This weekend I finished off some projects that had been on the back burner for the last couple of months. The first project was finishing off a pair of scratch-built US 4.2" mortars for Mr K. I used some mortar parts from a Battlefront M-113 sprue and some Esci sand bags to quickly bodge up something that roughly looks the part. I then neglected to paint them for around three months!
|Foreground: US 4.2" Mortars. Background: 81mm Mortars.|
|The same as the picture above.|
The three 81mm Mortar teams are to go with the support weapons in my previous post. They are Pegasus WW2 Germans that has been crudely modified using a scalpel and liquid green stuff, and then given a rough paint conversion.
|Crude but possibly effective.|
Since there has been a trend towards having heavier mortars, I also converted some of the Pegasus WW2 German 120mm mortars and crew using the same methods.
|120mm Mortars. A useful piece of indirect fire support.|
The last piece of offensive support I finished off were four more 105mm Light Guns. Three of these are intended to replace the scratch built guns I made here
. The forth gun will also replace one that had the barrel at a high angle and has been broken and repaired a couple of times this year.
|105mm guns, made from the Airfix/JB Models kit.|
|A different view of the above.|
So all in all, a rather nice collection of offensive support elements!
|A collection of mortars.|