Donnerstag, 4. August 2016

SYW - Austrian artillery

My project to get all Armys of the SYW in 1/72 scale get a new step. In Cooperation with Stanislaw Czarnecki (guns) and Giuseppe Condorelli (Figure) we manage to complete the Austrian Artillery.
In the time of the SYW the Austrian artillery consists the following guns:

1. 3   pounder regimental gun
2. 6   pounder gun
3. 7   pounder howitzer
4. 12 pounder gun
5. 24 pounder Siege gun
For transport the guns are travelled with a Y-frame limber by different number of horses:

1. 3   pounder = 2 horses in tandem
2. 6   pounder = 4 horses
3. 7   pounder = 4 horses
4. 12 pounder = 6 horses
5. 24 pounder = 8 horses.
Because of this , I decide that the guns (ex the 3 pounder) will be packed with the needed limber, and the crew will come separate. The horses of the horse team come with the needed ride trooper in sets of 2 and 4 horses, so you could combine each needed horseteam. 
The 3 pounder come directly with the limber (different from the other) and 2 horses + 1 rider.

Here now the photo of this models, first the 3 pounder , complete with a team of 4  trooper.

In the moment we are missing the 24 pounder siege gun and the 2 sets Artillery, the first command "Fire" , and the second command "Loading". Here photo of the first master figure for this sets.

The 24 pounder, the horse team and some supply wagon will follow at the end of this Year. Hope that you could use this gun in your Austrian army SYW. 
When in stock , you find the Austrian Artillery SYW in my webshop:


Dienstag, 26. Juli 2016

ACW - Virginia Cavalry

Hi my friends

I manage to bring the third set of Virginia Cavalry into stock. 4 more trooper on the march to Gettysburg. Have a look here:
So this are the other 2 sets for remembering. Next should be a diorama showing all 3 sets in one display.

Looking foreward to see some nice diorama with this Virginia Cavalry .
Ciao Michael

SYW Austrian Cuirassiere

Hi my friends,

long time after my last post . The chemo have ended and it seam that I won the fight against chancer. Now the third CT without anymore new chancer, so I could start now planning some more better for the future.

Also come back into the hobby and the business. In the time of my illness my friendly sculpterer go on with working, so now a realy lot of ready sculpted figure are waiting to be produced. So thank you very much to Max Hecker, Guiseppe Condorelli, Stanislaw Czarnecki and Martin Feldwick for there excelent work in this time.

This is all over the old time periods and some new are coming !

The first blog this time is the SYW Austrian Cavalry . Giuseppe sculpted the Austrian Dragon , Hussar and Cuirassiere on standing and trotting horses. The attack groups on galopping horses follow later. Here my painting of the first sets of the cuirassiere.

As only 4 Cavalry with there horses fit into 1 blister , I have to split up the command groups into 2 sets with some additional trooper. The complete command group consists:
1 officer
2 standart bearer with the standarts for 1st Cuirassier Rgt.
1 sergeant
1 kettle drummer
1 trompet

Hope you enjoy this new troops for SYW.
Ciao Michael