|French siege works in SYW - modeled by Ed Phillips. (click to enlarge)|
Here are a couple of pictures of some French artillery emplacements that were scratch built by Ed Phillips and displayed at the 2013 Seven Years War Convention. His models usually sell out within minutes of their being displayed on the table for the first time. All the more reason to get to the convention early.
Note to Ed: I need to order two gun emplacements for my 12 pounders. Also, a coach for Frederick II to ride around in ( I can provide the coach horses and a driver or two).
Ed uses bits and pieces from various figure ranges such as Old Glory wheels and axles and many others. In these pictures, I can identify an Elite Miniatures French 12-pounder and some Minden Pioneers painted as French artillerists in red waistcoats. The fascines shown in the works appear to be fibre bristles taken from a common whisk broom.
I run out superlatives in my feeble attempts to describe these wonderful models. You never know what Ed is working on or what he will bring to the SYW convention each year. Once I started looking through my collection of photographs of Ed's modeling work, I decided that I had to include more piccies, so this blog entry has expanded into a more comprehensive look at Ed's work.
|More siege works by Ed Phillips (plus some interesting models in the background - click to enlarge)|
|Ed's Field Bakery with Minden Pioneers employed as the help.|
|A portable field mill for grinding wheat into flour for the field bakery.|
|French SYW engineers setting up some pontoons to cross the river.|
|Another view of the pontoon bridging crew. Minden pioneers. Everything else is scratch built.|
|A view of the pontoon bridge under construction.|
|A camp vignette with a lot of detail.|
|French field forge.|
There seems to be no limits to Ed's imagination when it comes to building models and vignettes for the Seven Years War. One of the highlights of the convention for me is to see what surprises he is bringing to the show. As you can see from the pictures, Ed is a very talented modeler and I think that he deserves some publicity for his work.