Saturday, 27 November 2010

WWI 18 Pdr

Well, it is Gun Month so I thought I´d get in on it before it´s over. This one is from Emhar...not a bad little gun, comes in 7 parts..the plastic is fairly hard. Fitting the thing together was a bit of a pain...I painted the parts first but when it came to fitting, I discoverd that the holes in the wheels are too bloody small and had to be forced on to the axles which bent and nealry snapped one.!!!! Also the barrel has to be pushed  thorugh the shield with some force due to the poxy locating pins. After it was put together it needed a bit of re-aligning and re-painting.
What I shall do with it now, I don´t know...it needs a crew. The crew supplied is in poses so relaxed it looks like they´ve taken handfulls of sleeping tablets.

9 comments:

  1. the gun looks pretty good. Any chance of posting pics of the bods?

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  2. Thanks mate :-)
    The bods...as I have said they look pretty asleep as far as a gun crew goes and there´s only 3 of them...:-/...I will get them painted and posted soon
    Cheers
    Paul

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  3. Good to see that you have taken the leap into the Gun Month void!

    Nice looking piece of arty, much better than the Airfix version.

    Well done, yep.., lets see the crew!

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  4. Very nice mate.A better choice of colour than mine.The crew is a bit of a let down,only 3 blokes and not many chances of conversions either.

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  5. The gun is nice, sadly the rest of the set is a huge let down. Only 2 crew members that aren't even really interacting with the gun. Poor choice of design by Emhar.

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  6. Thanks :-)
    That´s it Maurice...they don´t even look interested with what they are supposed to be doing..the one with the shell looks like he´s cradling a baby, the officer is the typical pointing one and the one kneeling just covering his ears :-( I have put the Airfix crew with this gun and they don´t look half bad....with a bit of knife work I think I might be able to get something decent out of them...without having to fall back on a Hat crew.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  7. Actually the HaT crew (new set) doesn't look that bad at all, could very well be used with this gun.

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  8. I know...it´s just that strange plastic puts me off....feels like someones...:-)
    Greetz
    Paul

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