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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 5:26 a.m. PST

Well the limbers anyway. I had many a spare horse and decided a few more limbers from Art Miniaturen would not hurt. Some of these might look suspiciously like French Train beasts. Ah, it is a little known fact (indeed known only unto me) that the Prussians were not above using captured horses and their tackle….and it is Prussians that James needs for the Waterloo project. There will not enough time for him to base these for the imminent exhibition alas.

My last lot

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had dead horses still in their traces, so now I have added a couple of drivers, who are actually doing something to replace them, with a simple swap over.

Thanks to Thomas Mischak I had some Prussian officers sitting around and I am sure they will find some use too.

Stress all these figures are dead matte finish. The shine here is due to the illumination needed to photograph at f27 for depth of field. Also the white balance is not great. The limbers are not that deep a blue colour!



jabbadabbadan Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 6:58 a.m. PST

Beautiful. Very nice work.

14Bore10 Oct 2021 8:48 a.m. PST

Besides beautiful work that open limber box is to die for ( see what I did there?)
Could try a scratch build I guess.

von Winterfeldt10 Oct 2021 11:49 a.m. PST

very nice brush work again

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 11:49 a.m. PST

Thanks both.

Confess I have no idea at all what the contents of any country's ammo box looked like. I have a vague idea of gunmetal or black balls, attached to a charge, wrapped in yellowish cotton. I know the usual idea is cannon balls rolling around and black powder with a very large spoon to send them on their way. That seems suicidal.

My impression, by the early 1800s is ammo not that different from now. The business end is a ball or canister, behind that is a cylinder of propellant ( wrapped in cotton then and brass now). Ready use is the word and it must have been essential then. The odd sabot in wood at the very end does not hurt either.

This is a massive subject. Every scale shows a gunner holding a cannon ball. Just a cannon ball. Could the projectile and propellant be separated? OK of course they could I accept, but if you were outside Genappe in 1815 and reached into your ready use supply, what did you pull out?

and those officers and the shine. Please believe me…it was the lighting. They do not shine like that

14Bore10 Oct 2021 12:48 p.m. PST

I do know what a Russian limber inside looks like and doubt any others are much different


Captain Siborne10 Oct 2021 1:33 p.m. PST

These are lovely Liam, thank you! Time is indeed short but they will make it onto the diorama. Tomorrow, the various sections of the diorama will be inspected by the Director of the National Army Museum, at my house before moving to London in 10 days time. This will be a good opportunity to photograph everything.

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2021 1:51 a.m. PST

The commanders came out very well, Liam. Excellent work all around, mate.

Links to the photos please, James.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2021 7:39 a.m. PST

Thanks all.

Thank goodness I seem to have my limber interior like that shown above. As for the commanders…is it not always like that when you look at photos?

The Landwehr looking chap, in the Litewka. How did I completely miss out on painting his chest worn medals?

It seems I am to be spared more Prussians. You do get the impression that Plancenoit is getting pretty well filled up!

Cuirassiers are then the next need it seems. Off to AM again then and even tempted to try a few Zvezda plastics, as they get very good reviews. Huge price difference, but if I am going to spend ages painting them up……….dunno.

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