The completed limber,with accompanying crew, discussing the best route towards their new destination. As previously blogged in the WIP on this, I've taken a slightly anachronistic approach to creating a late fifteenth century limber for a typical field piece - a crappaudeau or veuglaire as contemporary Burgundian accounts refer to them as.
The horse team are from the new Perry Wars of the Roses baggage wagon packs and the limber is a converted ECW piece with box and barrel added for storage. The crew are Perrys with slight alterations. It ended up being put on a slightly wider base than planned, to accommodate the figure of the man at arms issuing instructions, so theres a bit of hedgrow added to fill in the spaces. The roadside cross is from a set made for model railways.
I'm happy with the final composition. I also managed to re-use the chamber that I'd removed from the gunner's hand, it's hanging from the elevating mechanism (which I had to replace with a plasticard one as the casting is too fine and broke) as I'd seen done by the Company of St George re-enactors last summer. After all this work I've put in, no doubt the Perrys will probably bring out their own casting next month!
I'm now considering doing a larger bombard in transit using one of the Perry wagons, attempting to re-create an image in one of the Bern illustrated chronicles that I've found.
Outstanding, Simon. You'd never know that this wasn't a proper Perry limber set!ReplyDelete
Lovely work Simon, just the ticket for your great collection.ReplyDelete
Once again, it's absolutely marvelous ! Congratulations Simon !ReplyDelete
Brilliant!!! The composition is excellent, the idea and it´s excecution as well.ReplyDelete
PS..the second photo from the top..it doesn´t enlarge..I got a failure to connect signal. The rest are fine though.
Fantastic, the composition and attention to detail really paint the scene.ReplyDelete
Absolutely Stunning job, a pleasure to behold.ReplyDelete
Very, very, very good Simon !!!!ReplyDelete
It´s realy nice to look on, i´m realy envious;)
est regards dalauppror
Wonderful work as usual!ReplyDelete
Lovely work. Do wish I could see your armies in person!ReplyDelete
What can I say? Absolutely wonderful piece of art. Your imagination really brings these Late Middle Ages to life. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a limber! Really fantastic!ReplyDelete