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RogerC Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

Got a few more bits over the line for my Great Northern War project. Pictures and quick write up on the blog.
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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 3:10 a.m. PST

I've paid the Saint to break in and steal that gun!

Martin H Wolverton08 Feb 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

Nicely done!

I do have one question, as I am about to paint up several guns for my own Saxons.
The sources state that Saxon gun carriages were painted black with their metal fittings being painted yellow. I see you left the metal "tire" of the wheel black. I've seen other Saxon artillery painted with it yellow as well.

Is there any special reason you left it black, or was it just an aesthetic choice?

Again, it looks nice, and I'm certainly not nit picking or second guessing you. I'm just curious.

RogerC Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

Hi Martin

Not at all, this reflects the images I have seen. I have photographs of Saxon guns with the tyres black and the rest yellow, Most of the sources I have seen for artillery for all nations have the tyres black and fittings painted so this is my go to paint design. See below.

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Martin H Wolverton09 Feb 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

Fantastic.

Thanks for the images. I'll keep those as a guide when I start on my guns in a day or two!

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