TW32ART3 13 or 18 pounder carriage limber

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Now you can download the instruction manual for TW32ART3, the carriage limber cast in 1/32 scale that compliments our 13 or 18 pounder kits.

1914-1918 in miniature

Instruction Manual

TW32ART3

13 or 18 Pounder Carriage Limber

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

be downloaded and printed in a larger size

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1914-1918 in miniature

1914-1918 in miniature

Building your Kits Parts

Assembly

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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1914-1918 in miniature

Assembly

1914-1918 in miniature

Assembly

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Assembly

Limber is suitable for both 13 or 18 pounder kits

1914-1918 in miniature

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

rtillery 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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