Sunday, 20 January 2013

Watchers of the sky

The 37mm AA gun is the Zvezda plastic kit built straight from the box. In response to a transport shortage my gunners have 'liberated' an Airfix Opel Blitz and 're-branded' it to reflect the change of ownership.
The gun barrel is very thin and ever so slightly bendy, but it is a very nice model - for wargames purposes easily as good as the rather similar Airfix Bofors gun.

10 comments:

Nick Grant said...

Very nice. Are those wee black squares magnetic for unit labels?

Phil said...

Very nice work, great units!
Phil.

Stephen Beat said...

Very nice, I wonder how similar the Soviet 37mm is to the Bofors 40mm? Like the 'liberated' Blitz.

Chris Kemp said...

Is this the celebrated unit that saved Comrade General Wallmanski's bacon at Kirov, or was that an 85mm?

Regards, Chris

SAROE said...

The Skies?

Bwahahaha!!

Mole-men! Attack!!

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
They are indeed. Well spotted!

Tim Gow said...

Phil
Thanks. The gun was an easy build.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
I believe there is shared heritage...

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
No, these chaps are new recruits. They have received special training about dealing wit panicky senior officers...

Tim Gow said...

SAROE
That's why the bases are so thick....