Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Artillery Train of Nuln (Part 5)


So, I finally got the chance this evening to set up my lights again (after almost a month without them) and take a few shots of my progress on my "Armies On Parade" army, my Artillery Train of Nuln. We last left off with the shot above, only ten more to go.


After picking up some "rubber steel" sheets from our Gale Force 9 stand at Cold Wars and a pack of magnets from the Warstore, I magnetized all of the bases in my Greatsword and Spearmen units. It has made transporting them to my irregular games of Warhammer much easier.


Anyway, here is the finished Greatswords unit, the Red Bears of Mecklenburg. Lots of shiny steel armor and zwei-handers.


The bear on the banner was based on the icon above, the insignia of the II Polish Corps' 22nd Artillery Supply Company. This unit served in the Italian Peninsula campaign during WW2 and their unit mascot was Wojtek, a beer-swilling, cigarette-smoking, ammo-carrying bear.*


The flashing wall of steel also looks pretty good in a column too.


And here are the first handgunners for the army, well under way. There are two units of Nuln Ironsides models that are "on deck" next. I also am now the proud owner of a Marienburg class Land Ship. Looking at the pieces and the scale of the task ahead, I think I'll take July off to finish it for Games Day : )

Cheers
Dave

* For more information on Wojtek, check out the upcoming FOW book Cassino, or WI284.

14 comments:

  1. I really look forward to your posts on this army. You've managed to really pin down a great theme between basing, regiment fillers, colour scheme and model use. Cant wait to see the whole army done!

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  2. Your nuts you know that right dave:).... Solid work good sir. I say now as I have said to you before, I give you credit because I freaking hate painting armies.

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  3. the bear is just awesome!!

    nice idea ;D

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  4. Fantastic, Dave!

    Wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award!

    http://quindiastudios.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-first-blog-award.html

    Congratulations (or sorry to inflict this on you)...

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  5. Stunning work, really nicely put together.
    A really cool project.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  6. Beautiful work Dave! I can't help but feel bad for that bear though, poor thing looks miserable.

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  7. Awesome work. The bear really adds something to the regiment. I think his presence might overpower a lot of units, in fact. But not this one. They all fit together like they belong.

    I look forward to seeing that Land Ship and the Ironsides. They are great temptation for me and I don't even have time to touch my Empire army!

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  8. Simply awesome paintjobs and great ideas, too! The bear on the banner's painted such neatly.

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  9. amazing work, really fantastic. LOVE the standard!

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  10. Hi guys,

    Thank you all for your comments. This army is slowly coming along, hopefully I'll get there by July (fingers crossed).

    @Clarence - Thank you very much for the honor. While "chain letters" fill me a deep and abiding rage, I'll see what I can do about completing the Herculean tasks assigned ; )

    Cheers
    Dave

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  11. Dave, absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see this on the board together. Are you thinking about doing a special display base for the army?

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