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Richard B.
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mexican Revolution additions

Post by Richard B. » 02 Nov 2019, 14:35

I like to paint things in related batches :)
10 Early War Miniatures Villaistas/irregulars/bandits
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Tumbling Dice 2-wheel cart, the driver was a German from the Airfix Opel Blitz, the wagon cover is from S&S Models (one of their resin Hanomag tarps)
Of course with a different driver, this could serve in any of my early C20th forces, even WW2 Germans or French :)
The horses are seperate; so I can also use the cart as terrain filler if required
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Single mounted Federal trooper
Airfix RHA figure with a Tumbling Dice rifle arm on an Airfix horse
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2 x Early War Miniatures 1917 era Yanks
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37mm (1pdr) Maxim "Pom-Pom" automatic cannon [Raventhorpe] with a scratch crew
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37mm (1 pdr) Hotchkiss revolving cannon
The gun started out as a 42mm size/scale Gatling gun from irregular Miniatures, I mounted it on a 20mm carriage and added the gun shield, the crew are from the Hat Gatling gun set with Raventhorpe heads
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A couple more shots of the gun (which I am well happy with)
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"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

CarlL
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Re: mexican Revolution additions

Post by CarlL » 02 Nov 2019, 16:15

Lovely work. really like the RHA rider with rifle conversion.
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Richard B.
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Re: mexican Revolution additions

Post by Richard B. » 02 Nov 2019, 16:30

Whilst i was fucking about, there he was :)

I`m more proud of the Hotchkiss revolving cannon :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

CarlL
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Re: mexican Revolution additions

Post by CarlL » 05 Nov 2019, 00:13

It is impressive, Richard, and your photos look like you made good job of giving it feel of smaller scale model while still retaining its beast like shells!
I also like the look of the pompom gun on tyres! Could be solid or pneumatic from its appearance!
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Richard B.
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Re: mexican Revolution additions

Post by Richard B. » 05 Nov 2019, 10:01

CarlL wrote:
05 Nov 2019, 00:13
It is impressive, Richard, and your photos look like you made good job of giving it feel of smaller scale model while still retaining its beast like shells!
CarlL
I built the rack and added the shells, i used a 20mm gun carriage to down scale the look
CarlL wrote:
05 Nov 2019, 00:13
I also like the look of the pompom gun on tyres! Could be solid or pneumatic from its appearance!
CarlL
i have a funny feeling they are Early pak40 (or Pak38) wheels out of the bits box :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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