Saxon Gun

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
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Saxon Gun

Post by Gunfreak » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:27 am

I'm finally back to GNW

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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by Ronan the Librarian » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:34 pm

That black and yellow colour scheme for the gun carriage looks impressive, doesn't it?
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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by Glorfindel » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:02 pm

Excellent painting and basing.

With the second picture in particular, I can really imagine smoke and fire belching from the barrel...



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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:59 pm

Ronan the Librarian wrote:That black and yellow colour scheme for the gun carriage looks impressive, doesn't it?
Took a while until some noticed the scheme I painted my guns has been real :wink: :D

Great Stuff Truls
Just Iron was not common in these times, most used Bronze

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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by barr7430 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:43 am

Very nice Truls the Saxon bug is spreading... North
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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by Ronan the Librarian » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:37 am

Friedrich August I. wrote: Took a while until some noticed the scheme I painted my guns has been real :wink: :D
Any idea when that colour scheme was first adopted?
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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:54 am

Ronan the Librarian wrote:
Friedrich August I. wrote: Took a while until some noticed the scheme I painted my guns has been real :wink: :D
Any idea when that colour scheme was first adopted?
As I cant get a hold on a certain book about the History of the Saxon Artillery I can say only that it seems to have started with August the Strong around 1700. It MAY be that it was invented before that time in the TYW but I have no proof for that.
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Post by Ronan the Librarian » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:50 pm

Thanks. I was looking at late 1680s/early 1690s. Anything you can dig up would be appreciated, but I think I might just assume it was a long-standing thing and go with the "bumble bee" look anyway, as I like it so much.
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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by chema1986 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:00 pm

very nice indeed :)
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Post by Gunfreak » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:41 am

Thanks, guys!
I'm working on Kurprinsen foot regiment now.
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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:04 pm

Ronan the Librarian wrote:Thanks. I was looking at late 1680s/early 1690s. Anything you can dig up would be appreciated, but I think I might just assume it was a long-standing thing and go with the "bumble bee" look anyway, as I like it so much.
I found a note in a new book named "Das Kursächsische Heer im Dreissigjährigen Krieg" (The Electorate Saxon Army in the Thirty Years War) that it was tried to get the Artillery uniform even before 1638 but as most larger cities provided their own cannons it was difficult to achieve and only those guns provided by foundries in Dresden and Leipzig got the intended Black and Yellow design.
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Re: Saxon Gun

Post by Ben Waterhouse » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:38 pm

lovely. lovely, very very lovely! It's very lovely. (a shiny penny piece to those who know what I am channeling after several iced Absoluts)
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