Friday, 5 April 2013

28mm Painted 4Ground General Purpose Wagons with Loads from...

.....Colonel Bill's Wargame Depot. Perfect for 18th, 19th and early 20th century gaming as scenery or an objective or just something to hide behind or steal.

I have the wagons from Black Flag but had seen these from 4Ground and wanted a wagon with the canopy hoods, these are very nice kits, come with quite good instructions, a little fiddly (you will see that they only have 4 canopy hoods each instead of 5, damn my shovel sized hands!) but overall a little better than the Black Flag ones.

I bought the kits at Cavalier from Colonel Bill but he had designed loads to fit exactly and neatly in the wagons rear (lovely fit), so I bought the Napoleonic/Colonial/ACW set, not bad but with the normal resin issues you find like not fully cast but still acceptable as scenery .

Two Dixon cowboys to give an idea of size and scale.









42 comments:

  1. Very nicely painted Fran. Lots of uses for those. I especially like the removable loads too. Lots of uses for them as well.

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  2. And very nice they are too!!!

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  3. General, Sir, very nice work. I believe I see a small draw string cotton tobacco pouch in Cooky's shirt pocket. Looks to me like Bull Durham.

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  4. Nicely done indeed, as they sure are going to get liquored up I bet

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  5. Nice job on these Fran, also like the fact they have removable loads

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  6. Reminds me of that old television show, that I barely remember, Wagon Train. Each episode the caravan would move on and there would be a new adventure. Sort of like Star Trek in a way.

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  7. You are all set to go into the wild, wild west! Wagons and cargo look great.

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  8. These are quite sharp, as are the two cowboys. Thunder boxes, saloons, wagons, saloon girls. Looks like you're ready for some Old West gaming!

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  9. They look pretty good really and look like they'd fit quite well with your western style area.

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  10. good stuff fran you must have a great Wild West collection now
    Peace James

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  11. Lovely job all round. Good stuff!

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  12. I have a soft spot for 19th century settlers/prospectors like that. Good stuff sir.

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  13. Fantastic, I really like this work on the wagons!
    Phil.

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  14. Really impressed by those, might have to go on the wish list for Salute. Great job Francis.

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  15. Looking good mate! Really like them, and the cowboys are also nice! :)

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  16. Greate looking wagons Fran !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  17. Very nice wagons Fran. I need to get me some of these!

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  18. I really like the crates too.

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  19. I really like the look of those wagons. They'd be very useful for my little Reb army - really nice job on them Fran. I like the cowboys too - particularly 'cookie' dispensing the black-as-tar coffee!

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  20. Nice models and cargo. Good idea to make it detachable

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  21. Very nice, Fran. They are very useful in a lot of periods.

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  22. Very cool Fran. Those look really nice, especially with the crates in them. Excellent job on the painting.

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  23. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.
    Car Centre Warrington

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  24. Very nice job mate, They are value for money as well I feel. I intend to pick some of these up to scatter about as terrain for my EotD games.

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  25. Looks like a very nice kit. Now you only need a train and cattle yard for Angry!

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  26. Great wagons Fran. Pretty impressive old west collection you have now

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  27. Damn fine looking wagons there Fran

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  28. They look great Fran and what a difference the loads make to them too.

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  29. Excellent work! I love the cargo as much as the wagons themselves.

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  30. The 4ground kits are excellent. The cargo is also excellent

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  31. Wagons look aged, but the crates look new. I like that contrast.

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  32. These look really nice, its good to see mdf wagons painted its all too easy just to leave them nude.

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