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Markconz08 Aug 2017 11:30 p.m. PST

A post here on how to assemble 28mm limbers, cheers!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

Really nicely done and much needed

Lord Hill09 Aug 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

Beautiful looking figs there and a very useful guide.

Empires at War Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

Yes, very good, i'll be getting my limbers out to do now.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

An outstanding guide! Thanks for posting this.

Osage201709 Aug 2017 12:04 p.m. PST

It looks really cool.

Markconz09 Aug 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

Cheers all!

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 6:16 p.m. PST

Nice. I didn't know that the French use white tack.
I've been scratch building my limbers for years now. I got the Osprey book on artillery equipment and some other references.
Got some Plastruct pieces, stretched sprue, twisted wire (yep, with a drill), and a bunch of wheels from my old 25mm days. Takes about an hour to fabricate any limber or caisson. I've done French (the easiest), Prussian, and British. Also scratched built gun carriages for all of the extra gun barrels you get with the Victrix plastic artillery sets. The British come with lots of extra wheels for their limbers.
It's surprisingly easy.
I will try to post some pics later. Oh, ya; a lot of manufactures sell just limber horses.

Markconz11 Aug 2017 5:10 a.m. PST

Interesting, yes please do post some pics d88mm.

4th Cuirassier11 Aug 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

That's very handy especially as I bought a couple of Perry Austrian limbers at Salute…

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

The first pic has 2 British homemade limbers. They're the grey ones pulling the ammo chests.
The other pics have some of my 28s.
The two Prussian ones are scratch, as are all three French. I think, one may be purchased.
The big box shows a bunch of my stuff; horses awaiting assignment, limbers needing attention, etc.


d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 2:54 p.m. PST





Markconz14 Aug 2017 6:33 p.m. PST

Excellent thanks for posting those! What manufacturer(s) are the limber teams do you know?

Sir Able Brush15 Aug 2017 2:38 a.m. PST

Admire the scratchbuilding – very useful tutorial on the adding rope. I also love the depth of shade and highlight on the French Limbers @Markconz

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2017 4:10 p.m. PST

The French ones are Perry, the British ones are Front rank.

Markconz19 Aug 2017 11:24 p.m. PST


AuvergneWargamer11 Sep 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

Hi Markconz,

As a limber fan I was most impressed with what you've done.

The rope idea is inspirational and I'll give it a try.



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