Thursday, 23 June 2011
AIRFIX JB MODELS M119 105MM LIGHT GUN 1/76.
Long time no blog!
Well I am back off my holidays from deepest darkest Cornwall.A very nice place indeed, even managed to dodge the rain as well.
The M119 light gun is from Airfix/JB models and was meant to be apart of m Vietnam group build over on Benno's.
But I found out the yanks didn't buy it till after the Brits proved it worked in the Falklands war, so that ruled that out!
I have built several of these guns in the past and really like this kit.You get two guns for your money and you can build two versions as well.The L118 has a longer barrel than the American M119.
It can also be built in the towed position.
I decided to try the airbrush on this job and had to give it several coats because I kept missing bits.
I drilled out the barrel and tried to make it look smokey from firing but the weathering pigment I used fell on its arse for this.
The rest of the gun was given a brushing of Tamiya weathering powder.But I should have put some more on the tyres, that might come if I get round to basing it.
I could also try making a crew for the gun as well.