Dated: August 25, 2009
Finally I have found some time to prep some of the new HäT testshots. I assumed it would be nice to do a work in progress shoot for the ETS Pages so here we go! The subjects involved are Late War Artillery sets for the USA and France. Both include a 75mm gun and caisson but my testshots only included one for the Americans. Funnily enough I will use my gun for the French as I will paint the American set up as Commonwealth troops and give them metal British guns.
Here are the sets as I got them and after cleaning up.
The French set:
The American set (including the gun and caisson in a phase of semi-completion):
The top row of each photo shows the limber riders and traindrivers. Each artillery set will include the appropriate riders and drivers but a separate set of limber and horse teams will be released later.
The bottom two rows are made up of the gun crews themselves as you can see.
Here you can see the riders and drivers impaled and ready to receive the usual black basecoat:
Well work is progressing steadily. I have begun painting the French limber riders and drivers and I have based the 'ground crews' and gun/ caisson as you can see below.
The above are pictures of the front and back of the French crew
And of course these photo's show the American (ANZAC in my case) artillery crews.
Last but certainly not least some shots of the Caisson and gun assembly.
By now you will have noticed that although these figures are testshots, I have based them for wargaming. I used to put my painted test figures onto specially made bases but since I have ran out of my supply and they take up loads of space in my cabinets I decided to use the figures in my wargames armies right away.
Keep watching this space for the painted figures!
Mr. Sander van Straeten
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