|The Zouaves and Chasseurs now have an MG each.|
I thought making Maxims was stretching my scratch building skills until I turned to the French army's Hotchkiss machne guns.
|Thank you whoever I borrowed this picture of a Hotchkiss from.|
The tricky bit was the thinness of the barrel and other cylinder and the scarcity of materials, tools and techniques on hand for me to work with. After rejecting various fiddly possibilities which, in the unlikely event that they were successful, would have been very fragile on the table, I finally remembered that I still had some sprues of 1/35th WWII bits in the cupboard including some air cooled German light machine guns and some ammo boxes.
|A very crude portrayal of the pedestal and there are no fins but....|
|The Zouaves are now ready for battle.|