Russian light gun

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Russian light gun

Post by Gunfreak » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:46 am

Warfare gun and crew,

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Re: Russian light gun

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:23 pm

Nicely done!
This Piece looks real good, great detail :D

Btw., are you sure about the red Gun carriage?
Of course it might be that the color scheme wasn't invented in Peters era.
Green if a male, red if a female Czar.

Example: When Catherine the Great ruled, time of 7YW, all guns had red carriages.
In the Napoleonic Wars, Czar Alexander, all gun carriages were green.
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Re: Russian light gun

Post by Gunfreak » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:51 pm

All sources I've seen show them as red. Either red with black metal or red with yellow metal.
I decided to use black metal. As the Danes also had red with yellow metal.
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Re: Russian light gun

Post by arthur1905 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:48 pm

I would also go with Red with black metal fittings, all the research including the new book on the Russian Army by Boris Megorsky comes to this conclusion.

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Re: Russian light gun

Post by Greystreak » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:49 pm

Ditto: red carriages and black metal fittings from my sources. My only query is about the apparently 'iron' barrel, when all Russian Artillery field barrels were of bronze in the SYW and onwards.
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Re: Russian light gun

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:05 pm

Greystreak wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Ditto: red carriages and black metal fittings from my sources. My only query is about the apparently 'iron' barrel, when all Russian Artillery field barrels were of bronze in the SYW and onwards.
Here is my favorite Russian :D errr...Brit who know much about Russians :wink:
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Re: Russian light gun

Post by Gunfreak » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:03 am

Greystreak wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Ditto: red carriages and black metal fittings from my sources. My only query is about the apparently 'iron' barrel, when all Russian Artillery field barrels were of bronze in the SYW and onwards.

Well the battle is bronze.
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Re: Russian light gun

Post by Greystreak » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:37 am

Ah, so it's just a trick-of-the-light in this photo, that fooled me into thinking it was 'iron'? Cheers, Truls. :lol:
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Re: Russian light gun

Post by Gunfreak » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:14 pm

Greystreak wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:37 am
Ah, so it's just a trick-of-the-light in this photo, that fooled me into thinking it was 'iron'? Cheers, Truls. :lol:

Several people have been tricked so you're not alone, it might a smidge to ironish in colour. (even tho it is called bronze) I do have brass colour, but it's very orangey.
Might try a few drops of gold into my bronze to yellow it up a little.
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Re: Russian light gun

Post by barr7430 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:19 am

Bronze or iron, red or green - lovely work!
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