Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Some mixed WIP

It's been a while, I've had the urge to build and paint however life has been quite hectic. I have managed a wee bit of progress. I have 2 projects on the go at the moment. 

Saxon light cavalry

I have around 13 finished now however I've jumped again.

As I have a whole lot of prussian artillery wagons on the go. Mostly the lovely Bluemoon vehicles with AB teams.

I've fallen in love with the little bluemoon wagons, a friend put me onto them and now I own Russian, French, Austrian as well as Prussian vehicles.
Here's hoping they do saxon soon!

OK that's me for the moment.
Happy wargaming!!!

31 comments:

Jonathan Freitag said...

Gorgeous Saxon light cav! Love the red and especially the wolf's teeth edging. Bluemoon wagons? The wagon teams look to have an AB provenance. Are the horses AB or Bluemoon?

Jacko said...

That Saxon looks great !

Phil said...

Nice, very nice looking wagons Paul!

valleyboy said...

Just what I didn't need Paul - more inspiration!!!! :-)
The horse furniture on the lights is superb and the artillery park a great idea

Just how do you do the traces?

paulalba said...

Thanks Jonathan, I've used AB teams with bluemoon vehicles. Didn't buyou any bluemoon teams. I have always played to use only 2 pairs on my limbers so as I have spare teams.

paulalba said...

Thanks jacko

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil!

Gary Amos said...

All good stuff. It's a shame the BM horses don't match up to the AB mounts because they do do some nice enough cavalry. The team drivers they make are pretty good. Anyway, on the great day I manage to get round to my teams, I think economics will drive me to BM.

paulalba said...

Thanks VB, 3 dteands of thin wire twisted through a pin vice.

paulalba said...

Hi Gary, I had collected a few AB prussian limbers already and thought 6 horse teams for storage and to prevent the Base from bending would be a little overkill. I always planned to make my own caisson if I didn't find any. Thankfully bluemoon have. I never looked at the bluemoon drivers I'm ashamed to say as I only wanted the wagons.

Rodger said...

Beautiful stuff there Paul. How could you not love Saxon!

Gonsalvo said...

The Saxon Dragoons are looking glorious, and the vehicles should be great as well!

paulalba said...

Thanks Peter, it's just getting the time to finish something.

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger, I was asked recently why I spend so much time on an army like the saxons? They are a great size, they were tough as old boots and look ace!

Francis Long said...

Superb stuff Paul. Quality as usual. I hope to deploy my Prussian limbers soon! My great uncle told my father the Saxons were fearsome opponents on the Western front in WW1. He survived to tell the tale. Love your Saxon light cavalry...

CAP said...

As always magnificent figures, excellently painted! The Chevauleger Saxons are great with incredible details so neatly painted. Congratulations and cordial greetings from the far south, Carlos.

Ray Rousell said...

Some truly stunning work, Paul. I don't know how you manage to pick the detail out, you must have real good eyes

paulalba said...

Oh ray your to kind buddy, need to finish them 1st. Might turn out rough. Eyes are changing now but still OK for the moment.

paulalba said...

Thank you Carlos, will be a while till I finish the saxons I think. They have nice very nice uniforms.

paulalba said...

Hi Francis, thanks very much buddy, I was looking at your artillery park recently. No idea how you did so many. nice story of your great uncles war experience. Frightening times!

Sgt Steiner said...

As annoyingly excellent as ever :-)

Furphy said...

Keep finding the time Paul to creat the magic 😉.
Regards Gav .

paulalba said...

Ah SgtS your kind words never stop lol

paulalba said...

Lol I'll try gav 🐷

paulalba said...

Lol I'll try gav 🐷

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ljr70 said...

wow!!! That saxon is gorgeous!!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much, will be a while till they are finished.

Craig (Beresford) said...

Beautiful work as always Paul. Gorgeous light cavalry, and the wagons look brilliant. What kind of wire do you use and from where do you source it?

paulalba said...

Thanks Craig, the wagons are sweet. I'll add stowage to the caissons once I get them further on. The wire is from inside a small alarm clock and I twisted a few strands together with a pin vice.

paulalba said...

Thanks Craig, the wagons are sweet. I'll add stowage to the caissons once I get them further on. The wire is from inside a small alarm clock and I twisted a few strands together with a pin vice.