I had hoped to done with all my painting by August 2nd, and I just made it! Today I put the finishing touches on these 18 guns.
And with these done, my painting is finished! I still have to base all the figures and terrain the bases, but it's a relief to be able to hang up my brush for a while.
Below are the four types of guns that Glenn provided for the project. On the top left we have a 10-pdr Parrott rifle. On the top right is a Union 12-pdr Napoleon. Under it, on the bottom right, is a Confederate 12-pdr Napoleon. On the bottom left is a 3" ordinance rifle.
I matched the finish of these barrels to reproductions that I've seen at various reenactments. I even got to pull the lanyard of a 6-pdr smoothbore once! I primed the Parrott gun with some automotive primer that is nearly black, but has just a hint of grey. The 3" rifles got a coat of gloss black enamel, as they tended to have a very shiny finish. The bronze Napoleons got a primer coat of reddish brown, followed by a vigorous drybrushing with enamel gold paint.
All these models are by Sash and Saber. I think they're the best looking ACW cannon on the market, so Glenn chose well.
I'll be taking a break for a week, but starting on August 9th I'll be basing all 434 foot and 60 mounted figures.