Sunday, January 21, 2018

'BFG' from IainW: Renaissance BFG

Here we have three artillery pieces for the great Italian wars, you must excuse the crews, they predate the challenge and have been 12 old glory gunners in search of a gun for some time!


The guns themselves are from Irregular, the two cannons and a venerable hinchcliffe multi barreled gun which has the delightful detail of being held together with rope, sure to inspire confidence!


The hinchcliffe is a lovely piece and came with a 4 weel, 2 horse waggon for very little money and Ian Hinds gave excellent service.


One of the Irregular pieces was meant to come with some transom pieces which I didn't realise until after it had been sitting in the lead pile for a couple of years!


What I like about artillery of this period is the sheer variety, single, multiple barrels, bronze and wrought iron, muzzle and breech loading, it all adds to the eclectic look.




A renaissance gun battery, what I'm happy about this bonus round is that this has made me finish off these guns and find some use for the crew, based finished done and I've managed to get something into the bonus round hurrah! 

All the best Iain 


16 comments:

  1. Hinchcliffe?? That's some old lead there, Iain, superb work in bringing it back to life!

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    1. Thanks Evan, actually Ian Hinds has got the moulds, so a new casting of an old design, it was actually a cleaner cast than the warlord games artillery piece I put together recently.
      Best Iain

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  2. What an absolutely bonkers selection of weaponry! "Held together with rope" you say? yikes! very nicely done and great to hear you've finished a stalled project.

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    1. I know, its one of the appeals of the period Jamie!
      Best Iain

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  3. I loved the "held together with rope" bit too - just hilarious! Great job Iain.

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    1. Thanks Greg, yes confidence in your kit, or maybe not!
      Best Iain

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  4. Great stuff Iain - I love the DIY nature of the organ gun!

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    1. Thanks Peter, it's a lovely little kit, you should have a look at Ian Hinds site, the Italian wars ordinance and waggons are really good and the gendarmes are really good value.
      Best Iain

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    1. Is that carry on up the borgias?
      Best Iain

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  6. Lashed together with rope!? ;) boy does that sound orky! Brilliant work on the arty, Iain!I like the eclectic batteries of the period too, and the descriptions of carting naval guns to heights, and the glory of capturing enemy cannon before they were spiked. Grey stuff! I like the colors and the feel of the battery too!

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  7. Thanks David, yes I hadn't thought of it as Orky but I see what you mean !
    Best Iain

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