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yarkshire gamer26 Jan 2018 1:41 p.m. PST




Just a quick post this arvo,

You really need to find an excuse to get any one of the HLBC BIG guns and mine came this year as part of the Analogue Hobbies Winter Paint Challenge, one of the bonus rounds is a big gun and believe me this is a Big Gun !

Based on the figure scale the wheels are 6ft high, you do not want a shell from this bad boy landing nearby.

These never made it to Mesopotamia which is were my collection is based, but two turned up in Palestine in 1917 with 6 tanks so that will do nicely!

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

RogerC26 Jan 2018 2:03 p.m. PST

Tidy Ken.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 5:20 p.m. PST


Now heres a big gun


True story. I was at Historicon several years ago. 2 Gentlemen were trying to convince Trenchworx to do a Ho scale model of one of these. The quote was " you'll sell 100's of them to Model Railroaders".

I was later on in the flea market and found a book on US Coastal railroad guns and Brought to the Trenchworx booth and we both had a laugh at the dimensions of one.

bsrlee26 Jan 2018 10:52 p.m. PST

I used to have one of the Britains models of that, it used individual brass casings that had a spring and plunger to shoot the shells. Loved it to death unfortunately.

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