Thursday, 7 July 2016

1914 Marconi 1500W Mobile Wireless Transmitter. Scratchbuild.

An interesting scratchbuild project from card and some styrene bits and bobs to create a little more table dressing. The radio equipment is actually some 1/35 resin pieces. Such mobile units saw little use on the Western Front, but in the Eastern theatres, where armies were more mobile, they were more common. The front wagon contained the accumulators (batteries) that had to be changed every day or recharged with a steam-generator. The rear wagon carried the wireless transmitter and receiver set. The aerial mast could be broken down and stored and transported on the on the wagons. "Sparky" is a Perry WW2 British seated gunner (from the 25pdr set) with a Woodbine headswap and a little greenstuff to make his headset. Again, like all my scratchbuilds, this is not an accurate model, but something to give the impression of that object.

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And here is a real one photographed in Mesopotamia.
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

Pierre le Poilu said...

A great model - very impressive.

Furt said...

Excellent model!
PLEASETODISPATCHASAMATTEROFSOMEURGENCY1FORTNUMANDMASONSHAMPER6BOTTLESOFMOETANDALARGEQUANTITYOFAMMUNITION
Couldn't help myself.

Frank
http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

Rodger said...

Fantastic model Mark! The Moet is on the way.

JP Price said...

That's an amazing scratchbuild - well done!

Chris Stoesen said...

That is fantastic. I am very impressed.

Michael Awdry said...

What a tremendous piece of work Mark, one of my favourites to date, loved the message too. :D

Tony said...

A great little model - it made me smile.

Thank you.

Tony

Thomas Foolery said...

You always come up with such cool ideas for these little battlefront oddities. Great work as usual!

Mark Hargreaves said...

My dear, Mr F. Sometimes the ideas are not mine as in this case. A well respected chum sends an image via email with the message "This looks interesting........". A trawl through the images on the Imperial War Museum and Australian War Memorial websites will provide hours of fun and plenty of inspiration.

tim said...

An absolutely fabulous little model.