by: Alan McNeilly [ ]
This is a very brief 1st look at the new Resicast WW1 18pdr. The gun should be available at Telford this year and is another exciting development in the Resicast World War 1 range of kits.
The kit was mastered by George Moore with assistance from Graham Sellar.
The kit will come in the standard Resicast format packed in a sturdy box with the individual parts in zip plastic bags.
The parts are cast in a light grey resin and are of extremely high quality.
As well as the 18pdr gun you also get a very neat Limber and Ammunition wagon for the horse drawn version. Two different styles of barrel are included in the kit .
Iíll let the pictures speak for them selves but will follow up this 1st look with a more detailed review of the kit in the coming weeks. The detail as always on the kit looks highly impressive.
I was very excited when I saw the early masters for this gun when I was visiting Resicast earlier this year. The end result looks very pleasing and with the release of the GBS range of diorama bases one of which is specifically designed for the 18pdr I see a lots of opportunity for modellers interest in this genre for some cracking displays.
Itís excellent to see more WW1 kits becoming available and I hope this kit will give pleasure and fun for many.
A set of brass 18pdr shells is already available form Resicast under kit No 35.2339 to compliment the gun.