Tuesday, 29 July 2014

448 - Bofors 40mm S-P W-i-P

Yay!

As a reward for all my work in my second job as an examiner this year: I bought myself a brace of Bofors, and (as the weather's actually dry enough to spray paint for once) I figured I'd quickly throw them together last night:
"Quickly"?

No. These little buggers are a fiddly pain. Still, I've done them now, and it just remains to paint them up - which, frankly, is unlikey to take too long as they're almost comically dull and simple: just the way I like it! Naturally, the barrels and sights are not attached yet, hence the droopy angles.

I've been wondering about whether or not to base them (with their gun commanders and No. 4 crewmen) but I figure they're a little more positionable without a large base, so I'll just wait until the peripheral bits start falling off them, I think, then it'll give them a litttle more longevity.

Other projects are not forgotten, and Hey! I'm off to see Zzzzzz this weekend! *smiles*

- Drax.

12 comments:

  1. 15mm looks so plucky compared to the usual 28mm fare.

    I'd personally base them purely for aesthetic reasons to match the rest of your force.

    My birthdays coming up and the missus said I could treat myself to something but I've gone so long without a purchase since the kid cane along that I don't know what to spend on as I have no real need. The missus tells me it's not about need but what I want!

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    1. You "want" to start a Flames of War army..... ~_^

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    2. Regardless of FoW, you know about Ray's collective FW Order plan ?

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    3. Lol Dai. I've been tempted.

      And Z the FW order had been discussed.

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    4. Hmmm, they probably will be 'safer' on bases (less prone to taking damage). Tough call though.
      I love 15mm. After painting 28mm it is a nice shake up. I really like the look of Flames of War but I reckon that the 28mm Bolt Action WW2 would be cool too.
      Zzzzzz, I couldn't tempt Muppet to add to the FW order. The Force is too strong in this one. But.... my order is in :)
      You guys will have to stand by to see what awesomeness the good Mr Zzzzzz and I have commandeered from FW!! It is big.;)

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    5. Do it. Go Flames - it's sooo rewarding and expenditure is refreshingly finite too!

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  2. Bofors are fiddly-arsed models to put together. Horrible even.

    Not a fan of based vehicles, though with those loose crew....

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    1. At the moment, I've stayed with them unbased, and I've popped the extra crew in each case on a small base - but with a view to rebase them when I get some large bases...

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  3. Hurrah !

    Steak Florentine all round....

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  4. Oh dear, Bofors guns... are your fingers still stuck together? :-) I don't generally like based vehicles, but they'd look good I think with the extra crew beside them. Cheers, Paul :-)

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    1. Cheers, mate. Did you get my reply to your comment on my previous post?

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    2. Just saw it and commented now :-)

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