Sunday, October 5, 2014

British Royal Artillery Southern Dress 6 pounder


I'll go back to my summer vacation pictures soon, but for now it's a return to AWI miniatures. This is a British Royal Artillery crew in Southern campaign dress loading a 6 pounder cannon. I really like the British Southern campaign uniforms and so plan on doing some more in the future both artillery and infantry. The uniform wasn't to complex so the crew painted up fairly quickly, but the artillery piece itself took longer as all the bits just take time to do as I've found to be the case with all artillery.

After visiting Brandywine plus reading through the scenario's in the BP Rebellion supplement sure has motivated me to continue on with my AWI project so expect more of this period to follow....as a matter of fact I have an almost completed American regiment that will feature some of the new plastics where I give my opinion on it for those interested soon.

Thanks for viewing!:-)
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49 comments :

  1. Chris as always you did an awesome paintjob and I can't wait to have a closer look next time we meet.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick and looking forward to our next game.:-)

      Christopher

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  2. Looks good. I trained on the 3lb gun in my reenactment unit as a member of 4th Battalion, Royal Artillery, attached to 2nd Battalion, 84th Regiment, Royal Highland Emigrants. I also fired 12lb and 32lb guns as a member of the 3rd Brigade, Royal Artillery at the Halifax Citadel, when I was a university student.

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    1. Thank you Irish and an interesting background of your yourself.

      Christopher

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  3. Hello Chris, your AWI Collection is steadily growing and now you've again added anotier excellent piece of work! It will surely add to the fire power of your red coats😉

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    1. Thank you very much Sascha! I actually think I'm getting somewhere now with my AWI collection, but still need to do a few more things to really kick things off.

      Christopher

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  4. Impressive little piece - compliments on hitting that grey color for the gun spot on, and for throwing in a few boulders in the basing theme. Might venture an experiment with that too, looks cracking!

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    1. Thank you very much BP! Yes, I think Foundry got the right colour with their British gun grey. I like rocks on my base and I recommend giving it a try.

      Christopher

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  5. Certainly a different uniform than the norm, beautifully painted as well!!

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  6. Lovely painting Christopher, very eye catching subtle shades on the gun.

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    1. Thank you Paul and it I think Foundry's British gun grey hits the mark.

      Christopher

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  7. Oh gosh, how natural looks.
    I looked my blog list, saw small picture before when I make large size
    and I thought, these are genuine

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    1. Thank you that's very kind of you to say that.

      Christopher

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  8. Those uniforms are smart looking and the blue and white looks nice.

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  9. Superb painting Christopher, and as usual I'm equally impressed by your beautiful basing. Very nice indeed!

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    1. Thank you very much Jonas on all counts!

      Christopher

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  10. You learn something new every day, I always thought in this period British uniform was redcoat through and through!!!
    Great painting and basing.

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    1. Thank you Chris and if you start adding Loyalist units then it's gets even more colourful.

      Christopher

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    2. Hi Chrisfigures! Artillerists in Western armies almost always wore blue, usually faced with red. British, French, Hessian, Brunswick, Prussian, and American artillerists. Gunners were sort of an international guild, or had remnants of that culture, which is why they had similarity in uniforms

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  11. Beautiful artillery and crew, Christopher!

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  12. Fantastic scenery - magnificient painting and outstanding composition on the pictures. Great!!
    Peter

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  13. Awesome artillery stand Christopher! Lovely base work too!

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  14. Christopher that is a wonderful strand, top quality Sir.

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    1. Thank you kindly Michael I appreciate that.

      Christopher

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  15. Splendid, excllent work on the photos and great paint work!

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  16. Very nicely done Christopher, cracking job!

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  17. Beautiful brushwork on the gun and crew, Christopher! Your photography is really to notch too.

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  18. Lovely painting, basing and posing too, Christopher! These fellows must be some of the more stylish artillerymen of their era. I really like the look of them.

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    1. Thank you kindly Monty I'm glad you do!

      Christopher

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  19. Lovely work Christopher. I HATE working on guns as they're usually so fiddly (but they look great once they're finally finished).

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    1. Thank you very Curt! Yes Horses and artillery are a pain, but pay off in the end.

      Christopher

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  20. Again perfect brush works, my friend.

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  21. I am not surprised and very pleased to seeing you do more AWI after your battleground visits Christopher. Your right, the Southern crew do paint up a lot quicker but I can see you have put the extra work in with the gun carriage. Superb painting all round and finished off with some great basing.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat and your right AWI is towards the front of my painting cue at all times at the moment.:-)

      Christopher

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