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WW1 Artillery Accessories
Resicast - WW1 Artillery Accessories
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]

Introduction

Resicast have released a useful set of WW1 Artillery Accessories to compliment there excellent range of WW1 Field Guns and Howitzers.

The Set

The set comes packed in the standard small sturdy box with product and manufactures details on the top. Cast in a light grey ersin the parts are well detailed with no air bubbles or cause for concern. Inside are a range of useful items but no parts list.

You get:
  • 3 x shovels
  • 3 x crow bars
  • 3 x axes
  • 3 x large mallets/hammers
  • 3 x buckets
  • 3 x leather buckets with side cuts
  • 3 x small leather buckets
  • 2 x Ammo box medium size
  • 4 x ammo box small size
  • 2 x megaphones
  • 3 x barrel sponges
  • 2 x barrel cleaning wads
  • 2 x cross support timbers


You will have to add some plastic rod handles to the sponges and barrel cleaning wads and the small buckets come without handles.

Normal safety precautions apply when working with resin.

Conclusion


A useful set of accessories for both large and small calibre guns. The leather buckets are a nice addition as are the cross members to support the cleaning rods.
SUMMARY
Highs: A set of useful items
Lows: Details of the shaft length for the sponges would have been useful
Verdict: Highly recommended
Percentage Rating
87%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.2375
  PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2015
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

Copyright 2017 text by Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]. All rights reserved.


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Comments

Was there a standard length to the poles, or is this pretty much whatever you want to do?
JUN 24, 2015 - 01:43 AM
Hi Bill, a lot of info is quite scarce re the equipment used, most gun cleaning equipment is just listed without any dimensions, though there are some listings which give the length as 6 feet, others are rods that were screwed together. Rammers were different, though they often had a painted mark to show how far into the breech they should be pushed. It has been a matter of looking at period photo's and measuring with the Mk1 eyeball....not the most accurate (at my age) !
JUN 24, 2015 - 11:07 PM
Thanks, George, appreciate the peek behind the curtain.
JUN 25, 2015 - 03:28 AM
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