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WW1 18pdr c/w limber
WW1 18pdr field gun c/w limber & ammo wagon

by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]


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Introduction

This is a very brief 1st look at the new Resicast WW1 18pdr. The gun should be available at Telford this year and is another exciting development in the Resicast World War 1 range of kits.

The kit was mastered by George Moore with assistance from Graham Sellar.

The Kit

The kit will come in the standard Resicast format packed in a sturdy box with the individual parts in zip plastic bags.

The parts are cast in a light grey resin and are of extremely high quality.

As well as the 18pdr gun you also get a very neat Limber and Ammunition wagon for the horse drawn version. Two different styles of barrel are included in the kit .

Iíll let the pictures speak for them selves but will follow up this 1st look with a more detailed review of the kit in the coming weeks. The detail as always on the kit looks highly impressive.

Conclusion

I was very excited when I saw the early masters for this gun when I was visiting Resicast earlier this year. The end result looks very pleasing and with the release of the GBS range of diorama bases one of which is specifically designed for the 18pdr I see a lots of opportunity for modellers interest in this genre for some cracking displays.

Itís excellent to see more WW1 kits becoming available and I hope this kit will give pleasure and fun for many.

A set of brass 18pdr shells is already available form Resicast under kit No 35.2339 to compliment the gun.

SUMMARY
Highs: Highly detail parts with alternative finishes on the gun. With the Limber and Ammo wagon should be a terrific kit.
Lows: None I can think of.
Verdict: Pending full review but looks like it will be a cracking kit.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.1238
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 04, 2013
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

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About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

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Comments

Hi Alan, just to clarify things, there are two barrels supplied, one has the standard recuperator post 1916, the second is the pre 1916 version with a hydraulic oil "header tank". The original gun had spring recoil mechanism, which after continuous, became less effective as the springs weakened. The gun was modified to have a hydraulic mechanism, initially with a tank for the oil, after 1916 this was re-designed and the chracteristic "long" recuperator fitted. This modification was continued on the guns used during WW2.
NOV 04, 2013 - 12:26 AM
George did you see our 18pdr when you were down?
NOV 04, 2013 - 01:11 AM
Alan, Do I see a destination firing position for your Ford Model T narrow-gauge train? I'll be looking forward to seeing the gun built-up. (BTW: Brilliant work, George, on the assistance you gave Riich with their Universal Carrier kit!)
NOV 04, 2013 - 01:59 AM
Thanks George. I remember you talking about this some time back. Good to remind the old brain cells. Hi Mike, Opens up lots of possibilities. Did you view the new diorama bases, pretty cool. Cheers Al
NOV 04, 2013 - 05:19 AM
Nice comments guys, thanks.....CMOT.....yes I took some sneaky photo's as it was part dismantled....which was a great help BTW. Any news on the 6 inch howitzer rebuild progress ??????
NOV 04, 2013 - 05:52 AM
Other than that it is going to end up with a lot of new metal in the carraige not a lot at this time.
NOV 04, 2013 - 07:11 AM
Yes the "rust moth" had been very busy. Being the inter-war version with the Martin Parry axle conversion makes it interesting. From what we have so far, non went to France, all the other tp
NOV 06, 2013 - 12:04 AM
Finger / Brain malfunction....wot I sed wos....the iron tyred and Mk1 P with the 13.50 x 20 tyres were with the BEF. This one the Mk1PA did not go.
NOV 06, 2013 - 12:07 AM
Here are some links to a couple of walkabouts on site. http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=3681 http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=4211 Some ammo pictures Some inspiration for reference only from IWM This is a good example of just how far the recoil came back Mud Dug in Al
NOV 08, 2013 - 12:31 AM
   

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