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Κυριακή, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2012

BEF Part III: 25-pounder

Work continues apace on my British Expeditionary Force project. Last week I completed the first of my medium artillery. In my wish to keep costs down and give my army an old-school look, I chose the Airfix kit. I've built several of these in the past but all have found better homes over the last few years. Unfortunately I had forgotten that the molds have been to hell and back.


The actual gun and the trailer carrying the ammo are not too bad. The Quad is so and so, with the roof piece looking a bit ragged. The crew however looked as if they had been worked over with a 4-barreled 20mm flak. The only one that was usable was the driver who had been shot in the back (in typical Jerry fashion). The crew was substituted again by the HaT WWI British Artillery Crew set. Considering I have one more 4.5" and 2 more 25-pounders to complete, the set I got will be enough, but barely.


Meanwhile, the second company of Highlanders is getting some paint on, while I am debating whether to complete a base of ancient Greeks or Persians for Basic Impetus as a change of pace. The lovely Airfix Bofors and tractor are also getting along nicely and hopefully will be ready for paint by the middle of next week.

This is all for now from chilly Athens.

4 σχόλια:

  1. Nice work all over Dimitri. That Quad is one of the better examples I have seen constructed and painted!

    Onward to the Scots!!!

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  2. Thanks Paul. I just wish that Airfix would clean up the molds. Its a lovely kit and it hasn't fared too well. I mean the Matador and the StuG are still pretty clean, but not the Quad. Your Tarawa game is spectacular by the way.

    Dimitri

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  3. Really nice work. The finish on the quad looks great.

    Onward to the Greeks!

    Nick

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  4. Hi Dimitri, I think I will stick to my ESCI/Italeri Commonwealth Chevy Quad.

    It may be the wheels look to small perhaps?

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