Santi.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 25 Oct 2020, 08:31

You underestimate your work.

These are lovely conversions and well painted.

I like the facial detail as it gives them further individuality.

Best wishes ,

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Posted by Egbert on 25 Oct 2020, 09:21

Hey CPN,
very successful conversions and the painting also looks great!
I loved them very much!
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Posted by Chris on 25 Oct 2020, 11:33

Raaaa I love them !
DId you use revell 7YW hussars head ?
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Posted by santifernandez on 25 Oct 2020, 13:17

Nice paint.
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Posted by CPN on 25 Oct 2020, 14:29

Hi everyone and thank you for encouraging words.
I did use Revell 7YW heads and Hat Prussian hussars.
I also added saber and sabretache made in cardboard to the original Italeri figures which to my taste are very incomplete.
I hope this helps.
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Posted by Chris on 26 Oct 2020, 15:53

CPN wrote:I also added saber and sabretache made in cardboard to the original Italeri figures which to my taste are very incomplete.

You are totally right and you've done a great job !
If you plan to use artillery piece from the same box, please do not use the limber with the trunk, it would be totaly wrong, Italeri has made so much mistake with this set
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Posted by CPN on 26 Oct 2020, 18:19

Hi Chris ,
Merci beaucoup.
For italeri, I agree 100% with you. The lumber is wrong . I plan to used the Zvezda gun from the small set hopefully adding some small modifications but very small

I wish someone could make a proper imperial horse artillery with correct gear...
Cheers everyone.
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Posted by Chris on 26 Oct 2020, 19:26

i think Franznap is planning to make them
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Posted by Peter on 26 Oct 2020, 23:02

Fantastic conversions! :thumbup:
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Posted by Graeme on 27 Oct 2020, 04:41

Nice idea and a great conversion. Also the painting looks terrific!

The limber in that set was discussed on TMP some time ago. Apparently it is an authentic French limber but perhaps just not a very commonly used one.
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Posted by Chris on 02 Nov 2020, 12:19

Graeme wrote:Nice idea and a great conversion. Also the painting looks terrific!

The limber in that set was discussed on TMP some time ago. Apparently it is an authentic French limber but perhaps just not a very commonly used one.


Graeme do you have the link ?
I made a quick search without finding the post.

I do not see in anyway how this could be a french limber of the napoleonic era?
Not of Gribeauval pattern, not of Year XI pattern, not of other country sometimes use in french arsenal (Austrian, prussian, bavarian limbers are different)
It only look like a french Valée limber, introduced in 1827...
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Posted by C M Dodson on 02 Nov 2020, 13:50

Hello.

The link you are referring to is from ADM’s 1812 project.

You very kindly uploaded the lovely model pictures showing the correct equipment.

The Italieri fantasy Napoleonic limber and with its gunners giving the train drivers a good whipping is just as bad as their ACW version.

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