|The Esci guns are a great improvement on the Airfix originals.|
|The view from the rear. Figures are all Airfix.|
|A quick wash of you know what hides the imperfect colour matching caused by the repainting.|
|A view from above. The gun crew surround the gun.|
|All three stands have the crew working at their own tasks...|
I wanted the stands to look full as each is meant to represent 6-18 guns. So I put five figures and a ready to use ammo box on each stand. The problem arises that many of the poses are either too close if the gun is firing, as acting out of phase. This problem however is a minor concern compared to how much I like the look of the layout of the stand. I now only need to flock the stand, probably with some dried brown static grass to counter weight Frank's nice green golf course stands. I also have enough crew left to do another three stands, but I should finish off the infantry and cavalry first. Much thanks is due to the Archduke for his wisdom on matters Napoleonic, and to Frank for helping me harvest the crews out of the drawer of French guns.