Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Prussian Powder Wagon

Following on from my Prussian horse artillery caisson I've managed to get another of my Prussian vehicles finished. This time a powder wagon.

As usual I've made a wee video of the finished vehicle on YouTube if anyone is interested.

I spotted on the Perry Miniatures website a lovely painted model of a Prussian powder wagon so I decided to try and capture a little bit of its flavour.

The vehicle itself is again a really lovely model produced by bluemoon. I added the T bar at the front from a warbases vehicle and it fits very well. The drivers again are from AB and as usual are excellent.

Obviously being Prussian the text on the wagon is in German so if you spot an error please let me know!

I added a little step onto the vehicle by drilling and threading a little bit of plasticard. I am not 100% sure on this however the position of the little overhang shouts out for a step to me.

This time I went for the regular train driver uniform although it's a tricky 1 to nail down exactly.  From what I've read, been told and seen it was a straight forward dark blue coat with mid to light blue collar with white metal buttons.

They appear to have worn the regular reinforced overall and I went for a red lining like the artillery drivers. Again they appear to have carried a cavalry style sabre on black beltwork.

I am still very much enjoying bring the little bluemoon vehicles to life, however I may take a break to get some more troops finished off.

Mai and I have a little getaway planned so I'll probably not get much progress done for a bit.

Happy Wargaming!!!