Well the lead pile is restored…well a small pile at the moment.
First off the table is the Pom Pom gun and crew to complete the Lave Victoria gunboat. For this set I scratch built the Pom Pom gun and used the Perry Gardner gun crew from the Sudan range. The figures are probably not 100% correct, but I figure that most units serving in Africa would have had a mix of old and new uniforms. The officer from the set will appear on the staff of one WWI East African commands.
The Pom Pom gun was built using plasticard and Greenstuff from the image below. I was unable to find a suitable cone for the base – and unwilling to try to construct one – so I compromised and used a piece of 6mm plastic tubing, on to which I attached a plasticard discs top and bottom.
The Pom Pom gun under construction…
The addition of this piece completed the gunboat, to which various items (such as anchors, winches, ropes and life belts) have been added since the last time it appeared in these pages. Below is the finished item.