Thursday, 8 December 2016

Oh Krupp!

Today I have finished 2 Krupp field guns and 8 crew. 4 Crew for each gun. I did have to email another blogger to make sure the colour of the gun carriage and gun barrels were correct. It was a bit of a surprise when he said they were. Well I always think the worst and expect to be wrong so I was delighted to be on this occasion correct!

Clearly these are Egyptian Army Krupp's and Egyptian crew. The white uniforms and red fezzes indicate that. I am not sure if Matt has any Mahdi Crew for the guns time I am sure will tell. And if so I look forward to painting them.

The Guns were easy to put together, 4 pieces. 2 wheels, 1 Barrel and one gun carriage. So assembly was reasonably swift and straightforward. Painting was also straightforward, the guns were a simple grey and the crew were painted first cream and then hi-lighted sufficient times to reach a white top coat. So as figure painting goes very straightforward with no complications.


As I said I would do a group shot of them all the last 2 pics are just that, these 2 guns and crews and the previously painted mounted officers.

So with luck I will be able to get some of my own done ready for a Saturday post.... Probably a pair of Wolf Runners for Secrets of he Third Reich! But I may well get sidetracked.

So take care, have fun and paint like crazy when you get a spare moment.

All the Best Clint




20 comments:

  1. You have been busy. I do hope you post some more SOTR figures soon.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I only have one more SotTr figure finished so far. I hope to have another by Saturday.

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    1. Thank you Fran. To Krupp or not to Krupp that is the question. And if you do Krupp make sure it is cleaned up afterwards

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  3. Lovely work on the white uniforms, Clint, simply lovely. Nice to hear the "SotTR" mojo is going strong too :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon. Best not JINX the mojo by talking about it. But I do hope to have 2 wolf runners finished by Saturday.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, I always have mixed feelings when I finish a batch of figures. Both joy and sadness at the same time.

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    1. Thank you Dave. I really appreciate the email regarding the colour of the carriages. I hope I have done them justice.

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  6. Excellent......Impressive level of production moving towards the holiday season😀

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    1. Thank you Matt. For a while my painting Mojo has been only at about 65% and It I slowly increasing at the moment all ready to decline again in a few weeks. Fingers crossed it will not decrease though.

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  7. Fezz light artillery awesome! Loving these

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    1. Thank you Simon. Dr Who made it official when he said "Fezzes are Cool!"

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  8. Interesting that you paint up from a cream colour to finally get a white. I've always used a dirty 'off white' and built up from that, but your guys look very good.
    Good to see the group shot - there does look a lot of them!

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    1. Thanks Joe sometimes I work up from a light grey but mostly from a cream. But as long as we achieve a result that we (the painter) are happy with it is all good.

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    1. Thank you David. I am sure there are more to come but probably NOT for a few more posts.

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