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Excellent previews again, just like every friday by now. :smile:
The first picture could show a japanese 20mm Type 98 AA gun.
Good choice of an essential & widely used piece, in service from 1938 onwards.
The wheels should have less spokes though.
Can‘t wait to have a glimpse at the accompanying crew figures now! :sweat_smile:
The second picture could show the french canon de 155mm GPF.
An excellent choice again, this field gun was widely used from 1917 till 1945.
Not really convinced in this case, maybe it’s just wishful thinking. :wink:
In contrast to the previous speaker, I‘m pretty sure that many hobbyists appreciate more detailed & realistic kits these days.
If it is an elemental necessity to include more parts to achieve better results, I‘m not worried at all.
Would be great if you could release your future gun kits in hard plastic. This would be a big step to upvalue your artillery pieces to the really high standards your figures already reached.
Anyway, thanks to Strelets for another great friday preview.
Keep up the good work, it’s highly welcomed! :+1:
I echo everything PtG has said. Just a small addition:
The small AA gun looks as if it could be constructed even when cast in soft plastic. The big gun, no way.
here's my two pennorth on the subject of guns and vehicles. After many years of model making (badly!) and approaching retirement, I can only say that after assembling many cannons and vehicles (I still have a few Atlantic plastic kits) in soft plastic I infinitely prefer the multi part subjects in hard plastic.
Soft plastic is very fiddly to assemble, doesn't usually take glue, often requires reaming out of axle holes etc, sometimes won't accept paint, and due to poor fit means many small parts come off!
So for me, it's hard plastic every time for guns and vehicles, plus good, clear instructions!
Yah got me? Tho I must say, all those tiny parts on T2 do NOT please me! Good looking guns tho!
I like these, but if your doing lots of tiny parts, very hard plastic that takes glue please.
I'm hopeful you cast your cannons and machine guns in the same plastic as your figurines.
The only cannons I would agree better off in hard plastic would be the gigantic WWI Seige guns already released, and this Teaser 2. At this scale I can't imagine putting together so many tiny parts.
I really like all of your Crimean War cannons and have bought many. Please make your Boer War "Long Tom" style and WWI cannons (not the gigantic ones) in the soft plastic that just press together. They assemble just fine.
Please, Can we march to the sound of Napoleonic guns soon, They have very few parts and would sell very well, It was Grouchy's big mistake and cost Napoleon the battle, I know my armies are always wanting more guns.
thanks in advance
Great Suggestion Steve,
The reuse of gun mold would cut down production time / costs and mean sets could be more cost effective for strelets and we might be able to get sets sooner.
Same concept could be used for nations that used the British artillery guns.
we live in hope