Sunday, August 12, 2018

Victrix British Artillery Completed

Greetings all. Just finished up the Victrix British Artillery set. Still need to base the limbers, but the main pieces are done.
From left to right: 5.5 inch Howitzer, 6 Pounder and 9 Pounder.
Apparently, the 9 Pounder wasn't in use in the Peninsular. The crew for this gun is in the post 1812 uniform with "Belgic" shako.
The bases are 85x55mm, so the crew fit around the guns quite snugly. I wanted them to have minimal fooprints for gaming.
The French batteries are now also on 85x55mm bases.
I may get a French Horse Artillery battery later. The British already have a couple of RHA.
Still have the British Light Dragoons and French Chasseurs a Cheval to work on - but I may start on a set of Perry French foot first. Thank you very  much for visiting, and wishing you all the best!

45 comments:

  1. oh, what a awesome battery!
    Super work!

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  2. Very nice paint work - very authentic.

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  3. They look mighty fine indeed Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. Warm regards, Dean

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  4. Nice work Dean, let's hope they see some action soon

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    1. Thanks, Scrivs. At Enfilade! in May for sure...if not sooner.

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  5. wow - these are fantastic.

    I painted up a set of the Victrix British arty for the War of 1812 and really liked the minis. Of course when compared to yours mine look like they were painted with water colors while outside in a rain storm.

    Superb painting, as always!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, Miles. Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. Lovely work, I agree with going for the smaller footprint.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and interest, Norm. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Brilliant British artillery Dean!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Mike! A nice kit with 3 guns and crew can't be beat. Best regards, Dean

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  8. Superb Artillery battery. I do like the base sizes as well. Will make them easier to use on the tabletop.

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    1. Thank you much, Simon! Yes, these were built for gaming in mind. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Appreciate the compliment. Kind regards, Dean

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  10. They are beautiful, Dean! I like your contrast between shade and highlight. They really pop.

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    1. Ah, you're too kind, Scott. Thank you very much for your compliments. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, David. God willing, they'll be at Fix Bayonets next month, and then Enfilade! Next May. Kind regards, Dean

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  12. Great looking British artillery! Lovely finish!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you very much, Iain. Had to get a matching set to oppose the French guns. Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Superb Dean, like the closeness of the basing makes the crew look like they are in the line if fire.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thank you kindly, Ross. The trickiest fitting was with the crews manhandling the guns. Best regards, Dean

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  14. Excellent work as always Dean. Looks like they stepped out of a painting.

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    1. Ah, shucks, you're too kind, Jake. Thank you very much. Warm regards, Dean

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  15. Those look superb Dean! Artillery batteries always seem to take a lot of assembly and painting (and then arranging to get them looking just right). These certainly look just right -the basing is superb too!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, Jason. I am happy that I was able to cram them all onto the bases.;) Warm regards, Dean

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  16. Fantastic work on these. Colors and the shading are spot on. Splendid!

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    1. Thank you very much, Allan. I used Vallejo Dark Prussian Blue for the base color, and high lighted by adding a little white to the blue. Warm regards, Dean

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  17. Lovely work on the artillery, Victrix make great figures in my view 😀

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Yes, I agree and the latter releases, like the Middle Guard and French Artillery improved on the earlier ones; mainly in durability for gaming and ease of painting IMO. Regards, Dean

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  18. You're a machine! Great work, Dean.

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    1. Thank you very much, Robert! Interesting, I was thinking about how long I take between picking up a brush. Seems I work in bursts/spurts. Lately I only seem to be able to paint on weekends and not touch projects between the weekdays. Just too distracted with other things. Hopefully get on the Perry French foot tomorrow. Warmest regards, Dean

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  19. Useful...and beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you, Phil! Yes, I needed some arty for some games coming up. Warm regards, Dean

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  20. That’s quite some ordnance you‘ve got there! Very well done Dean.

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind words, much appreciated. Warm regards, Dean

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