Saturday, April 9, 2016

ACW Heavy Artillery

I am painting some heavy calibre casemate artillery for my ACW army, for the really heavy guns using TA Miniatures. I have the 8 inch Columbiad and 24 pdr guns. I found these replicas (or maybe originals) on-line. The colour of the carriages seems to be a different shade of green from the usual olive green of the field artillery. Is this a trick of the lighting or a conscious decision to portray maybe a naval artillery colour? The TA miniatures appear in an almost pea green.





My models have been primed and I'm waiting for the paint I decided upon. Frank Patterson recommended Plaid Delta 2095 Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint "English Yew Green"



The following pictures are from TA's on-line catalogue which I will use as a guide to my own guns. I'll post pictures of my guns when they are finished.













4 comments:

  1. Very nice! And, of course, very impressive!

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  2. Gentlemen, thank you for your comments. However, I should have made clear that these images are from TA's website. My guns are still WIP. I have added a note to my Blog. They are really nice models, hefty but not gargantuan.

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  3. Michael, if by any chance you have difficulty finding a bottle of Delta Ceramcoat "English Yew Green," I happen to have one on hand that I'd be happy to lend you!

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