Sunday, 30 April 2017

Prussian Heavy Limbers

Sorry for my lack of activity around the blogging world. I've kept myself busy painting my toys. Had a wee break from Napoleonics and did a number of 28mm War of the Roses figures from front rank, excellent figures and loads of fun. However I'm back to Napoleonics and I've finished a few bits for my Prussian army.  

1st items I've finished are a couple of AB foot artillery limbers and guns. I've now complete 4 of the 6 AB and Bluemoon artillery vehicles I started.

For the uniform blues I have moved over from foundry to Andrea and Vallejo paints and I'm really enjoying the blends they are giving me. The Andrea blues in particular you give a lovely mat finish and mixed with the Vallejo blues give some lovely rich blues.

Goes without saying how lovely the AB Prussian artillery drivers, limber and guns are. Lots of detail to paint and very enjoyable.

I messed up when purchasing my Prussian limbers long ago, only buying heavy limbers (4) and no regular limbers 😊 however I'm not gonna order anymore, I don't think anyone would really notice or care if I have heavy limbers towing medium guns. Anyhow I'll continue to plug on with the collection. I have 2 Prussian caissons to finish off that are already based up and 50% painted and I've also completed a reserve battalion that I'll share soon.

I've also started a new Saxon battalion. A bit of a nightmare to clean up so I broke from my usual habit of cleaning and priming everything before starting painting proper and just got around half cleaned up before I cracked on. 8 down 24 to go.

Hope everyone is doing fine and enjoying our hobby.

All the best and happy wargaming!!!
Paul

34 comments:

Stryker said...

Paul those limbers are simply superb - well done!

Chasseur said...

Beautiful work Paul!

Gonsalvo said...

Superb limbers and teams, Paul!

Rodger said...

Excellent work on the Prussians Paul! The Saxons look great too.

Phil said...

Top notch job as always...

James MacCraggs said...

Fantastic!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Agreed with the previous comments. Great stuff! You can't go wrong with Saxons, and there is something especially fascinating about limbers and other vehicles and teams of horses in miniature. I could look at photos of these items all day. The new colors are indeed wonderfully rich.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Neil Moulden said...

I don't know, using the wrong limbers. It's just a small step to Napoleonic zombies then your lost. lol. Great stuff Paul.

Francis Long said...

Great work Paul. Such a high standard of craftsmanship.

Quick question…I'm doing a Bavarian battery and wondered if a Prussian limber and caisson would be appropriate? (I'm more restricted with 20mm) Or perhaps an Austrian limber and Prussian caisson….I'm uncertain which would be best? Hope you can help? Francis.

Sir Able Brush said...

Love the limbers - in fact the heavy ones had more battlefiueld presence - they're better.

Ken said...

The limbers look very business like!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Beautiful work yet again Paul!

Christopher

Colbourne said...

Looking good as always! i must admit I do like the Vallejo paints. I took a break from Napoleonics for a while too, hope to get back into it again soon. thanks for the continued inspiration.

Rupert Lane said...

Gorgeous battlefield eye candy. Good to have your blogs back, YouTube doesn't let you salivate over individual photos in the same way :-)

vonpeterhimself said...

Great squared additions to your army Paul. Great to have these models in your army and great quality of work on the models.

Salute
von Peter himself

valleyboyinnz said...

Great Stuff Paul, the problem is you just get the rest of us wanting to copy this sort of thing when we've already got enough to do!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much VB, oh it's the same with everyone. I'm seeing austrians, Russians and so many more painted up online that have me itching 😊

paulalba said...

Thanks very much VP, it's good to have them finished off. Nice pieces all round.

paulalba said...

Very kind of you Ru, need to sort out my progress on blogger. I have a few more items to post up.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Colbourne, yeah we all need a little naps break now and again. Thanks for your kind words!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Chridtopher, sorry I've not been around the blogosphere much, yourself and Giles were a big part in getting me into the blogging world.

paulalba said...

Thank Ken, how are you doing???

paulalba said...

Thanks Able Brush, I'll keep that in mind. Sounds a good excuse for me to use Re their presence over light limbers

paulalba said...

Thanks Francis, to be honest I can't rememberemember on bavarians it's been so long since I started my project. I remember that after the 1809 campaign bavaria was gifted acomplete set of Austrian artillery caissons but wouldn't have been throughout their artillery arm. I think I converted an austrian limber for mine but it was so long ago I cant remember what they are like. Sorry

paulalba said...

Lol this maybe true, slippery slope! Thanks!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Mr Stokes, I've always loved the look of little gun. Stems from ship models as a kid. Something cute about them.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much James, very kind!

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil, much appreciated!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger! I need to get more of the men in white finished 😑

paulalba said...

Thankyou veey much Peter, hope you prussians are coming on well !!!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Mark, been enjoying your badener!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Ian, lots more to do too. Very nice mix of AB and Bluemoon.

paulalba said...

Hi Francis, I asked on the napoleonic wargamer website for you. The chaps push towards Franznap for conversion possibilities from french. I think they do separate heads. There were mentions of British royal hors artillery limber with austrian guns. I'll get a copy of the text for you and post it here. If your on facebook you could join "the napoleonic wargamer" group and see the posting.

Francis Long said...

Thanks Paul. That is very helpful. Sounds fairly flexible…so long as it looks good! Yours always do!

Best wishes.