I gave it up. I was going to have to buy something incredibly expensive. And then I got an e-mail from Ian saying that he had a window and was I still interested? Was I! Needless to say he has finished the HMG sculpts, they have winged their way halfway around the world and the first two examples have been painted. I sent Ian the pictures for his website as the least that I could do.
So, without much further ado, here they are:
|Vickers HMG. The figures have optional heads, so that they can be early or late war.|
|As a result I may yet get out some green stuff and sculpt a gas mask bag to sit on their chests.|
|The German Maxim '08. I love the stand on this weapon.|
|Again, the cuffs suit early war better, so I haven't painted the detail on them.|
|The HMG next to Armies in Plastic figure. The AIP are a bit bigger, especially in the head|
|A second picture with the AIP figure brought forward, and the difference still doesn't seem too great at all.|
A big thanks to Ian Kay for doing this, and I've nominated him for best customer service in the Wargames Illustrated awards. Hopefully he gets the votes that he deserves!