My first entry proper following the Armour round. These are models I've had laying around for a while and that fit in with my 'Gunuary' theme for this month.
It also has the bonus of having no gun crew to paint!
Being the... odd... person that I am, I have a thing for seeing limbered guns on the table top. I already have a unit of 4 deployed 17 Pdrs, as well as the halftracks used to tow them. But it always looked a bit odd having the deployed guns sitting behind the vehicles when they are moving around the table. So following a chance find on Ebay (and some help from Skytrex) I ended up with 4 limbered guns.
|The actual entry for this week!|
As mentioned, these are Skytrex models - and Skytrex allow you to order specifically Limbered or Unlimbered guns. I'm severely tempted to do the same for my 6 Pdrs...! Like I don't have enough actual battlefield units to assemble and paint!
These guns were carefully superglued to the base at an angle.
The angle allows me to do this:
The half tracks were painted some time ago, so the basing colour has either faded over time, or was a slighlty different blend. However, I'm quite pleased with the result.
A very tidy entry, James!
I rather like the limbered guns. It does help to immerse in the game a bit better if the gun crew isn't running behind the truck with a deployed gun. It makes it seem like they are screaming at the driver to "Wait up you, !@!#!&@$!$"
There is a shift in turf hue, but isn't the grass always greener.... ;)