Saturday, 3 January 2015

From SanderS - 20mm Napoleonic Prussian Artillery (80 Points)

Dear Ladies and Gents,

Here is part two of my 1:72 Challenge with Ben; some Prussian Artillery stands for the 1806 campaign. These are rather special to me since the gun (howitzer) mounted on the base with the officer on it, was made together with my son, who was only 2 years old at the time. I was putting together the gun while he sat on my lap. The bases had been standing unpainted in my showcase, while other projects took my fancy, the Challenge was the best excuse to get them done so here they are. The miniatures are HäT figures and the bases are from Renedra.

The battery:




Some close ups of one of the guns. This is actually also the first time I have used a scenic special effect on a mini. This is a small plasma bolt from the Armour Cast scenics range which I painted as a cannonball leaving the barrel.





From Curt:Excellent work Sander! It's so refreshing to see 1806 Prussians. It seems that hardly anyone wants to collect them when they weren't complete rock stars, even though their uniforms and composition are very interesting (bicornes are awesome). I also really like the cannonball effect you achieved with the Armorcast add-on. Very cool. 
So, 8 points for each gun plus 4 for each crewman equals 80 points total. You must be coming very close to hitting your 200 point objective with your 1:72 duel with Ben. Well done!

16 comments:

  1. They look excellent! That cannonball effect really brings them to life.

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  2. Love them and that cannon ball is sooooo good

    Ian

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  3. I like the cannonball fx! Really nice and clean paint job! The cannon are great!

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  4. Excellent work Sander especially on figures so very small.

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  5. Early Prussians are great (to paint that is). Lovely work.

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  6. Nice one Sander, these are beautiful. And in bicornes too. Now that's a proper hat!

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  7. Well painted, sir, and an especially nice touch with the flying cannonball. Wouldn't like my head to be in front of that :-)

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  8. Excellent work! Those look great.

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  9. Very nice Sander, and the fact that your young son was involved makes them quite special. I just got the GMT Command and Colours Napoleonics Prussian expansion, and the blocks and stickers are much less interesting than your guns. I have looked in vain in the box for a Prussian plasma bolt cannon. I guess you're unique. ;)

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  10. Great work Sander. I am really enjoying painting 20mm stuff myself, and the idea of doing some 20mm Napoleonics is particularly intriguing...

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