Monday, 27 June 2016

WW1 Indian Army 10pdr Screw Gun and a Nice Cup of Tea.

This is the Artizan Designs Indian Mountain Gun and Crew from their 2nd Afghan War range (NWF0500). The muzzle loading gun has been slightly modified to give the impression of the BL 10pdr Mountain Gun that, although obsolete, was still in service with Indian Artillery in Mesopotamia for quite some time. The model gun is tiny and I was quite surprised to find that it was a resin model. The wheels had shattered in the post much to my annoyance, but it gave me the chance to try out moulding a new set of wheels from Greenstuff and Milliput using some of that wonderful plastic moulding material that is activated in hot water and can be re-used. Wonderful stuff for this kind of job.






This chap is also an Artizan Designs figure from the same range (NWF0010a). His original head has been replaced with a head wearing an India Pattern Sun Helmet. This head was also created by making a hot-water-plastic-mould from a figure in the lead pile and filling it with greenstuff. I like the new technology.



5 comments:

Phil said...

Elegant and splendid!

Stefan (aka. Monty) said...

Wonderful work, Mark. The wheels look perfect to me.

nobby said...

"making a hot-water-plastic-mould"

Have a uk suppliers name for this, please.

Lovely modelling. I've been following your links around since discovering your blog this morning. I am just starting in the NW Frontier mid 1930's.

Mark Hargreaves said...

Nobby,
This stuff goers by a variety of names: "Instant Mold", "Instant Plastic Clay", "Hobby Mold", and "Blue Stuff" (because some makes are blue whle others are clear). I got some of this from a supplier on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wargames-Modelling-BNIB-Mould-it-in-an-Instant-Plastic-Clay-/350858398918?hash=item51b0ca4cc6:g:gkIAAOSwgyxWXc9t. Do a search on ebay for "Instant Mold".

nobby said...

Thanks for your help