Wednesday, 5 May 2010

R.E.M.F!

I don't just enjoy building combat vehicles, I quite enjoy building some of the more unusual support vehicles as well. My favourite of these is my German 'GulaschKanone' or field kitchen. These models are now quite rare and difficult to get hold of, as Tamiya no longer manufacture them (edit; they make a version called 'Field Kitchen Scenery' but it doesn't have the horses of the original version), but fortunately, my wife managed to find one on Ebay for me. This one I enjoyed building as I had never painted any horses before! The harnesses were a bit tricky to make as Tamiya only provided a sheet of thin plastic to cut them out of. I also changed some of them. Instead of the thin plastic, I used a couple of lengths of fine chain at the front of the horses and some string to attach them to the field kitchen itself. (I'm sure there are proper names for the different parts of a horse's harness, but I don't know them!)

My German Field Kitchen


This picture shows the fine chain I used for the harness
at the front of the horses.

The only things I don't really like about this model are the horse's faces. At some point I need to paint the eyes properly!

By the way, in case you're wondering about the title of this post R.E.M.F. simply means 'Rear Echelon Mother F****r'!! Its a derogitory name given to an army's support troops!

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