Wednesday, March 6, 2013

From BenG: 20mm Napoleonic Italian Horse Artillery (18 points)



From Ben:
A long time between drinks!
Work and family has occupied most of my time lately, and now I have study to add to the list!
Here's the latest (and possibly last?) entry for the challenge; Napoleonic Italian horse artillery for the Borodino IV Corps project I'm working on for our 2014 big January game.
The figures are a head-swap conversion using the bodies of Italeri  horse gunners and the heads from Zvezda light infantry. 
The Italeri gunners are a little too grand with their colpacks, so I traded them for shakos with plumes and cords. Still a bit fancy, but more to my preference!

Great to hear from you again, Ben! Lovely stuff this. It's quite interesting, this year's Challenge has seen quite a few Italian-themed Napoleonics, which has been a great diversion from the regular fare. Also, very nice work with the head swaps. In regards to their fanciness, you do have to remember they are Italians - they have appearances to keep up!

This battery and its accoutrements will give Ben 18 points. Well done!

7 comments:

  1. great work love the added smoke
    Peace James

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  2. The smoke is excellent addition and these guys look so very good on top of that

    Ian

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  3. Nice work Ben, love the smoke trick!

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  4. Very nice work Ben. The smoke is definitely a great addition.

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  5. Woo hoo, 20mm (1/72). Love it. The smoke from igniting the fuse is a nice touch.

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