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1:72nd IMEX Union Artillery Limber

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Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Very nice, Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I started my 1:72nd scale ACW project with three boxes of IMEX plastics: infantry, cavalry and artillery. This limber from the artillery box completes the first phase of this project.

Artillery limber

These models are cast in a flexible, bendy blue plastic than can be difficult to work with.

Artillery limber

These figures were painted for TMP by our friends in Sri Lanka, Fernando Enterprises. I instructed them to paint the figures to match the box art, and not to assemble the components (for ease of shipping).

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When the painted figures arrived, I assembled the model. The components are the limber itself, two wheels, two passengers, four horses, and one rider.

Artillery limber

The challenge is that the parts are bendy and twist around while you're trying to assemble them! I lost count of how many times the wheels fell off. The limber pins insert into the side of each horse, if the pins don't bend, and the limber won't stay straight while you do so.

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Meanwhile, I prepared a 2" by 4" wooden base with FlexSteel beneath (LITKO), painted it, flocked it, and gave it a seal coat. Then I glued the wheels and hooves to the finished base (the horses do not have cast-on bases).

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The final result is a bit wobbly or curvy if you look closely, but makes a fine impression overall.

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Next, I'll be working on the Confederate side…