You may have seen the work in progress posts for the 25pdr and Quad , well now I have finished them! They had been sitting in drawers for quite some time in a stage of partial completion, its great to have them done at last....although I will be needing to get the same kit again later on- two 25pdrs are better than one :)
The models themselves are from Italeri, originally produced by Esci many moons ago, and it still builds up as a good kit. Next time I may leave out some of the more fiddly bits underneath the Quad as they cannot be seen once the vehicle is based for wargaming. I did find that some pieces broke as I tried to remove them from the sprue even though I tried to be careful- I guess it was never designed to be a fastbuild wargamers type kit.
I exchanged the original crew for AB miniatures, who make some great sets for British artillery, I even put an AB driver in the Quad- though you can't see him too well, at least I know he's in there. The shell casings and boxes on the ground came with the kit- I drilled the ends of the shell cases out slightly. They are based as three separate items to aid play for wargames, the limber base with the three chaps on it constitutes a "loader team" in the Battlegroup rules.
I have used a cloudier background for these photos, probably appropriate as it was quite cloudy outside this morning when I was taking the pictures.
I hope you all enjoy them, please feel free to ask questions etc.
By the way, it's great to see 90 people following now- very cool- perhaps I'll hit 100 before the end of the year? Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and support.