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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2019 9:28 a.m. PST

Oh, come on.
Show some pride in your work.
At least clean it up.

28mm Fanatik27 Feb 2019 10:17 a.m. PST

If Butler Printed Models show it in a cleaned state, potential buyers will expect them to clean it up before it's shipped out. That's more work and would require an additional charge for labor. So wysiwyg truth in advertising and all that.

gbowen27 Feb 2019 10:34 a.m. PST

The Butlers guns are OK. Put some crew around them and they are perfect for gaming. Anyone who has assembled a metal gun model should jump at them.



Compared to Warlord:

https://blackshawgaming.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/butlers-printed-models-a-review

deephorse27 Feb 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

Anyone who has assembled a metal gun model should jump at them.

Because?

gbowen27 Feb 2019 11:38 a.m. PST

Because most metal guns come in umpteen bits with no instructions. The Butlers stuff is 1 or 2 piece.

companycmd27 Feb 2019 12:13 p.m. PST

HOLY GOD did they ever depress the British 5.5 gun that much??? I never considered using the 5.5 inch as a direct fire weapon. Does anyone have info on this happening???

Griefbringer28 Feb 2019 12:55 a.m. PST

I never considered using the 5.5 inch as a direct fire weapon. Does anyone have info on this happening???

Companion to the British Army (by George Forty) has somewhere a picture of 5.5 inch guns employed in a direct fire role in the Far East.

But most likely not a common occurrence.

Corwin28 Feb 2019 3:04 a.m. PST

My grandfather was the RSM of the field artillery in WW2 and used to tell me about the 'pistol gun' which was a 5.5" gun that was wheeled into a pre dug scrape 3-400m from heavy bunkers or dug in tank turrets etc. They would boresight and fire on full charge. Not a lot left after one or two of those so it was used in Europe as well.

Barries Lead Mountain28 Feb 2019 3:43 a.m. PST

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Griefbringer28 Feb 2019 8:16 a.m. PST

My grandfather was the RSM of the field artillery in WW2 and used to tell me about the 'pistol gun' which was a 5.5" gun that was wheeled into a pre dug scrape 3-400m from heavy bunkers or dug in tank turrets etc.

Sounds like there might be quite some work involved in digging the position and wheeling in the gun, especially if you want to do it sneakily enough not to get noticed by the Jerries manning the bunker.

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