|AE-12 British Crew Firing (left) and AE-11 British Crew Loading, both with AE-3 British 6-pdr.|
I have posted a few pictures of some of the new Fife & Drum artillery equipment and the British and Continental artillery crews, showing how they look painted. I had hoped to get these beauties into a game soon, but they will have to make a first stop in the UK, where I am sending them to be photographed for inclusion in our new web site (to be announced soon). The pictures are OK, but Henry Hyde is a better photographer than I am and we want to put the best possible pictures on the web site. Each stock number will be accompanied by a picture of the painted figure that you will be purchasing.
|AE-14 American Crew Firing with AE-1 French 4-pdr Valliere cannon.|
I really like the way that the French 4-pounder turned out. It is the equivalent of about a British 6-pounder in cannonball weight because the French pound was larger than the English pound measurement in those days. I black primed the cannon and used a base coat of "clotted red blood" and then did some highlights and wood grains with a common red paint. The iron fittings are painted black and then highlighted with a mixture of black and flesh paint, to give me a black highlight. The crew were grey primed.
|AE-14 Firing Crew with AE-1 French 4-pdr|
|AE-13 American Crew Loading with AE-2 American-cast 6-pdr.|