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Hät 1/72 Gatling Gun (8179)

Posted by jmchasco on 06 Dec 2011, 20:53

Hät 1/72 Gatling Gun (8179)

God save the Queen !!

I like a lot this period/guys, even if i'm not British... :nono: but.. i like it. :mrgreen:

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I know that the correct is to paint all the guys as Royal Artillery men, by i needed to try the other uniforms too. I failed with the Red Coats one, trouser are too blue...
About the Royal Artillery men itself, is quite difficult to find so dark blue, i'm not 100% happy with result, somebody knows one ??
About the green gun i do it as a try for future ACW guns, as these Colonial ones seems to be always painted in some kind of blue.. although i¡m not sure about if i chosen a correct colour.

Some more interesting pictures and details, as always in my blog.

Cheers !!!
(I'm thinking in a second Frankenstein... coming soon :mrgreen: Thanks for late comments there, as i said give a different try to your spare box, it's funny)
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Posted by PDA on 06 Dec 2011, 21:24

They look great, jmchasco. I like them all, but I like the buff coloured ones the most.
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Posted by David O'Brien on 06 Dec 2011, 21:56

One of the nicest paint jobs I have seen on these figures.

The Blue
I know it as Royal Artillery blue. My brother had the colour on his badges and beret as he was in the Royal Artillery. Prussian Blue is a good starter and go easy on the highlights. The red shoulder straps etc look OK it is more of a crimson than a scarlet.
The Grey
They normally used mid grey , lead grey or battleship grey, for the guns etc-sometimes in printing or in photos it comes out as light blue but is grey. The carriage ie the wooden bits were painted grey but some metal parts especially brass and moving parts were left in the natural metal.

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Posted by KenzoSato on 06 Dec 2011, 22:05

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Posted by Bramble15 on 06 Dec 2011, 23:07

Well Done!!!! My preference would be the red and blue. They all are very well painted though.
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Posted by Dunc0127 on 06 Dec 2011, 23:36

Excellent Excellent Excellent...

I like them all sir! But if I had to choose then it would be the Red Coats...

If you want to know more about colonial uniforms, soldiers of the late 19C - plus a few other items of interest - then have a look at my blog...it full of loads of ideas and great examples of the work of our peers.

Hope you keep up the great work...looking forward to seeing some more too!

10 out of 10!

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Posted by Dad's Army on 06 Dec 2011, 23:45

Good paintjob, like the colored ones more personaly
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Posted by Winttrix on 07 Dec 2011, 03:00

Those are incredible :-D I wouldn't want to be wearing red in Africa, though Image
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Posted by jmchasco on 07 Dec 2011, 09:51

Thanks for the comments guys !

They normally used mid grey , lead grey or battleship grey, for the guns etc-sometimes in printing or in photos it comes out as light blue but is grey. The carriage ie the wooden bits were painted grey but some metal parts especially brass and moving parts were left in the natural metal.

@David O'Brien thanks for the info, so finally i made all quite inaccurate... :oops: :(

@Dunc0127 please to meet you, in fact i have been looking to your blog these days, not for this work, but i'm painting now a few Hät British Camelry and i found in your blog a lot of useful information !! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Keep it going, it's a nice place for Colonial Age. !

Cheers !
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Posted by Samuel Alonso on 07 Dec 2011, 10:04

No favorite one for me : they're all great ! :thumbup:
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 07 Dec 2011, 10:38

If someone was to ask me to show them examples of how good 1/72 scale figures can be I would use this as an example. I understand your reservations about some of the painting but taken as a whole they are the dog's bollocks. The bases and the basing complement the figures, the figures look as if they are working the guns instead of just standing near by as some artillery crews look. All round very very nice.

With regard to the colours - they work! Leave 'em. Blue is a fickle dye anyway and would often fade quite quickly, but if you wantedt to do a darker blue, how about blue washed over black?

But for me these really are nice.
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Posted by zzed on 07 Dec 2011, 11:28

the quality of sculpting given, this is a fantastic result
they look excellent :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by leifkarl1112 on 07 Dec 2011, 14:23

God Save The Queen! Indeed!

These are exceptional, they are all as good as each other, but I do like the red and blue slightly more. I would leave them as they are, the contrast makes them look really nice!

With work like this, I'd make you an honourary Englishman! :thumbup: :thumbup:

Karl.
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Posted by vellek on 07 Dec 2011, 16:47

Excellent paint job! :headbang:
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Posted by Peter on 08 Dec 2011, 12:23

All three are great painted! I wouldn't change a thing ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by dykio on 08 Dec 2011, 14:20

I really like them all, but my favoriter are the red. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by despertaferro on 08 Dec 2011, 15:48

Wonderful painting! :shock:

Letting accuracy issues aside, the buff one's are my favorite also.

But all of them looks great! :love:

Congratulations :thumbup:

(very nice basing!!!)
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Posted by jmchasco on 08 Dec 2011, 16:12

Thanks a lot for all the comments guys !
I love this period and haves a huge amount of figs waiting, i hope to have some more to show next week !

Thanks again,
Cheers.
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Posted by Victorious Secret on 10 Dec 2011, 03:30

Hi Jmchasco,

I'm a fan of this British-Zulu style figures too! Unfortunately I'm not fast enough painter to paint them all in short time. Your work will be an inspiration for my later project! :thumbup:

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Posted by madmax5510 on 10 Dec 2011, 13:02

Nice work,great basing! :thumbup:
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