Friday, 8 August 2014

British 6 lb Cannon American Revolution

Hello all,
I know two posts in a month, my word I'm spoiling you ! heres the 6lb cannon I promised you . although looking at the close ups there a couple of things to change like the lad who seems to be able to look left and right at the same time .
  The Royal Artillery at the time was painted a colour called lead grey that a blue grey, I have seen pictures of renactors cannon painted light grey so I built up the greys then glazed them with blue grey and I'm pretty happy with the results some cannon people paint are very blue but that's not my taste. The crew were painted light Prussian blue with added intense blue in a number of glazes and for some added highlights grey blue. I am moving away from strong colour contrasts and trying to go a bit more subtle I know people like them to pop on the table but a lot of the time the uniforms bear little resemblance to the actual uniforms.
I did try making a bucket for the gun so they could swab it out but my efforts were way behind my imagination ! That's about it for now in the end I ordered some Dragoons to represent the 16th and 17th Dragoons just three mounted and six unmounted with six Militia that I will show as loyalist .
  Thanks for taking a look as always I hope your projects are going well .
  Regards Furphy.