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Is it Friday?

good evening everyone,

I was wondering if it was Friday for everyone?

Cheers.

Re: Is it Friday?

Not for everyone, only for "heavy metal" fans.

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These posts are getting harder we are having to complete jigsaw puzzles now cant see a gun barrel though.
Typical a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces just our luck:rage:.

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Austro-Hungarian 30,5cm Mörser M.11or M.16. :+1:

Saw service in both worldwars.

Thanks for sharing this preview.

I hope the kit will contain an appropriate austro-hungarian WWI crew!? :grinning:

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Looks like it could be a WWI / WWII Mortar. I see two halves of a barrel. I hope so!

P.S. Looks like PeterTheGreat nailed it in his Avatar.

P.S.S. "Heavy Metal Fans" Glad to see we still have a sense of humour over such a serious hobby. :-) GC

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Now this is getting interesting!

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Wow, Austrian mortar , can't wait. Just hope quality would be same as pattern.

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Excellent choice of subject!! Just finished reading a book on Caporetto and the Isonzo battles, so any WWI Austrian and Italian figures/weapons are welcome.

Regards,
Andrew

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Mörser in this case should translate* in English as siege howitzer (Škoda 30.5 cm Mörser M.11) and then compares with the British 12" (nearly 305mm) siege howitzer. The BL12 was a scaled up version of the BL9.2" howitzer(already in Strelets inventory). The breech block on the Skoda was the same horizontal sliding wedge block as the Krupp 210mm(Strelets inventory). The British heavies had screw type (or rifled) breech blocks.

* Haubitze exists in German as in sFH or FH ie schwerer Feldhaubitze (heavy field howitzer) or Feldhaubitze (field howitzer) or as Haubitze (normally a siege howitzer). The English word is probably from the Dutch or German for a steep firing trajectory cannon.

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Now we need the 12 inch seacoast mortar used by the USA in the Philippines to go with the three early War US military sets Strelets already does.
http://www.geocities.ws/Pentagon/Base/3495/fortpix/12M01.jpg

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
https://bunkermeister.blogspot.com/

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Dear Mike,

We'd rather go for something similar for ACW though.
Regards,

Strelers

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I'd prefer standing firing lines for both sides first, if you don't mind. And maybe some Confederate cavalry skirmishing. :blush:

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I'm excited to see all of the sets recommended above made, especially ACW, I hope Seige Cannons with both Union and Confederate Gunners.

BTW, I received my Strelets German Army in Stalingrad from the U.K. to U.S. yesterday. I bought this set mainly for the Officer pose, but Wow! all of the figures are beautifully sculpted. Man, I wish I could convince Strelets to make a dedicated "Officer" only set mainly for summer campaigning. With the German Police set and Stalingrad set I've got to assemble my Kubelwagons and have a few ambush scenarios!

Excellent work Strelets - another couple of purchases/investments from your Team for my collection. GC

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I pray for heavy artillery for ACW, mortars, seacoast artillery maybe a set called "Heavy artillery of the ACW?"

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Okay, I can settle for ACW heavy artillery in 2018.

Philippines in 2019. I asked first.

I would still like to buy your artillery crews separately from the guns,
I have a lot of guns without crews.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
https://bunkermeister.blogspot.com/

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If it is already time for further suggestions, I can‘t resist to share some “most wanted“ artillery pieces appropriately fitting into Strelets existing ranges.

first half of 20th century
- french Canon de 65mm de montagne Mle 1906
- japanese Type 41 75mm mountain/regimental gun
- austro-hungarian 8cm Feldkanone M 05 or M 05/08
- british QF 3.7inch mountain howitzer
- austro-hungarian 10cm Gebirgskanone M 16
- french Canon de 105mm Mle 1913
- french Mortier de 280mm TR Mle 1914
- japanese 28cm howitzer L/1 (with RJW period crew)
...
19th century
- prussian 6 Pfünder Feldkanone C/61 (with FPW crew)
- RML 7 pounder mountain gun (with “Colonial“ crew)
- 6.4inch (100-pounder) or 8inch (200-pounder) Parrott rifle (with ACW crew)
...

Would be great if Strelets could possibly consider one of the mentioned guns to expand the related range.
But I would be very pleased, if future artillery pieces could be done in hard plastic.
This would result in more detailed & better fitting kits. :+1:

The usually excellent figures should be kept in soft plastic though.

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Dear PeterTheGreat,

the problem with all old artillery pieces is a lack of drawings for the cannons.
Images alone aren't sufficient to make a gun.
To design a model of them, one should have 3 elevations of a gun and its dimensions, which, in many cases, is simply not available.

Best regards,

Strelets

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Dear Strelets, Peter has made some excellent suggestions. I particularly support his idea to cast the guns in hard and the figures in soft plastic.

Several of those guns are preserved in museums and/or have been very common so dimensions should not be too hard to find. Some links below for starters, can someone add to it please?

Top of my list would be:
- french Canon de 65mm de montagne Mle 1906
http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/65mm_Mle_1906.html
- japanese Type 41 75mm mountain/regimental gun
http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/GebK_M08.html
- austro-hungarian 8cm Feldkanone M 05 or M 05/08
- french Canon de 105mm Mle 1913
http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/Schneider_105L_M1913.html
http://derela.republika.pl/105mm_wz13_wz29_schneider.htm
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6551863c/f1n124.pdf
- a 75mm Krupp gun pretty please (widely exported and used in many wars between 1905 and 1945)

Regards, Pa

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Pa
Dear Strelets, Peter has made some excellent suggestions. I particularly support his idea to cast the guns in hard and the figures in soft plastic.

Several of those guns are preserved in museums and/or have been very common so dimensions should not be too hard to find. Some links below for starters, can someone add to it please?

Top of my list would be:
- french Canon de 65mm de montagne Mle 1906
http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/65mm_Mle_1906.html
- japanese Type 41 75mm mountain/regimental gun
http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/GebK_M08.html
- austro-hungarian 8cm Feldkanone M 05 or M 05/08
- french Canon de 105mm Mle 1913
http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html?load=/landships/artillery_articles/Schneider_105L_M1913.html
http://derela.republika.pl/105mm_wz13_wz29_schneider.htm
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6551863c/f1n124.pdf
- a 75mm Krupp gun pretty please (widely exported and used in many wars between 1905 and 1945)

Regards, Pa
So many excellent subjects here.The other subject which has been ignored for too long is the British 60pdr - used WW1 and early WW2.