Friday, 29 April 2016

The Guns of the South

While my 54mm ACW forces expanded significantly last year with the acquisition of some Deetail figures, I was still short of artillery.  Well painted artillery at any rate.  Thus a couple of weekends ago I was rummaging in a box of figures in search of some of the Armies In Plastic artillery sets I bought in the aftermath of 2013's Gettysburg game.  The AIP guns are heavy siege weapons - 24 and 30 pounders.  They are nice models moulded in a grey/green plastic, so all I did with them was paint the barrels in either black or dark gunmetal.
So on to the crews.  I was unable to resist painting all the kepis in red - just like the old Swoppet ACW gunners!  The others wear slouch hats in either grey or black.

The emplacements are from the AIP trench sets and are as yet unpainted.



10 comments:

peter said...

Fantastic looking artillery Tim! Like them!

Greetings
Peter

Phil said...

Very impressive...and beautiful!

Don M said...

Two very nice pieces of ordnance....)

Rodger said...

Very very nice!

Tim Gow said...

Peter
Thanks - I'm pleased with them.

Tim Gow said...

Phil
Thanks - very kind of you.

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Spoken like a gunner!

Tim Gow said...

Rodger
A few more Rebs still to come. And then the other lot.

Stephen Beat said...

Once again, Mr. G, you are turning out some very smart looking models. You are in danger of losing your title of 'King of Fudge'! ;)

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
I think that's a title I'd be glad to not have! Rest assured that the paintwork is still very wobbly but the two coats of gloss varnish makes it look a lot better!