In the last post I mentioned that there was an extra VBCW unit that I painted last month but didn't include in my February summary for fear of tipping off those dastardly BUF bully boys.
Since it's now been used in anger, the cat is out of the bag and I can reveal for your delectation the Heightened Altitude Marksman's Mount for Extended Range (H.A.M.M.E.R. for short)!
VBCW as a "period" is all about very localised forces and the weapons and equipment they can cobble together or build themselves. The Swallownest Socialist Brigade (my new faction and the allies of the Handsworth Volunteers) had a sniper in their ranks but were frustrated by the need to have him infiltrate an area and wait there for a suitable target - what would happen if they had to attack quickly?
Luckily, they had an old Model A ford, some timber, some scrap metal and a can do attitude, and so were able to knock together the H.A.M.M.E.R!
Having added armour (including a spare roof from a Kerr & King FOW objective I bought 3 years ago - never throw anything away) I was able to conceal the fact that the model that forms the basis of this "entirely safe" mobile watchtower is really a little too small to be the right scale.
I've got a couple more vehicles to put together as well, so as usual, watch this space...