Tuesday, 19 May 2020

On the workbench - Bishop Self Propelled Gun





The artillery vibe continues under lockdown I have upgrade a OP and a Bishop Self propelled gun. Britains first attempt at an SPG.  I painted up this gun  as a First Army gun for my Mid War British Army. Only deployed in Tunisia and Italy. These vehicles  are very characterful, I love the Heath Robinson look of the Bishop.
I like a well worn look to my Mid War British vehicles so lots of mud North African mud on this one 
extra stowage and crew from AB miniatures 

Losts of extra mud on the rear deck 
File:The British Army in Tunisia 1943 NA1449.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
my main ... but not only reference image https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_British_Army_in_Tunisia_1943_NA1449.jpg

 The final addition is this observers vehicle  inspired  by an image from the Taranto landings. PSC model  bren gun from the bits box

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THE INVASION OF ITALY SEPTEMBER 1943 | Imperial War Museums
The Invasion of Italy thanks to the Imperial  war Museum https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205204293



The crew are  a mix of PSC, HaT and Milicast

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On the workbench - Bishop Self Propelled Gun

The artillery vibe continues under lockdown I have upgrade a OP and a Bishop Self propelled gun. Britains first attempt at an SPG.  I ...