Thursday, January 30, 2014

Prep & Paint for Artillery


 It's been a few weeks since my last update. The holidays have really had me busy at home and at work. In the next couple of days I will give an update on some of my finished projects so far.
First off we will be doing prep work for painting the Artillery.

Using GHQ's line of miniatures for this demo. This particular pack contains 2 light field guns with crew and carriages. The gun tube options in this pack give the option for either 6 lb smoothbores, 3" ordnance rifles, 10 lb Parrots, or 12lb Howitzers.

Taking the pieces out of the blister pack we see that we have twelve figures, two carriages and two sets of wheels. Using a hobby knife I clean away the flash from the parts.

Next, dry fit the pieces you want to glue. Dry fitting is simply taking the pieces and placing them together to see if they will fit. When you are satisfied with the fit, you can use a small amount of glue to put them together.

I use Super Glue Gel. I find the gel easier to use then liquid. It is less runny in my opinion. This is more or less a matter of preference. Any Permanent Glue will work.

For the really small pieces I use a simple pair of tweezers to help with placing the gun tubes on the carriages.

After the glued cannons have set for a few hours I use the same method for painting figures as I would for the cannons. I mount the cannons and the crewmen to individual nails and start with the base coat.


This is the finished product.



More Cannons.

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