Saturday, 29 January 2011

Airfix Waterloo French Artillery

Another set of Airfix bods and the last artillery set  (from purely figures sets that is)The uniform blue looks a bit bright and I´ve been informed that grey horses wouldn´t have been used to pull gun carriages. What really worries me though is how do those nags survive with big wooden stakes stuck in one side of them!!? ;-D
Welcome to Willie Anderson who runs a blog called Theandersoncollection . Some cracking 28mm bods...nicely painted, set up and atmospherically photographed.

12 comments:

  1. Great scene. The stake / horse conundrum reminds me of that Christopher Ecclestone Doctor Who episode with the nanobots that rebuilt casualties as one with what they were wearing. Spooky.

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  2. I believe losses were high among artillery horses, excellent stuff you've done there.

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  3. Lovely. I remember this set well, though I never did much by way of painting them. Another set moulded in yellow plastic I think?

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  4. Love that artillery...nice vibrant colors...excellent work

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  5. I had those guys too! Along with the French Infantry & British Highlanders. I loved those figures. The only pose I felt awkward was the French Infantry guys ramrodding their muskets - they looked like they were falling over a bit. Dean

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  6. Cracking stuff!! mine had many outings but never got painted - yours look great

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  7. Nice painting, another old classic

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  8. Super work. All nags are just walking stew anyway!

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  9. That's a nice little base. As with others, brings back memories of my youth and many battles fought with lego and marbles!

    Before I started painting them of course!

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  10. How you make those old kit look so good is beyond me mate.

    Cheers Rich

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  11. Thanks
    @ West...love mate :-D The sets hold so many memories for me (and it seems a lot of us) that when i get down to painting them up it all comes back.
    I´m off to sob over loss youth now...sniffel...
    Cheers
    paul

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