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alexkalinin Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2018 11:53 a.m. PST

More photos link

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2018 12:43 p.m. PST

You did a beautiful job on those figures. The Wurttemberg army is my favorite minor force of the Napoleonic Wars.

alexkalinin Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

Many thanks! At me too they are favorites.

von Winterfeldt27 May 2018 9:49 p.m. PST

great brushwork – very nice gunners and guns

Marc the plastics fan28 May 2018 1:16 a.m. PST

Nice. But those guns look sooooo teeny tiny. Are they right?

alexkalinin Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2018 2:33 a.m. PST

Probably not a good photo. I think guns are the right size.

Bill Slavin28 May 2018 4:23 a.m. PST

Those are so nice, especially for 18mm.
Out of curiosity, what is covering the trails of the guns? Is it some sort of leather covering or something?

alexkalinin Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2018 5:28 a.m. PST

Thank you! These are Austrian carriages with a crew seat.

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von Winterfeldt28 May 2018 9:51 p.m. PST

the guns appear too small

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alexkalinin Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 12:46 a.m. PST

Thank you for clarifying

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 1:15 a.m. PST

The figures seem to vary massively in size. The makers are never identified. ?A mixture here?

I have no idea how tall the average Wurttemberger was back then. But there are two chaps with the sponge/rammer second and third from the left…….just compare them.


I do see why you all like this unit though. Really nice shade of blue

alexkalinin Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 1:23 a.m. PST

Yes exactly, thank you. You are absolutely right, Wuerttemberg artillerymen have are above ordinary figures. Therefore, the wheels of the guns do not have enough height.

Sorry, blue is not a part of the unit. I like this color and use it everywhere.

Marc at work29 May 2018 4:41 a.m. PST

Yes, wheels at close to shoulder height would look better. Maybe the Austrian 4lbrs were tiny guns.

Mind you, I grew up with the Airfix French artillery, so I have probably just been scarred as a kid…

Still great painting though

Marc

alexkalinin Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

But you are right. But it's not a matter of small guns, but of giant artillerymen.

Bookwizard Inactive Member29 May 2018 5:32 p.m. PST

If the artillerist sighting the gun were to stand up, it looks like the gun barrel would be at his belt height. Perhaps M. C. Escher was from Wurttumberg? The two gunners at the front of the etching are standing in a rut, presumably made by the gun. Also, if your guns are 3 pounders, and the gun in the etching is a 12 pounder, that could also make a difference.

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 3:01 a.m. PST

They look ace Alex!! AB guns and AB crew. Not a mix of makes.

alexkalinin Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

Many thanks, Dr Jeckyll!
Although I think that colleagues are right.
But I'm not upset. All the same, it's beautiful, and there will not be a noticeable small discrepancy on the table.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 4:18 a.m. PST

Also, the crew are on quite thick bases. The wheels of the guns are not based. Something we always have to remember to do, when assembling a gun crew.

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