Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

American Civil War: Confederates (23)

This weekend I finished off another artillery piece from the Perry Miniatures artillery set that I've been working my way through.

This time the gun is modelled as a 3-inch rifle.

The barrels are solid cast, but I drill out a few millimetres  with a pin vice to make them look a little less flat.

On this one I even remembered to paint and add the bucket that comes on the frame, very handy if you are a gunner!

This crew is all posed as if they are re-positioning the piece to face a new target, #1 and #2 manouver the wheels while #3 hauls on the hand-spike and the #4 coordinates the efforts.

All are painted in a common uniform, a base-coat of VMC Basalt Grey for the kepi and coats and a base-coat of VMC Neutral Grey for the trousers.

I do think that doing the guns one at a time is much more easier than trying to do all three in the battery at once.