Monday, 12 March 2012

Italian 149/40 gun

In a few spare minutes last week I assembled this 'Waterloo 1815' kit of a WW2 Italian 149mm heavy gun.  The parts are beautifully moulded in hard plastic and went together easily.  The nine crew figures are a delight and even if you don't want the gun it may be worth buying the set for these chaps alone.  The crew are dressed for service in Africa, so will fit in nicely with most of my existing Italian troops.  More pics when I get round to the painting.

14 comments:

Don M said...

that is very nice, can tell how clean the casting is, and the crew is excellent!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I hardly need to tell you that my games table is now covered with 20mm Italians!

Paul said...

That gun is huge! A very nice looking piece of hardware.

My Italians are being pushed back until I get my ring around some bathroom revamp...There goes my pocket money!

Chris Kemp said...

That looks like a (not so little)Gem doesn't it?

Tim Gow said...

It is huge - I put it down to the Roman fondness for monumental architecture. I too have a bathroom to pay for this year, but the gun came out of last year's defence budget.

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
It is a table filler of the type you like. In other words, it'll be no damn use in a game...

SoA Shows North said...

'... even if you don't want the gun ...'

How could you not want a gun like that ...

Tim Gow said...

SoA shows north
I know Phil - but there are some odd people around who may not consider that a 149mm gun has a tabletop role. Very strange.

Mojo said...

What a beast!

Tim Gow said...

Mojo
That's the thing about a lot of Italian kit - it does look good!

west1871 said...

A great set mate, mine gun is finished just the crew left to do. It could have done with a few more shells though.

Tim Gow said...

West1871
I think it's safe to assume that yours will be finished to a rather higher standard than mine! Hopefully I'll get on with it at the weekend.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Is this kit also out in Italeria?

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Not as far as I know, thought Italeri do a lovely 90mm AA gun.....