Thank you all for the kind response to the last post...you have certainly encouraged me to have more fun with scenic shots in the future.
Today I wanted to present to you the more formalized shots of the Organ gun and its crew.
This is the first war machine I have painted in many years (other than a swivel gun) and I had forgotten how much wood grain was involved! I know many folks tend toward painting some of these old Bretonnian models as painted wood...and I was certainly tempted to do the same. However my view of my Bret forces is that they are a hard fighting field army located on a land grant on the margins of the Empire...not those fancy parade armies you have back in the heart of Bretonnia...so I opted for unpainted wood.
I made a somewhat heretical decision with the wheels as well and went with these later edition spoked wheels rather than the solid ones this piece was originally sold with. I've decided to keep my solid wheels for some of the heavier artillery...it seemed to me that this lighter piece could use the spoked wheels more "realistically"...and I like the way they look.
The crew are are a mixed bag. Our shirtless friend Gaston is actually from the earlier Citadel Bombard release...but I had to use him. The other two armored crew members are from the 3rd edition Bretonnian releases.
I was pretty conflicted on what to do about his shield. My stash of Bretonnian shields is fairly small and reserved for my knights at this point. So I opted for one of these 5th edition (??) Empire shields. I've used a number of these on my mounted knights as well so it ties in on that level.
The gun and crew were really fantastic figures to work on. My love of the Perry brothers sculpting increases with every one of their figures I paint.
Cheers for now!