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SYW British Artillery

Posted by Fire at Will on 26 Sep 2020, 07:14

Some not quite so simple painting conversions of the Revell Austrian Artillery with my best effort at all the lace. Two medium batteries and one light.
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The medium guns are from the Italeri/Esci French Artillery set.

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Kurgans

In the background above you can see a couple of mounds, these are Kurgans, burial mounds typically found on the Russian steppes. They appear in the Battleground terrain generator so I decided to make a couple.
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They are quite simple construction, just some insulation foam on an old CD, I added an entrance so it was obvious what they were.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 26 Sep 2020, 07:47

Very nice indeed.

Good to see limbers around taking up the space .

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Ochoin on 26 Sep 2020, 10:55

Aaarghh! You've used the Austrian set I so desperately need.

I'd be livid....except they look so good as British artillery. A very good job.

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Posted by Fire at Will on 26 Sep 2020, 20:00

Ochoin wrote:Aaarghh! You've used the Austrian set I so desperately need.

I'd be livid....except they look so good as British artillery. A very good job.

donald


Ditto, i had a long mental debate on whether to use them or not, I intend to add another pair of limbers using converted figures at some point.

Keep hunting they appear every so often at B&B at shows, they go for silly money on ebay.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 26 Sep 2020, 21:09

Excellent conversions!! SYW has long been my #1 period of interest.

I am feeling a bit lucky as I still have a good sized bag of extra Austrian gunners. I bought several sets years ago.
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Posted by Ochoin on 26 Sep 2020, 21:17

Will, is this the start of a SYW British army?

If so, how will you proceed? I'm curious to know which existing sets you'd use, what conversions you'd need to do.

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Posted by Fire at Will on 27 Sep 2020, 07:02

Donald, I'm still in two minds about how to proceed, but if I do then I'll probably use the Redbox British Infantry. I've used some already for Hanoverians
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I have also used the Revell Prussians as Hanoverian Fussgarde
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Posted by Ochoin on 27 Sep 2020, 08:58

Lovely. work. I'm currently moving between the PSR Red Box scans & your figures......you must have bought a truckload of sets to get the poses you needed.

I guess you'd want a split Hanoverian/British army anyway.

The Red Box "Jacobite" range looks nice. I haven't gone down this road - yet? - but I think I'd add a Highland unit using the RB figures.....are there correct poses for this? Cavalry......Revell? It's a challenge but that's one of the things I rather like about 1/72 plastics.

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Posted by Egbert on 27 Sep 2020, 09:32

Hey Will,
your "little SYW" soldiers looks fantastic.
Nice idea to use the Revell figures for the Hanoverians.
I particularly like them.
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Posted by Fire at Will on 27 Sep 2020, 16:56

Donald, it only took two sets to provide three 24 figure regiments, if you look carefully you will see an Airfix AWI British Grenadier used as a Standard bearer.

I used the Redbox Highland Infantry for my Highland regiments for the SYW
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My British cavalry so far is all Revell SYW Austrian paint conversions, only three units, the rest are AWI although I could used the light dragoons
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 28 Sep 2020, 01:14

Fantastic army Will. Great painting!!
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Posted by Rich W on 03 Oct 2020, 09:56

Artillery look great, nice work on the yellow trim! That Revell set has got to be one of the best artillery sets produced in our scale. I have three sets unused, but I've been avoiding painting them as I don't want to commit yet (should they be Austrian as intended, or painted up as British or French). Hopefully you'll be able to update us with your next SYW sets soon!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 04 Oct 2020, 14:09

No one mentioned the Kurgans! Those are great - I love that kind of local detail on the battlefield. The figures look great as well, of course, and although you are not featuring the limbers, they look very fine indeed!
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