Thursday, 22 September 2016

More itching... MORE SCRATCHING!

This time, the 1896 6 inch 30 cwt Howitzer. This obsolete gun saw service in all theatres of operation during the Great War. It was the main medium howitzer for the BEF in 1914 and was gradually phased out on the Western Front and elsewhere once the 6 inch 26 cwt gun was introduced in 1915. The gun can be seen in photographs from 1914-15 taken in Belgium and France and in photographs from Mesopotamia, Palestine and the Balkans.
The bare build.



 
 Now with a lick of paint.


Boom!
 

10 comments:

Solo wargaming-on a budget! said...

Your work is literally mind blowing! I spent last night reading your "how to" on the Lead Adventure forum....and now this!
I have ordered some WW1 figures and its your fault! There is a file on my computer dedicated to your work....and the Marconi 1500W wireless!
Thank you very much for sharing.

Michael Awdry said...

Awestruck in admiration!

Mark Hargreaves said...

A pleasure to share. The 'how to' is not mine but that of Mark "Tin Shed Gamer." That same thread prompted me to have a go at making stuff.

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William Stewart said...

Inspiring! I will have to take a look at the how to from Tin Shed Gamer.

Peter Douglas said...

Just wow!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

outstanding! How do you make your rivets?

Mark Hargreaves said...

Allan, the rivets are tiny "caviar micro beads" that are used to decorate fingernails in nailbars. I bought a pack off Ebay for a couple of quid and there are THOUSANDS of them!

painterman said...

So impressive - could not even contemplate doing anything like that.

Mark Hargreaves said...

I bet you could, Simon. Medieval bombards are big tubes on a baulk of timber. Have a go. It is fun. Just remember that you are NOT making a scale model... just something that looks like the object... a gaming piece.