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Red or blue army artillerie

Posted by Paul on 13 Jan 2010, 18:06

These guys get hired by one sde or the other.

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Posted by monty on 13 Jan 2010, 18:19

they look excellant paul :thumbup: :thumbup: but the majority have blue coats so wouldn't they be biased to the blue side
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Posted by Hellfoot on 13 Jan 2010, 18:21

nice m8 ;)
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Posted by west1871 on 13 Jan 2010, 18:26

Very,very nice mate :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: How do you make your base's,I mean the sand and glue bit?
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Posted by 0wlbear on 13 Jan 2010, 19:06

awesome!
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Posted by Paul on 13 Jan 2010, 19:18

west1871 wrote:Very,very nice mate :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: How do you make your base's,I mean the sand and glue bit?


As I´m a bit of a lazy bugger and a bit of a skinflint, I use sand and wood glue, sand´s free and wood glue bloody cheap. I´ll put up some pics on how I do it. It´s pretty easy really. Also, I´ve come up with a really cheap method of making modelling spatulas for spreading glue into the smallest of places ;-) ;-) Get to work on the pics ASP :-) :-)
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Posted by luchs on 13 Jan 2010, 19:23

nice work.. :thumbup: ùhired artillery is correct for those times...
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Posted by Paul on 13 Jan 2010, 20:39

So, as promised. This can be deleted if considerd C**P, or shoved into the Articles bit if considered helpfull. Mods, your call :-)

So, the tools of the trade.
A bottle top with , yes as usual, babybell wax, a base, a pair of scissors, a CD (this was the kelly family and worth cutting up :winky: ) and an old tin lid.

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.....a pot of woodglue and some sand, best is sharp sand.

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Stick the base on the baby bell, stick the figure on the base. Woodglue again.

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From the CD cut out a strip to the required shape/length. The silver backing comes off.

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Some sand and a bit of glue on the tin lid.....

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...mix to a plyable paste, not too runny and not too thick. Runny gives very flat surfaces and thick gives rough surfaces. depends what you want afterwards. I´ve tried mixing paint in at this stage to save painting it later (I said I was a lazy git), but basically....forget it, it seems to make the mixture VERY runny and dries out about 20 tones lighter than you thought it would.

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Then using the spatula, place around the figure.

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et Voila!! Let dry. This takes about an hour or so. During the drying process the mixture can be moulded, things pushed into it etc.

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Posted by west1871 on 13 Jan 2010, 20:47

Nice one centurion :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Nono on 13 Jan 2010, 20:54

very nice :thumbup:
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Posted by Maurice on 13 Jan 2010, 21:45

Nice effect on the wood of the carriage and limber :thumbup:
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Posted by Tom Russell on 14 Jan 2010, 00:13

excellent work, mate!
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Posted by Susofrick on 14 Jan 2010, 08:36

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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 14 Jan 2010, 11:12

Wow, for me those medieval artillery pieces and limbers are your best work shown here so far. Absolute impressive. :thumbup:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 14 Jan 2010, 11:45

Well done Paul, and loved your tutorual about making a base, better place that one at the tutoruals :lol:
But what is the use of the cd...? don´t get that :roll:
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Posted by Valion on 14 Jan 2010, 13:46

Just great !
My fave set painted and arranged in exquisite manner. :thumbup:

And thanks for the tutorial, too !
I usually use Instant Spachtel - filling paste. That works good, too.
The figures gain a bit of weight by that, so that they feel as if they are made of metal. ;-)

So Paul, get back to work ! We need to see way more of these.
If I remember right - and I DO ! - there are two more cannons to be assembled up front. :xd:

Gruß,
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Posted by Paul on 14 Jan 2010, 16:49

Dad's Army wrote:Well done Paul, and loved your tutorual about making a base, better place that one at the tutoruals :lol:

But what is the use of the cd...? don´t get that :roll:



Maybe me just being more of a skinflint than I should be. :-) I make Spatulas from them to smear the woodglue mix on the bases,. This mixture is pratty sticy and very quickly makes the spatulas useless, so rather than buy new ones (although they are cheap) I make my own. I did use plastic sheeting but it bends, CD´s are pretty stiff and can be cut to a fine point if wanted.

If the tutorial is ok then one of the mods can put it there :-) :-)
I´m too lazy ;-)
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Posted by ColeF on 14 Jan 2010, 17:23

Nice guns! But yeah, there is a lotta blue. ;-) ;-)

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Posted by Paul on 14 Jan 2010, 19:24

Valion wrote:Just great !
My fave set painted and arranged in exquisite manner. :thumbup:

And thanks for the tutorial, too !
I usually use Instant Spachtel - filling paste. That works good, too.
The figures gain a bit of weight by that, so that they feel as if they are made of metal. ;-)

So Paul, get back to work ! We need to see way more of these.
If I remember right - and I DO ! - there are two more cannons to be assembled up front. :xd:

Gruß,
Marc.


Here´s one of them :-)

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Posted by Valion on 15 Jan 2010, 00:21

Hehehe..
Thanks for the new picture !
I must have been too stunned by the overall appearance of your cannons, so that I didn't recognize that you've already presented all of them in your pictures !
Great, each of them, and now from above, I even took a closer look at your base.
That is really, really good.

How many coats of paint and drybrush do you use for the earth ?
And while we're at it - would you mind posting a little tutorial on how you paint the wood ? :oops:
Do you get splinter wounds coating it ? :lol:

Still stunned,
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