Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Artillery powder cart

This is the latest pack to be released by Perry Miniatures. It is a powder cart that can be used for either side. I do not know if British wagons were painted blue-grey like the artillery pieces themselves, but I wanted this to be usable for both sides anyway (what's the military/wargaming term for "unisex"....?). The cart itself was painted with the 3-colour Foundry "Spearshaft" palette over a base coat of GW's "Scorched Brown" washed with dark brown ink. The wood grain effect is easy to do as it is largely sculpted into the metal. The horse was painted using the Foundry "Chestnut" palette over a base coat of Foundry "Bay Brown B"; white was added to "Chestnut C" for the final highlight (no dry-brushing was involved). The mane and tail were painted with the Foundry "Boneyard" palette and a couple of brown ink washes, with pure white then used on the bottom of the tail (if you look at pale coloured horses' tails you can see that the bottom of them is often quite a bit lighter than the top). This is a neat little set - with the earlier limber and ammunition cart it makes an effective artillery train.

Painted August 2007.


Stokes Schwartz said...

Hello there Giles,

I agree -- This is an interesting piece for you to add o your collection. It's amazing the color variations one can achieve with "brown". The horse is particularly nice.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

I like this miniature and your painting.I purchased this as well.