TW32ART1 Ordnance Quick Firing 13 pounder gun assembly manual

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This booklet gives full and detailed instructions to help the modeller assemble and complete this highly detailed kit from Tommy's War.

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Instruction Manual

TW32ART1

Ordnance 13 Pounder QF

A PDF of this document is available at tommyswar.com which can

be downloaded and printed in a larger size

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Building your Kits Parts

The first task is to remove molding plugs. Use a sharp craft

knife, pincers or a resin saw (I use a version available from

Games Workshop). Once the plugs are removed each part can

be cleaned-up in detail and any mold lines removed with the

craft knife or a fine sand paper*. Once you are happy with each

of the individual parts then they should be cleaned with soapy

water to remove any grease or fine grain and allowed to dry.

It is important to pre-fit your parts before assembly, once you

are happy with the way each part fits together the pieces can

be affixed using an epoxy glue (generally these come in two

parts, an epoxy and a hardener) or superglue. I generally use

epoxy for larger parts and superglue for small sub-assemblies.

There are some areas (such as fixing wheels) where it is

advisable to pin, this can be achieved by using small pieces of

brass rod (available at hobby stores or craft shops). This adds

strength to the construction.

Once the kit is built, it is advisable to give it another clean in

soapy water to again remove any grease, and then prime in

the colour of your choice prior to painting. Remember, resin is

quite a flexible medium, and if lightly heated can be carefully

manipulated in to shape.

Care must be taken when working with resin as it can be

dangerous if breathed in. When working with resin wear a face

mask or work in a well ventilated room. We recommend a form

of sanding when using resin called ‘wet-sanding’, this involves

putting water on the sand paper so that resin dust is kept in the

water. However, we recommend still wearing a face mask to

cover the mouth area when working in this style.

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Colour schemes and references

Artillery used by both the Royal Field Artillery and Royal

Artillery was a shade of khaki green at the beginning of the war.

Both branches of the service were highly efficient regulars and

took great pride in their guns, so upkeep and appearance was

of prime importance. So, early war guns were polished to a high

standard and kept very clean.

As the war progressed performance took precedence over

appearance and the guns became more weathered and

camouflage from enemy counter-barrage was of vital

importance. Guns were ‘dug-in’ and covered with netting and

elaborate camouflage schemes became more common.

For research purposes I am grateful for the outstanding and

probably definitive guide to early 20th Century British artillery

in the book ‘Early British Quick Firing Artillery’ by Len Trawlin

(Publisher: Nexus Special Interests).

For colour schemes I have referred to images of original artillery

pieces (13 pounder at the Imperial War Museum,London and

18 pounder at the Fire power Royal Artillery Museum, London).

Useful colour references can be found within the Osprey

Publishing book ‘British Artillery 1914-19’by Dale Clarke and

illustrated by Brian Dell published under their Vanguard range,

including a very interesting pattern on an 18 pounder of the

Royal Naval Division in France in 1918.

Imperial War Museum - www.iwn.org.uk

Firepower Museum, Woolwich, London - www.firepower.org.uk

Osprey Publishing - www.ospreypublishing.com

Colour photographs of our completed kits can be found at

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Replacement Parts

Thank you for purchasing this Tommy’s War product, I hope you

are entirely satisfied with it. I do endeavour to inspect each kit

before it is despatched but on the very rare occasion that a part

is missing then I will send that part to you immediately.

Simply email me at Darren@tommyswar.com with a description

of the part required (it may help if you can scan the instructions

sheet and mark the item) and send with your postal address.

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