David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Light Ordnance base completed.

I’ve managed to complete the groundwork and vegetation on my base of light ordnance for my Italian Wars project. The gun is the TAG light ordnance piece and the crew is from the Neapolitan/Spanish listing. The mantlets are from Wargames Foundry and the base from Warbases. I thought the mantlets should be a bit of a feature, hence the red and yellow colour scheme. For the bare wood I used Foundry Spearshaft with a wash of their Brown Ink. I am really enjoying painting for this project, the figures are really paint friendly and the riot of colour is fun to work with. Anyhow, you can make up your own mind I’m sure ~


I’m working on three mounted TAG figures now as a command base for the whole Papal States army.  I’ll hope to finish them next week. Why so long, you ask? Well, we have the plasterer and decorators in over the next fortnight so things are a bit disrupted. Not least GHQ, which is now a furniture and picture store!

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  1. Nice looking and composed piece your eminence, like the yellow and red on the skulking pieces.

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  2. Lovely looking gun, crew and the mantlets work really well, it's a great little diorama!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, it was fun to do.

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  3. Inspiring and wonderful job...It would not surprise me that my next artillery unit looks like this one... if I can!

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    1. I am sure you will produce an equally good, if not better, piece Phil.

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  4. gorgeous David. Be great to see your Papal host on the table soon.

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    1. Thanks Colin, but GHQ is currently a furniture and picture store while we are plastered and decorated! Next month, perhaps...

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  5. Very nice David...

    All the best. Aly

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  6. I thought you were supposed to be slowing down? Another excellent group.

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    1. An unexpected burst of enthusiasm. It will pass I’m sure.

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  7. Another great little piece David!

    Christopher

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