Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Prussian Horse Artillery Caisson

Life continues to be pretty busy however in my spare time I have slowly pushed on with my Prussian artillery vehicle project.

So the 1st of my artillery park finished is a caisson for my horse artillery batteries.

As mentioned before the vehicle is from the relatively new Bluemoon Prussian range and is really lovely. The drivers are from AB, I had consciously decided a number of years ago to only use a 4 horses team for each of my AB limbers, with the thought of converting Prussian support vehicles this left me spare drivers.

I'm so happy that bluemoon decided to do the support vehicles as they have given me so much inspiration.

For the horse caisson drivers following advice from the lads on FB I decided to add a litewka plus the leatherwork and fittings the horse drivers may have worn. This was added with greenstuff and hasn't come out to badly. 

The caisson was painted with my trusty humbrol Prussian blue lightend with an old grey I have kept over the years so my Prussian vehicles all match.  

The traces were made with twisted thin wire threads and were superglued into holes I drilled at the attachment points. I then created attachment loops and harness with greenstuff. 

I may use this week guy as my profile pic sometime?

All in all a nice little project, the traces were the tricky bit but I think worth it.

I hope everyone is finding some time to paint their toys.

Happy Wargaming!

39 comments:

Big Andy said...

That is fine work indeed.. Dammed impressive.
Andy OGUK

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

What a wonderful model! Aren't support vehicles of various kinds a fascinating diversion from the usual horse, foot, and guns?

Best Regards,

Stokes

Кирилл said...

Wow! Very cool!

Rodger said...

Absolutely beautiful work!

Francis Long said...

Brilliant! I think some caissons dotted around are a fabulous addition.

Phil said...

Awesome, stunning brushwork Paul!
cheers,

Samuli S said...

That's some impressive work Paul!

Phil said...

Incredible and beautiful details! As always...

Ray Rousell said...

I still can't work out how you paint on so much detail on your 15's!!

Furphy said...

Cracking brush and conversion work Paul 😍.
Regards Gav .

Matt said...

Very impressive looking result.

Rupert Lane said...

Absolutely marvellous! Resupply rules?! Fantastic traces. Which are the leather bits you refer to that weren't already on the model?

Jonathan Freitag said...

Lovely work, Paul!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Jonathan!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Andy, beautiful little kits you guys are producing. Keeping my fingers crossed for saxon limbers, caisson, guns etc. Saxon raabe guns are some of the most unique of the period not to mention the regimental gun for russian.

paulalba said...

They certainly are Stokes, my favourite parts to our minifig collection from years ago are our french caissons my brother did.

paulalba said...

Thank you very much!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much a Rodger!!!

paulalba said...

Absolutely Francis, every battlefield should have them. Thanks!

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil, I really enjoyed doing this 1! Good to see you on YouTube!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Samuli!

paulalba said...

Merci Phil, you checked out the Bluemoon wagons yet? There are a lot of generic ones that maybe be able to be used in other periods. A lotta nice kit.

paulalba said...

Merci Phil, you checked out the Bluemoon wagons yet? There are a lot of generic ones that maybe be able to be used in other periods. A lotta nice kit.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ray, just love the little dudes I think?

paulalba said...

Much appreciated Gav, glad you like it brother!

paulalba said...

Thanjs Matt, good to see you back in the blogishere!

paulalba said...

Many thanks Ru, all the white belts, buckles plus attachment on the litewka and the litewka skirts.

paulalba said...

Many thanks Ru, all the white belts, buckles plus attachment on the litewka and the litewka skirts.

Chasseur said...

Beautiful work Paul! :)

Rupert Lane said...

Oh wow! I thought you meant limber / horse harnessing. That's even more impressive. Well done again!

Scotsgrey said...

Outstanding!

paulalba said...

Thanks Des, hope you guys are keeping your naps running at the club.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much chasseur!

paulalba said...

Was quite easy Ru, just seems a lot. Did a bit of work on the harness and vehicle metal as well as the traces.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much chasseur!

vonpeterhimself said...

Very cool Paul. They'll add to the spectacle of the game.

It's always a tough decision to invest time in such projects when there are fighting men to paint as well.

Salute
von Peter himself

paulalba said...

Thanks VPaul, yes I know, I started outo with great inspirations and intentions and still love them however the mind flicks to battalion and Cavalry Regiments I can be painting, that may not be a bad thing right enough.

Francis Long said...

I find myself at 12noon on a Monday, when I ought to be working, staring at Paul's blog and superb figures. I have mixed emotions. A tinge of sadness in the fact that I will never be able to paint as well as this, combined with a feeling of awe. I've looked at a lot of blogs (still can't work out how to link to other blogs/add to favourites, because I am so pathetic when it comes to IT) and I have yet to see anyone paint 15mm so well. Perhaps Franznap's 20mm…. I can't even paint my 20mm Naps to even close.

The great thing about Paul's blog is that as it covers so many countries and figures, it works brilliantly as a reference point. I would love to see the whole of Paul's collection displayed on the table. Priceless. It is a labour of love, and an obsession for many, but such creativity should never be scoffed at. My wife teases me with my "little men" but such collections is an art form in itself and should be celebrated. Sure, many may prefer the "online versions" of gaming, but there is no substitute for quality work and a lifetimes achievement.

paulalba said...

Francis you are far to kind buddy. It's really encouraging to get support from fellow gamers on our collection. I really appreciate your kind comment!