Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Trying to break the painting doldrums in a creative way, I put together and painted this Houston le Creusot "Long Tom" I bought a while back from TVAG.

I thought it might make a nice piece for the Saxon Siege Train as much as for the Boers, so I built a platform for it, although I do not think I will attach the gun to it as I'd like to display it "on the move" as it were.

Gray seemed a reasonable compromise colour to paint the carriage, so off I went!


Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Odd looking ducks weren't they? But a nice little model and very evocotive. Something about them says "late 19thC experimental".
I won't tell you how much time I wasted trying to look up the history of the Sneider Creusot 155mm gun apart from the Boer War.

Bloggerator said...

To me the carriage has always said fortress artillery; quite compact, but very high. Obviously meant to fire en barbette! I agree, it's an attractive little kit.