Friday, 8 April 2011

more Japanese Artillery

Rounding off the current batch of Japanese kit is this Type 4 15cm Howitzer.  This model is another from the Irregular range, and sports the same camo scheme as the tanks I painted earlier in the year.  I expect it is completely inaccurate, but it just looked a bit dull in plain green.
The crew figures are part of the batch of Naval Landing chaps I picked up last year.  They are Raventhorpe castings and are so nicely painted that no further input was required from me.
This is by far the heaviest gun that my Japs are ever likely to have available!

12 comments:

Don M said...

That's a little better! Nice crew figures too!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I thought this might be more your sort of thing.

peter said...

Great painted canon Tim ;-)
Never seen these figures before.

Greetings
Peter

Tim Gow said...

Peter
Thanks. I have quite a few Raventhorpe figures - they don't have much 'showroom appeal' as bare castings but paint up really nicely. Some lovely poses too - like the gunner with hands over his ears.

west1871 said...

Very nice Tim.Some metal figures look crap when unpainted but yours scrub up nicely mate.

Cheers Rich.

Tim Gow said...

west1871
I can't take any credit for the figures as I bought them already painted.

Paul said...

So the Japanese do have some big guns! Nicely done. The figures do look good.

Paul´s Bods said...

Nice looking gun and team. I know what you mean with the "wether it´s historically correct" painting. I used to worry about getting unit colours right etc until I thought sod it, my figs, my interpretation.
looks good to me.
Cheers
Paul

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Even Don likes this one, so it must be OK!

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
Quite right Paul - I field some particularly outlandish toys just to annoy the 'rivet counters'.

Biff Tanner said...

Wow man those look great.

Tim Gow said...

Biff Tanner
You are very kind. With two divisions of Japs finished I really need to get them into a game soon!