Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

American Civil War: Confederates (22)

Following on from the 10lbr Rifle that I finished last week is another Confederate artillery piece, this time a 12lbr Howitzer also from the  Perry Miniatures American Civil War Artillery set.

We are playing a Longstreet campaign and one of my batteries has just acquired an howitzer, so it was a good excuse to get one painted.

On this model #2 is just about to put the shell in the barrel while #1 stands ready with the rammer to send it home. #3 is blocking the vent while #4 stands ready to attach the lanyard. You can do some nice dynamic poses with these Perry plastics.

Looking at the pictures though I did note that some dust had stuck to the rammers hat and made an unsightly string when the dull-cote was applied, fortunately I was able to pick this off so no damage done.

I'm making slow but steady progress with the painting these past few days, but hope to have another update by the weekend.

This gun represents another contribution to my total over at the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.