Thursday, 16 June 2016


Time now for some Great War era bodging.  I found a sci-fi/steampunk type cannon on eBay and bought a couple hoping they'd be useful for something.  After the customary period of dust-gathering I was looking at a photo of some German minenwerfers.  These seemed to have been built in several different sizes so I figured that bodging such a thing was thus easier if I didn't have to worry what size the resulting model was!
Anyway, much bodging later here is the finished minenwerfer, complete with crew adapted from Armies in Plastic infantry.  I think it looks sort of OK-ish.
Oh, and did I mention that it fires plastic pellets?  Oh yes!


Conrad Kinch said...

I'm not minenwerfer,
I'm the minenwerfer's son,
and I'll be werfen minens
'til the minen werfens done.

Ross Mac said...

I don't know what the originals looked like but this definitely says "early 20thC thing that goes BOOM"(or sproing)

Pete. said...

Looks the part to me Tim. Bonus that it fires too.



Don M said...

Close enough to target.......)

tradgardmastare said...

Looks the part Tim and where can you go wrong if it fires pellets!

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
Just the sort of cheery ditty one associates with trench bombardments!

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Sproing? Yes, that'll put the fear of God into Tommy Englander.

Tim Gow said...

Exactly my thoughts.

Tim Gow said...

Not when I've test fired it....

Tim Gow said...

Aside from retrieving the pellets from under furniture it's a winner!

maximex said...

The fine rise, very rare model.
Cheap and effective device bunkers and barbed wire against
7.5 cm minimum and 38 cm in the largest
and also showed effectiveness against tanks