perjantai 28. helmikuuta 2014

Painting Challenge entry 13: ACW Union Cavalry and Artillery

I finally got my cavalry and artillery units finished for our ACW campaign. Luckily the game got postponed so these are easily in time for the new date. After these guys I still have 5 regular infantry and 2 zouave regiments left. They are not needed for the first few games though so it might take a bit of time to get them done.

Nothing special to say about the painting. Coloured basecoat and then just adding details. 5 Artillery batteries with their limbers, 2 mounted and 4 dismounted cavalry units and 3 command stands. These are quite fun to do as you can build sort of mini dioramas quite easily without the bases starting to look too crowded. Like the destroyed cannon on one of the artillery bases. It was broken in the bag when it arrived from Baccus so I just decided to use some casualty figures around it to create a slightly battered battery :) I guess I should try building some walls etc. on some of the bases to show the troops being in cover.


I tried a different background with the photos this time. A black background instead of the regular light grey or the scenic base that I normally use. Seems to bring out the colours quite nicely and finding proper settings for the camera was easy. Might use these instead of the grey backgrounds in the future as I like the effect more.



6 kommenttia:

  1. That's some nice work especially considering the tiny scale. I really love the work you put into these limbers.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thanks! The Baccus 6mm's are really wonderful to work with. Still amazed at the amount of detail in them

      Poista
  2. I too really applaud your great work with these guys - I think 6mm allows you to bring a sense of dynamism through diorama basing. You've certainly achieved that! The black background works very nicely for the pics.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you Paul! Basework and building small dioramas really comes into play with 6mm. Without that they would just look dull. I've been thinking about adding small trees etc. to the next batches. We'll see

      Poista