Friday, 17 June 2016

Progress on the second wagon.

The horse drawn covered wagon is now on the painting board. It did look a little complicated to begin with, but with photos on the Perry site and with the help of someone who read my blog, and provided photos of his own builds, it became much easier. I have used a different combination of inks and washes on this wagon to simulate a different type of wood, though the toolbox at the front is of a different type of wood again.


Still work to be done on the wagon, and the front axle is not yet glued to the rest of the wagon. This is to allow me to fit the traces, which is going to be very fiddly, to the front axle section.



A dry fit of the front axle to the rest of the wagon, there are unloading hatches in the centre at each side, I have chosen to glue them both in the closed position.



Even at this early stage, the quality of the sculpt is evident.



The resin top has not yet been touched, as regards paint or weathering, and I shall probably opt to leave it as a removable piece, once again for more options.





There is a distinct order for the horses too! You will notice the two at the front have harnesses around their chests and back, whilst the rear two have a heavy type harness around the base of the neck. These are for the traces to fitted in a certain configuration. Also the horse top right, is the only one with what appears to be a blanket over his back for the team driver/rider figure.

7 comments:

  1. Looks good Jack. A great piece for the table! Just have to have some Grenadiers Jump out of the back!

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    1. Thanks Gary, well it sure is big enough to hold a few figs, now there's a thought!

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    1. Thanks Ray, I am really pleased with them so far.

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  3. They look awesome, great work!

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    1. Thank you very much Rodger, they are coming along well.

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