Well, here they are, the first of the new Zvezda Artillery of Peter the Great figures. In this case painted as Hessian and Bavarian gunners of the period.
I must admit to finding the figures poorer than the normal Zvezda standard. The use of separate arms is usually a good idea as it avoid undercuts, etc. but here the fit is inadequate at times. The figures are also moulded with less detail than usual. The equipment itself is all OK.
Since I was painting Hessian gunners I also painted the Bavarians at the same time. Given the large guns in use at the time I have generally extended the depth of my bases to 60mm (width 45mm), but for the light guns I decided to keep to the square bases but only add two crew instead.
I haven't painted any guns for the Bavarians yet and I haven't checked what colours they used in the period so please comment if you have any information.