Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Mortar Set - part eight

Here you can see the last stages in the painting of the Mortar and base prior to varnishing.

The base has been painted in my usual Snakebite Leather, basecoat with Snakebite/Skull White drybrushed highlights and the details all painted with a long-handled Rosemary & Co No 3 Sable mix brush.

In the final image, you can see the mortar barrel glued in place and the single round shot, the one ready for loading also glued in place. I had thought about having this single shot dangling from some rope from the Gin, but in the end decided to place it on the ground - thinking this would be more secure.

I have given the whole piece another wash and now look forward to both varnishing and finishing-off the base.


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