Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Airfix ACW Wargaming - Cassions

..and, Thanks to Mark I´ve finally been able to add two more limbers to the Project so every gun has it´s own limber.
Along with the stuff that Mark sent there were a couple of broken limbers, the towing bars were broken off (plastic rot) but seeing as I already had a couple of broken ones without wheels it gave me the chance of adding a couple of cassions to the Project.

I don´t really Need to add cassions but maybe at some Point I can add rules for re-supplying the guns.
An Airfix mag article (PDF´s of which were Kindly sent to me by Charles) Shows how to make the cassions and seeing as the articles are from the late 60´s they definately Count as "old School"
In the article it suggests using Balsa Wood to make them but it was quicker to use the spare ammo boxes and trim down the  bases
A Piece of Card added at the back and a cut down toothpick to hold the spare wheel. The axle was replaced (one side broke off...plastic rot) with a toothpick. Although I could have, I didn´t add footboards.
I decided not to add nags. There was only the possibility, without a lot more work adding a scratch made trail, to add two so I clipped the trail down and added a loop

At the Moment the cassions are seperate  but if at some Point ( I won´t stress if I don´t find any) I get hold of two more limbers I´ll base them together as a permanent set up.

12 comments:

  1. Fantastic.

    I love the green base, I have been using an emerald green recently for 1/72 figures and really enjoy how it looks.

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  2. Superb work Paul, love the WIP pictures, great to see how you put it together.

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  3. An excellent little conversion. Most impressed with your figure output as well!

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  4. I've been thinking of doing the same thing with some cheap 54mm ACW limbers, as I have many more than I need. Your post has given me a lot of valuable tips.

    Best regards,

    Chris

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  5. Great bit of modelling. This Airfix range is one of my favourites. Lovely to see them in use.

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  6. Hi Paul, try using two or four pin Lego bricks for the basis of the limber. I am doing that for some Soviet guns for WWII with extra wheels I got left over from some PSC artillery. Works great. I am loving your ACW conversions. Mike Bunkermeister Creek

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  7. They look smashing Paul! Excellent work and those cassions look awesome.

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  8. Excellent work as usual, Paul. Not my period, but I like your creations.

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    1. Thanks Phil. It´s not my Chosen period either but I needed a break from medievals and 18th century stuff.

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