A few years back I saw an article on Paul's excellent Plastic Warriors Website on using a cut-down Airfix 88mm Flak to make a 105mm US howitzer
I needed a couple of these for my WWII US forces and inspired by Paul's original idea, I decided to put a couple of old Airfix 88s I had in the stash to good use.
The barrel of the 88 has been cut down and the shield comes partially from an old Airfix 6 pounder AT gun and the rest was made using some cut-down clear plastic sheeting.
The axle and wheels are from a trailer that comes as an accessory with a die-cast Altaya M16 Half-Track. The trail legs are flat plastic cocktail sticks.
Yep, it's a crude "representation" and it would probably raise a lot of eyebrows at an IPMS meeting, but I think once it's painted and on the table it maybe won't look too out of place.
I'll try and get this painted up and will post a couple of shots soon.
The kind of stuff I like to do and this one is brilliant.ReplyDelete
Thanks João. Glad you like it. The stuff you do on your site is always an inspirationDelete
Wonderful conversion, I do love messing about and creating unique models; but i bought 2 M2 105mms from Britannia miniatures in white metal for just £3.50 each :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Richard. Me too, I like to dabble like this just for the fun of it too. I had looked at the Ace kit originally but decided that for a small mass-produced injection plastic kit the price was way too high. The Britannia miniatures option does sound reasonable though.Delete
Nice job and impressive gun!ReplyDelete
Thanks Phil and for stopping byDelete
Definitely looks the part!ReplyDelete
Thanks Hugh, looks more or less presentable :-)Delete
I like it :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Geordie !Delete
Lovely job John .Well done.ReplyDelete
Paul ! Where've you been ? Great to hear from you. This howitzer was 100% inspired by your conversion.Delete