Saturday, 26 March 2011

Red Armoured Train [4]

I got some time in on the artillery wagon today, although I had to fit it in around the usual stuff that gets in the way. I added a rim of plastic card around the gun mounting then tackled the turret. This was re-invented a couple of times but, with the use of a flying stand as a gun barrel and a piece of Lego as a cupola, I now have a fairly decent turret mounted field gun.

I decided to add a roof to the wagon as well, using a sheet of 1mm plasticard superglued in place. I then added some strips of half round beading and some ventilator type things out of squares of styrene and metal washers. The business end of the wagon was fitted out with buffers made out of mapping pins. I finished off with some armoured doors cut from 0.5mm plastic card.

I need to add some ladders and grab handles to the wagon using metal staples but that can wait until tomorrow. I debated the merits of adding individual rivets to the sides of the wagon but decided it was too much hassle. If I get the time, I'll also start on the second wagon which is most likely to be an armoured command carriage, complete with side mounted heavy machine guns.


  1. Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished piece!

  2. Jim,
    excellent job! puts mine to shame.

  3. Hi, Some one from facebook refereed your link i have book marked it nice blogs you write see Free Adwords Voucher here



Bag The Hun (361) AK47 (329) Books (276) Back of Beyond (196) Bolt Action (152) Old West (118) Coastal Warfare (111) Pirates (106) Chain of Command (104) Bag The MiG (99) MiG Alley (91) VBCW (86) Wings at War (82) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (78) Shows (67) BKC (65) Darkest Africa (65) Fistful of Lead (59) Indo China / Vietnam (56) Rapid Fire (56) Target Locked On (54) Saga (51) Victory at Sea (51) Saurian Safari (50) Boardgames (49) Ironclads (48) Knights of the Sky (45) Gladiators (41) Flashpoint Baltic (38) Britain's Small Wars (37) Journals (33) Flashpoint Taiwan (32) Pre-Dreadnoughts (32) IABSM (31) Iron Cow (29) Post Apocalypse (29) Atlantic Wall (27) Normandy Firefight (27) Full Thrust (25) Samurai (23) Lion Rampant (22) France's Small Wars (21) Fortifications (20) 28mm English Civil War (19) Air War C21 (19) Achtung Kommando! (18) PITS (18) Cold War (17) Mexican Revolution (14) Rate of Fire (14) Aircraft (13) Black Ops (13) Dragon Rampant (13) Napoleonic Naval (13) Naval Thunder (13) Aliens (12) Iron Cross (12) Aeronef (11) Imaginations (11) Impetus (11) SCW (11) Imperial Commander (10) 633 Squadron (9) Alto Cenepa Air War (9) Gaslands (9) 28mm Future Wars (8) Adventures in Jimland (8) Ancients (8) Dux Britanniarum (8) Flashpoint: Xinjiang (8) ACW (7) CY6 Jet Age (7) Cry Havoc (7) Zulus! (7) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (6) French Indian Wars (6) Frostgrave (6) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Five Men at Kursk (4) French Resistance (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Maurice (4) The Men Who Would Be Kings (4) HOTT (3) Strontium Dog (3) Check Your Six! (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) Duel of Aces (2) Fire and Steel (2) Gangsters (2) HYW (2) Iron Stars (2) Luft 46 (2) NUTS! (2) No Go Zone (2) Sharp Practice (2) War in El Dorado (2) 2mm ECW (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Galactic Heroes (1) Hind Commander (1) Sturmovik Commander (1)