Sunday, 21 September 2014

Making a MILAN - part 1

I decided that my West German forces for Little Cold Wars needed some up to date (for the late 1970s...) AT weapons.  The interwebnet was duly scoured for decent photos of the Milan AT missile and I set to building a couple in roughly 1/32 scale.  The 'gunner' in the photos is an Airfix figure with his MG-3 carefully carved away.
Most of the thing is made from plastic - tube and girder sections with a few bits from the spares box, while the troublesome tripod is copper wire.  This came from an offcut of the rather chunky cable used to connect a new cooker a couple of years back.  There was a length of 8 inches or so spare so I cut off the plastic outer and that gave me several lengths of useful looking wire.
The tripods were adjusted for height until they fitted the figure and then the ensemble was PVA'd to an MDF base.  More when they're painted.


14 comments:

Duc de Gobin said...

They really do look the part. Well done.
Can't wait to see 'em in action.

Pete. said...

That's really clever Tim.

Cheers,

Pete.

Stephen Beat said...

They really look ace! Smashing!

Col said...

Great Work Tim. Something from nothing. That's good scratch building!
Cheers
Col

davidcrawford19 said...

Very nice indeed! :O)

Paul Foster said...

I like the use of the Airfix Ammo lockers from the Morris and Bofors gun kit Tim.

Outstanding work.

Tim Gow said...

Duc de Gobin
Thanks - hopefully they'll be in action over the next few weeks.

Tim Gow said...

Pete
Cheap. That's what it is.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
I confess to being rather pleased with them...

Tim Gow said...

Col
As I said above - cheap!

Tim Gow said...

davidcrawford19
thanks

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
It is really quite tragic that you spotted those parts. But have 50 bonus points.

Archduke Piccolo said...

These MILAN launchers are very well done even unpainted. Impressive!

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
I'm sure the painting will make them look a lot worse!