Saturday, July 20, 2019

Pimp my howitzer

Last time it was heavy mortar and today my infantry once again got support weapon:
M2A1 105 mm medium howitzer. 
It's not that I was lacking for anti-tank or anti-infantry weapon, but a short while back guy from Bolt Action group was flogging off his toys so I took oportunity to work on some second hand pieces. The wallet likes second hand deals...

Models came painted but luckly for me the previous owner didn't care much about undercoating - washing the paint was rather easy.
For uniforms I chose standard combo, but on two of the crewmen  I tested cayman green instead of yellow olive for jackets. 
Models of the gun and the men are ok except for the faces of the commander and the guy pulling the "trigger": these two look like had bad, bad accident with acid. Nevermind as long as they can shoot.
Original model came on large, oval base but I changed it for 4" x 2": it's easier to place it in the terrain, buildings and such.

What do you think?

And here's the model before pimping:

And one more thing:
While working on the artillery piece I was also working on a small gift for my friend from legal training. Suffering my company for almost 3 years at the same desk is more than enough to deserve a little something. 
Something more than bad jokes and stupid drawings that is...

Back to hell.


  1. Very nice! I like the rectangle base for artillery; much easier as you say.

    1. Cheers, yeah - at some certain stage I've become comfy gamer... :-p

  2. Really sweet work, once again!

    1. Cheers mate, just hope now to get some lucky to-hit rolls... ;-)

  3. Świetna robota! :-) Jakiego koloru używasz na drewnianych elementach M1?

    1. Dzięki,

      Na karabinie to po prostu cobra leather ALBO snakebite leather (oba bardzo podobne więc nie pamiętam który był pod ręką), umber wash i poprawka bazowym kolorem :)