The double arc piece looks beautiful in the online catalogue but it is fussy to put together and was a royal pain in the tush. The bits are fine and easily bent and it pushed my modelling skills envelope. The double arc is still not right but it'll have to do. On this piece the crew are just about to place a new breech block in place, and one crewman has a ready charge set to go. The breech block was set in place then wedged in using wedge and a heavy mallet (lovely brute force tech).
I like the pose of the captain who seems to be trying to explain orders to a rather dense set of crewmen.
|Ok pay attention lads, here's the plan. Ray, I need you to focus over here. Ray....|
I waffle back and forth on texturing my bases, as I am normally too impatient and want to get on with the next unit. This time I added texture in the form of glued on railway ballast before painting the base and adding foliage. Not sure if it was worth the extra time or not.
Two guns plus a total of 8 crewmen gives me 60 points methinks.
Nice! I love the look of these guns Peter. I definitely have to get me one or two for my collection. I really like the brick red paintwork of the double arc culvern and, as you say, the crew look great servicing the gun.
To be honest, I'm not sure if I'm entirely convinced with your green foam groundwork Peter. Sure, it does the trick, but I don't think it flatters the work you put into your figures. Have you tried acrylic texture gel? I find it to be a wonderful product and it makes basework so much easier than the traditional tallus, flock and diluted white glue approach. Let me know and we could try it sometime on one of your upcoming entries.
60 Points to add to your lead in our Renaissance Men Duel. I have to get going here or I'm going to get stomped...