Monday, September 28, 2015

4.7" Naval Gun on Field Carriage Boer War (6" long) and a few extra


Anton Boot has again sent through some fantastic images of his latest Boer additions. This time he has painted a 4.7" Naval gun and crew. These beauties were normally manned by navel detachments however finding navel crew for this period is near impossible, unless you do a little converting. The Naval gun can be purchased from 'The Virtual Armchair General' website under Houston's Naval Guns and ship fittings. They have a extensive list of Naval deck guns to field guns unitised by Naval forces during the later Victorian period. 











Anton also dropped in a couple more images of this very nicely painted Steam Tractor, painted by Mark Hargreaves of http://over-open-sights.blogspot.co.ukwhich he is keen to add to the collection so that the 4.7" can be towed across the battlefeild as they were used extensively throughout the campaign by the British to haul either supplies or the big naval guns...I need one in my collection too.


And lastly Anton has painted a very nice Boer 'Pom Pom' and crew....this little piece was hated by the British in the first year of the war, but many were later captured and turned against their previous masters.



10 comments:

A J said...

Impressive ordinance there! Nicely done.

Spyros Staikos said...

Nice varaity of fire power Nath.

Phil said...

Beautiful and impressive, great details on each of them...and your photos are fantastic as well...

Mark Hargreaves said...

Very interested to see images of the 4.7inch gun. A small point of order.... the painted HLBS Traction Engine is not Anton's work, it is mine: http://over-open-sights.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/ww1-heavy-haulage-and-omnibus.html

Vinnie said...

Mark,

Thanks for the comments and update on the painting, you did a fantastic job on it. Where did you get the model as I would not mind having one in my collection.

Regards

Nathan

Anton Boot said...

http://www.hlbs.co.uk/product.php?id=830

i ordered one since i saw the engine painted by Mark:) Need it to pull armoured wagons filled up with soldiers or a 4.7"gun.

Vinnie said...

Mark all done mate I have changed to description to credit you with the painting and your site. I hope that is ok.

Regards

Nathan

Mark Hargreaves said...

Not a problem, Nathan. I hope that I didn't come over as being too anti. A couple of years ago, a bloke in the USA lifted images from my blog and shoved them on his commercial site. Since then I get a bit wound up. The traction engine comes from the Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Co: http://www.hlbs.co.uk/product.php?id=830

Vinnie said...

All good thanks Mark

Regards

Nathan

Juan MancheƱo said...

Great painting work. The gun is really big!