Monday, 31 July 2017

Artillery - Released today


Just a couple of photos to show you the painted figures which will go on the packaging.


Prince August went for the Prussian variation on the gun. Probably not noticeable but this has the wheels with the thicker spokes.


And they were released today (1 August).

Now lets hope for some cavalry in the near future.


11 comments:

  1. Good to see that the artillery is moving forward.

    Germany must still be an important market for PA. It was the first country where they sold products outside of Sweden.

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    1. I think they also wanted the biggest gun!

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  2. Nice enough kit, not that I really have a place for more artillery, not that that matters, I'll make a place.

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    1. Evidently artillery sell very well, so they were one ahead of the cavalry.

      Hopefully the cavalry will not be too far off?

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  3. They are now taking orders. Purchased the bundle.

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    1. Rahway

      let me know how you get on - and photos are always welcome.

      (The bases on the figures should be smaller than those shown in this blog, as they were corrected after I cast these.)

      Steve

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  4. Just finished casting 5 artillery pieces and the crews to go with them. Far and away the best cannon mold produced. Every wheel I cast had all of its spokes. The only problems, and they are minor, were the handles on top of the cannon barrels which likely need to be vented and the hub of the wheel which usually only half filled. I am going to fit some of the wheels on the other PA cannon to dress them up a bit. Well done and now on to cavalry!!!

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  5. The artillery crew set is a mixed bag. They do cast cleanly and the extra heads included are always useful. However, the "walk like an Egyptian" foot placement looks odd and the fitting of the hands and trail spike piece is awkward. However, given that the artillery crew molds are the least important in terms of castings made this is not a huge issue.

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    1. Steven

      I do tend to agree with what you are saying, and in my opinion they look a bit on the large size. However they are still pretty nice, and fill a gap in the range.

      Steve

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