Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

French Caisson team

This is other of those long ago started projects which i wanted to finish off this week. This is a nice Front Rank set of the Gribeauval artillery caisson and horse team. All were excellent casts - the horses in particular i thought were actually the best Front Rank ones I have dealt with. These have been completed with full oil painting - not just a rub, but actually using the medium fully with other mixed colours to provide shade and highlight. One of the reasons it had been parked so long was I had left it alone to dry and then got distracted by cowboys.








 Nice to see it finally completed. I think the winter period will see a lot more Napoleonic it's drawing me back - if there is one era you can't beat for colourful lads its this!

33 comments:

  1. Awesome work, simply amazing !

    Keep that high standard i really love it

    greets
    Jay

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  2. nicely done! May I ask where you found the base? It's pretty tough to find such dimensions - I myself wish to base my Guard 12-pounder artillery train (6 horses).

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    1. Thanks . The base is home made cut from 1.5mm birch ply which i have large sheets of.

      I would suggest you contact wwww.warbases.co.uk and ask them to custom make you a mdf nases to your own size, they are very helpful

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  3. Dave that is very impresive and looking forward to more of yur Naps work. I also second your recomendation

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian , got some good Napoleonic lined up , just need need to clear a few older projects out.

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  4. Excellent work - love the vibrant colors. Great backdrop for the photos too. Best, Dean

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  5. That is a great paint job. I will model my next caisson on this.

    John

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    1. Thanks John, look forward to seeing it..

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  6. Lovely stuff Dave! Nice and vibrant.

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    1. i know , blues, reds, greens!! i do like a bit of colour!

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  7. Fantastic; it is a very nice work.

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    1. Thanks Jusn, very pleased with it myself

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  8. Excellent work Dave, what colour did you use on the green cassion?

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    1. Thanks Pat the base is Humbrol 227 , then has lighter detail painted in with mix of Vallejo Flat Green and Golden Olive , then a bit of deep green run around the deeper areas.

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  9. Great job Dave,
    Although I like your cowboys I do like your naps more.

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  10. Great work Dave. Its the little touches like this that really bring an army to life!

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    1. Agree it's nice to see more unusual model. Thanks Scott

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  11. Very nice! Great figures and lovely painting

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  12. Fantastic work Dave.

    Excellent painting and I really like the Front-Rank Caisson too.

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    1. Thanks Kawe, told there was more Naploeonics in the pipeline

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Work in hand

The RULES!

No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.


On the PAINTING TABLE
10mm ACW

On the PREPATION table.
10mm Mamelukes

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff