If you have ever brought a box of Perry 28mm ACW Artillery you will know that you end up with a swag of spare barrels. There is a 12llb Napoleon, a 3″ Ordinance Rifle, a 12lb Howitzer and a 10lb Parrot on each sprue so at a minimum you will have nine barrels left over after making whatever artillery pieces you wanted.
This guy in Australia, Battlefield Accessories solves the problem of what to do with those spare barrels with these handy-dandy laser cut gun carriages.
The set consists of enough parts to assemble three more carriages. The wheels and some other parts are cut from a stiff card, which the trail and crosspiece are cut from 3mm mdf. Wheels are three parts – the rim, spokes and the hub. All parts fit well and easily glue together. With the card parts, be careful when cutting them away from the ‘sprue’.
Assembly was simple. The only thing missing is an elevation screw. I used a piece of wire, the sort of thing most modellers have in their bits box somewhere I am sure.
In the pictures below you can see that they match up perfectly with a Perry gun. Battlefield Accessories also included a sampler sheet with some other offerings. – a 28mm outhouse, a scifi type cargo container and a house – 15mm, I guess.
At this time of postage is not cheap. They almost doubled the price of these for me to get them from Australia to New Zealand but postage these days is what it is.
I will probably use these mostly for limbers. But I got enough to make nine more guns so I have options.
Get some of these if you want to increase your artillery park without having to buy extra plastic sets.