28mm WW1 Vignette – Vickers Gun Crew

Not the best of weeks but I managed to complete this outstanding WW1 Vignette and begin work on a new WW2 project, more of which in a separate post to follow.

Throughout my WW1 project I’ve tried to steer away from the slightly more convention images of war in an effort to tell the story in a different way.  As commendable as this idea was, in my own mind at least, there is a point at which something’s have to appear.  A Vickers Gun Crew being one such example.

Once again I turned to Empress Miniatures.  They really do some great figures and these came under the banner of the Mutton Chop range.  Composition is basic, there’s only so much you can do and in this instance only so much that I wanted to do.  From a timeline perspective it was also a model that I could fit in pretty much anywhere within the sequence.

Another one down, only two more to go.  Beginning  to lag a little now but I will get there! This one is one of my least favourites and I wasn’t going to post it today but for the fact that I would have failed my self imposed deadline. The groundwork leaves a little to be desired, the photos don’t help, so at some point I will go back and revisit it.

TIM

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4 thoughts on “28mm WW1 Vignette – Vickers Gun Crew

    1. Thanks Luke. It would be cool to make my own bases but I don’t really have the tools to do so. I have found a couple of suppliers on eBay and get them from there. Not sure I could do them cheaper if I did my own anyway!

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    1. Thank you. I’m still not entirely convinced by it but that might have more to do with too much WW1. I like the era and have enjoyed the project and doubtless will do more but if I have learnt anything it’s that I need to mix things up a bit. As for the mud, on this occasion just good old filler and grit!

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