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Mateus29 Dec 2022 11:08 a.m. PST

First artillery limbers for my Prussians ready to join the army. More pics on my blog.

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DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2022 12:14 p.m. PST

Nicely done!

14Bore29 Dec 2022 1:48 p.m. PST

Very well done

(sure you got facings wrong, black with red piping collar and cuff, red is Brandenburg Brigade pre 1814, all after.
White belts horse artillery)
Just did Blue on wagoners

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2022 5:34 p.m. PST

Excellent work!

von Winterfeldt29 Dec 2022 10:59 p.m. PST

@14 Bore good observation, artillery train had different facings and cuffs compared to waggon train, nicly painted miniatures.

Mateus30 Dec 2022 5:22 a.m. PST

@14Bore,

Oh, boy, the internet references let me down again! So the artillery train drivers had the same facings as of artillerymen?

14Bore30 Dec 2022 1:33 p.m. PST

As far as my source tell me. Provisions drivers had either light blue or dark blue dependingon bakery or other Provisions. . Artilleryman all had black with red piping.
I was leary on saying but others have pointed out failings of me and glad they did.
Could let it slide, or a fairly easy touch up.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2022 1:42 p.m. PST

God bless you.

I knew nothing of Prussian Napoleonic figures, but ended up with Waterloo Remodelled in 1/72. Then what did few want to do to contribute? Prussians.

So I now know that your lads as drivers would be delivering bread, or schnapps, or a nice new pair of shoes (or sure!) but not steering a limber and gun.

But your horses. Bring them to life in seconds. See what an off white blaze or star does to their faces. Give each one a white sock or two. Apparently four socks on a horse is a bad sign, but I find that hard to believe. But the result in modelling is superb, for a few minutes of work.

Leave their eyes black. Unless already bayonetted on a square, a horse has less than 5% white showing on its eyeball.

Love your drag ropes. Every horse is a wheel horse, to judge by the harness around the backside, but only a REAL nerd would notice that……Trust me, you do not want to know and HaT surely did not. It really does not matter.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2022 3:04 p.m. PST

Like this basically;

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They come to life…in seconds…

and BTW, your human face highlights are terrific. I am missing my best ingredients and struggling right now, as they are obsolete

Marc the plastics fan12 Jan 2023 4:00 p.m. PST

Sadly, HaT scrimped rather badly with this set, so only the one horse pose (hence equipment). But it at least helps provide some much needed limbers in this scale.

But as to Liam's comments re horses – yup, definitely add some white markings. Very easy and very effective

14Bore14 Jan 2023 4:50 a.m. PST

Solves the mystery of wrong off-side horse furniture.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2023 3:34 p.m. PST

You would have to be very sad to notice that they are all "wheel" horses and ridden ones at that. Whisper it and look very superior if you did.

Confiteor meum etc

Marc the plastics fan15 Jan 2023 2:37 p.m. PST

Sometimes one accepts compromise in 1/72 plastic better a slightly incorrect model than no model at all 😥😥😥

archiduque16 Jan 2023 3:14 a.m. PST

Very nice work!!

14Bore21 Jan 2023 9:07 a.m. PST

Often been at the mercy of what figures look like compared to what you want

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