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    Please excuse an interloper, but can anyone help? I've got some Yankee Artillery and limbers to paint and was wondering what colour they should be?
    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

  • #2
    What kind of artillery.....that will make a difference as to the color.
    The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldier's last tatoo. No more on life's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few.

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    • #3
      Field and Horse artillery please.

      The long toll of the brave
      Is not lost in darkness
      Over the fruitful earth
      And athwart the seas
      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
      Unquenchable forever.

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      • #4
        http://www.civilwarartillery.com/
        http://www.steencannons.com/
        http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/sold.../artillery.htm
        http://www.hulu.com/watch/73722/mail...il-war-cannons



        The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldier's last tatoo. No more on life's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few.

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        • #5
          Cheers for that mate, absolutely splendid! 'll paint the limbers and gun trails a mid grey and that should just about do it. Would you happen to know if the Rebs painted their limbers and gun carriages grey too?

          The long toll of the brave
          Is not lost in darkness
          Over the fruitful earth
          And athwart the seas
          Hath passed the light of noble deeds
          Unquenchable forever.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
            Cheers for that mate, absolutely splendid! 'll paint the limbers and gun trails a mid grey and that should just about do it. Would you happen to know if the Rebs painted their limbers and gun carriages grey too?

            My guess is, considering that many of the Confederate gun carriages and limbers had former Union owners, they would be mid-grey too. Also, anything manufactured in the south would be more of a rough finish and without any fancies and fripperies like paint. My guess is they would be plain, unadulterated wood.
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            • #7
              What John states about Confederate artillery VR might look something like
              this, but in a rough wooden state as he says with no paint.



              Here is another pic in its wooden state;

              Last edited by General Brock; 07 May 10, 12:20.

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              • #8
                Von,

                These British manufactured breech loaders are on Oak Hill at Gettysburg.

                Regards,
                Dennis



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                • #9
                  I believe the black barrelled cannons are iron & the green are brass. Corrosives in the air causes the brass to turn green.
                  The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldier's last tatoo. No more on life's parade shall meet that brave and fallen few.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hellboy30 View Post
                    I believe the black barrelled cannons are iron & the green are brass. Corrosives in the air causes the brass to turn green.
                    That would be completely correct. The green patina is common to brass and copper, and would not be present on a functioning piece that is maintained by a crew.

                    I am fairly confident the brass guns would not be painted, however I am not sure whether or not the iron guns were painted during the Civil War.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the help chaps.
                      The long toll of the brave
                      Is not lost in darkness
                      Over the fruitful earth
                      And athwart the seas
                      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                      Unquenchable forever.

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                      • #12
                        Hey Von, you will post photos of the finished products now, won't you!?

                        Regards,
                        Dennis
                        If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

                        Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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