Not being in the mood to paint I set to work on the 4.7". Having destroyed an old Tamiya 25 pounder and a $ store Marx ripoff howitzer without being quite satisfied, I was forced to fall back on my initial idea of wood dowelling.
|A coat of paint and this 4.7" naval gun on improvised field carriage will be all set to take on that Oerberg Long Tom, once I build it...|
I have heard that planning, patience and precision are useful assets in making a model but alas none of the hobby stores stock any of these. Luckily I am easily pleased and the vague suggestion + glossy paint seems to work well. In other words, none of the detail is quite right but I am extremely pleased so far.
|"Joe Chamberlain" at Magersfontein from the Wikipedia article on the 4.7"|
If all goes well I'm off to WWII North Africa tomorrow (on Ron's game table that is if any govt agencies are monitering this) but I expect to be applying paint by the weekend.