These fine 155mm howitzers were a key part of the defense of France (snicker).
All pieces and parts here are BF and are for the most part quality. The single trail on the cannons makes them a much easier build than the dual trail versions.
Although I retain my hatred of most faces sculpted for this line. I mean... Is it something with the mold that makes most of the faces look like formless blobs of hate? I know you can do this! The command figure wearing the shako has a great grumpy look on his face! Why can't you replicate similar human looking features on other models?
Two modeling painting notes. First, I've continued the tree theme on the staff team and the observer but I just couldn't conscience putting trees on the arty stands, it didn't really make sense. Second, the shako worn by artillery officers was dark blue with gold braiding (thank you Osprey books) so I did my best to replicate that here.
Off to the pics!
|Artillery units were designated by the use of a blazon on the front left of the gun shield that consisted of a white square with a red triangle|
|See that dude there? The one with the Shako? His face is great! I mean, why can't all the faces have at least a level of quality reaching this one. Blerg|