Sunday, 23 December 2018

From PaulSS - 28mm Confederate Artillery battery (90 points)


Well here goes for my first ever post on the Painting Challenge, rather a nervy moment for the old chap!

This submission in a battery of Confederate American Civil War artillery from the Perry Miniatures Artillery set. The battery comprises two 12lb Napoleon cannon and a Howitzer and shall be joining my ever-growing ACW collection. This battery allows me to now field both sides for a Longstreet campaign.


I was up at 0500 on Friday morning so that I could get the base-coats and wash on these before I went to work, Friday evening saw the first six crew and the guns highlighted while yesterday I finished off the last six crew members and did the basing yesterday.

An early alarm call this morning meant I could give them a blast of dull-coat and get them photographed for this entry.


If I understand the scoring correctly - please let me know if I made any newbie errors - this is 12 x 28mm foot and 3 x 28mm crew served weapons for 90pts. 

Hopefully, this shall give me points in both the Squirrel and North & South Duels.


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First, welcome to the Painting Challenge Paul! We're delighted to have you in with our happy mob.

Wow, for a newbie, Paul, you've certainly opened with an impressive salvo - with figures to match!

These Rebs and their guns look absolutely terrific. GregB and I both share an irrational aversion to painting artillery, so count me impressed with your entry here. I particularly like your brushwork on the gun carriages - they really look ace.

These three gun crew will give you 90 points. Not a bad way to break into the standings, not bad at all. Again, welcome aboard Paul.


21 comments:

  1. Welcome on board. This is a great start, they look really great

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  2. Lovely work Paul and welcome to the Challenge. I’ve been admiring your figures and projects for a number of years and it’s great to have you on board.

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  3. Great looking guns and crews!
    Best Iain

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  4. Great kick off in the Challenge Scrivs! Super looking unit.

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  5. Terrific stuff, they really do look the business. What a great start!!!

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  6. The first of many I'd wager - great stuff Paul!

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  7. Lovely painting and basing, welcome aboard!

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  8. A great start to the Challenge Paul!

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  9. Nice work Paul, I love the irregular look of the crews.

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  10. Very nice looking artillery Paul!

    Christopher

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  11. Thank you all, and thanks too for all the kind welcome messages.

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  12. Welcome aboard, Paul! Very spiffy work on the gun battery. I like the varied uniform and the arty looks well used. I have a slow growing collection intended for Miners Creek, but I'm replacing the participants with more esoteric and notable ACW regiments. I'll define try bookmark this for the arty treatment!

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