Thursday, 15 January 2015

From PeterB - 6mm Napoleonic Russian Artillery (45 points)

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post, it's really appreciated.

I completed the light batteries this week.  Again I've done these as 3 model batteries to reflect the fact that they usually contained 12 guns (8 x 6 pdr cannon and 4 howitzers).  That's another 45 points in the bag I think.



Unfortunately, I didn't quite finish the basing on the horse batteries so these will have to wait until next Thursday.  I'm finding the basing on these guns quite time consuming as there is quite a lot of drying time needed between each of the early stages.



On the plus side, I'll have the horse batteries completed tomorrow and can then move onto the cavalry (Dragoons, Cossacks and Hussars).  I'm a bit concerned about painting horses in this scales, but then again I was concerned about painting 6mm figures in general when I first started.



I've also taken quite a few pictures at each stage with these so will try to write up a short tutorial for my blog over the next few days.




From Curt:

Wow! Peter, you are well on your way to creating the Russian artillery park at Borodino at 1:1 scale!  :)

These are excellent. As I mentioned when you debuted your first group, I think your basing is wonderful and well worth the extra effort you've put into them. 

I look forward to seeing the horse artillery next and then the cavalry!

Great job.

15 comments:

  1. Tiny little things done to the highest standards. Excellent.

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  2. Amazing painting for such a teeny tiny scale. Fantastic stuff and the basing really sets them off.

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  3. Wonderful group of artillery!

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  4. A lot of artillery! Great painting work.

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  5. Inspiring work Peter! 6mm is such a great scale for this period, and these look wonderful.

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  6. I have learned to have such respect for you guys who work at this scale. I've no idea how you do it and have to wonder how much eye strain you suffer after painting.

    Your bases are so well done. Looking at all those tufts and thinking about how small they must be I'm wondering what size you buy them in. Even at 4mm size you'd have to do a lot of trimming to bring them down to this scale. Also are your rocks made from a medium ballast?

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  7. Mighty fine work on the artillerymen and cannons! The basing is very good and I'll look forward to viewing your Cav and horse artillery soon!

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  8. One of the best things about this scale is you can put decent sized batteries on the table. When they are this well painted it looks amazing. Cracking stuff Peter.

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  9. Fabulous work! I'm still impressed by what's achievable in this tiny scale! Your basing is just ace.

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  10. Superb - I have done a lot of 6mm so know the effort that goes into getting these looking that good.

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  11. These look even better than the last lot. I think the extra drying time is well worth the wait given the results

    Ian

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  12. Really fine work. I painted and based some 6mm Baccus French artillery last year and it was hard work. Your basing looks so much better than mine, I'm quite in awe of your results.

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