Took advantage of the very hot weather here in Sydney last weekend as an excuse to stay indoors,not venture into the sun and work on a number of wargaming projects, this being one of them, a Scratch Built 15cm sIG33.
It costs 7 support points, AP value of 8, HE value of 13 and it also decreases Cover level by 1 Level, a useful gun to deal with armour or enemy troops bunching up together.😏
|The gun in action.|
|The scratch build starts with cutting off a piece of an old paint brush handle seen in red and threading a plastic tubing around it this is the barrel of the gun, I also used some scrap MDF for the carriage frame as can by seen top left. |
|The wheels are carved from left over Perry miniature bases and I used lots of plastic odds and ends to build the rest of the gun. |
|Its not a reproduction but I am happy it will pass as a |
15cm siG 33.
|Gun primed with black undercoat.|
|Its mounted on a thin sheet of metal contoured around the gun.|
|I used Vallejo model colour Middlestone for the base of the gun and highlighted with further coats by adding VMC Iquai sand. |
|The spade is a left over from another kit.|
Back at CANCON 2018 I constructed a Brecourt Manor gaming table, the need for leFH 18/40 10.5cm howitzers, saw me purchase one from Warlord games to use as a basis to scratch build 3 more (as it would be costly buying 4 guns, which would only to be used on once ).
As I did not use the crew figures,I left them on the unpainted pile of lead but with the construction of the siG 33 I retrieved them and painted and flocked them ready to man the siG33.
|The gun actually needs one Junior Leader and a crew of five, so I will make up the extra crew needed from another crew served gun in my Late war support.|