Twin Turret version also by Mirage, nice models but expensive and hard to get out here
The full company. Using these in a game in the next couple of weeks where they will represent the core of the Polish forces. Still painting things flat out for this event but have been a bit distracted over the last couple of days with the arrival of the new Pegasus French sets.
Adaptions rather than conversions these, I put them together with my small Polish collection in mind, but have since decided that they will also do for French and possibly Dutch and Belgian as well.
All of the figures are from the HaT WW1 French artillery set.
This is the recon stand, all of the figures had things like ammunition pouches and rifles added, and the horses got saddle furniture from the bits box.
Next couple are of the commanding officer riding his magnificent black charger.
All of the figures and horses have had minor touching up since the pictures were taken
Don't know where the lances originate from but they don't look too bad, more bits box spares
For CD3 this represents a squadron of about ninety men and whilst they can be dismounted to fight as infantry they are most effective in the saddle where they have a high close-assault rating - against everything except tanks!
Not exactly in line with plane month, it's just what I've been working on in between wrestling with the Bulldog that I'm building - which is a mare.
Finished. A bit lighter on the camo than the box art but I'm happy with it.
The base colour comes from a test-pot of house paint, I just shaded it a little to get a better match
The decals did not go on hassle-free as usual but we got there in the end
Added slightly larger bombs from the bits box as the ones that came with it were a bit on the small side
Rear gunner detail. Added a drum magazine to the machine gun as per Paul's suggestion
This was a great kit to make, and I enjoyed the mini competition side of putting it together too. I finish work early next week - 50 days of annual leave, joy! - so will begin construction on the only other unmade plane that I have then, a Bristol Bulldog.
Anyway, here is a selection of some of my gunners.
I've probably got twice this number of crew stands, so will post a few more of those at a later stage for you. Some of these need quite a tidy up and have been added to the holiday list of things to do.