Saturday, 31 October 2015

Toffe apples

 Great War Miniatures make a "Toffee apple Mortar" . While I had hear the term I was not sure what they looked like. But a quick google search found out all I wanted to know. I did find a variety of colourer Mortar rounds but settled on the yellow and black for a number of reasons. The most important being that I did not want it all dull green, like so many of the others. It is a wacky mortar and called for a wacky colour as well and who am I to say "NO!"

Another item painted for Matt and his ever growing ww1 collection. Of which a couple more next week as they are already painted and just need varnish and to be photographed. So I would hope to blog them about Wednesday.

That's it short an sweet today as I have a load of painting to finish before our club game tomorrow.

Take care, have fun and slap paint on metal just like a monkey.

All the best Clint



14 comments:

  1. I always thought that this was a bit of a myth until I stumbled across an article on them, great looking ordnance Clint.

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    1. Thank you Michael. I think they have almost reached semi mythical status. I have only seen pictures and not one in Real life and before painting this had not even seen pictures.

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  2. They look terrific Clint, and the colour scheme is very eye-catching. Your outstanding basing really suits these fellows as well. What a wonderful little group of figures.

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    1. Thank you Simon. Yes the yellow does make them stand out somewhat, I think the crew would be happier with green shells!

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  3. Outstanding work on that apple dispensing machine!

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    1. Thank you Fran. It is not perfect of course but I was quite happy with it.

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  4. Great vignette, Clint - it's pretty wacky, alright!

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    1. Cheers Evan. Wacky indeed, but true none the less.

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  5. Great job Clint! Not the kind of toffee apples you want landing in your lap!

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    1. Thanks Bob, no indeed you do not!

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  6. I've seen a b&w film of one of these being fired, but the officer firing it was well away when he fired it as it was considered very dangerous. Iirc it was referred to as a xmas pudding bomb or something similar but "toffee apple" fit the bill nicely too especially at Halloween.
    Your rendition is excellent btw and very brave using the yellow, it'll get all manner of attention on the table I'm guessing.

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    1. Thank you Joe. I suspect you are right and the yellow may make it a bullet magnet. I like the term xmas pudding bomb!

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  7. Cracking work, Clint. I really like this one

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    1. Thank you Roy. It was fun to paint.

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