Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Draft Oxen

Trying to get some cattle (oxen) for my troops I got two draft oxen from Redoubt Enterprises. They have got fixed yokes. So I decided to use them as draft animals and not as victuals. Here they are, pulling a heavy log:


Chris Stoesen said...

That is a great idea. What did you use as the chain?

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Ditto Chris' comment. This would look great in a battlefield "build" of field fortifications. It would be less appropriate for farming scenes since the drover is wearing a long coat.
A/K/A The Celtic Curmudgeon

Fridericus said...

Hello, thank you both.
For the chain I used a small brass chain I had collected for the purpose of perhaps being able to use it one day. I can't say where I got it from. Sorry.
As you can see the drover is separate. I got the other type of Minden's as well - he is wearing shirtsleeves and a waistcoat. So he might be a farmer. I have not painted him yet.
As concerns ideas: never forget to watch reality. ;-)