Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Warbases engineer's cart with Front Rank horses
Whilst at Derby World Wargames show last weekend I took a look about the Warbases stand. I was actually looking for windows and doors (which Martin hadn't brought) when my eye was drawn to a cabinet containing wagons and carts. I've bought MDF carts once before (I can't remember who made them) only to be disappointed because when I made them up they were massively over scale and made my draught horses look like Shetland ponies - they went into the bin. However, like everything Martin produces, the Warbases models looked a class apart. I bought one as a try out and I must say I'm delighted with it. I'll be buying more the next time I put in a 'windows and doors' order.
This one is Engineer's cart. It is MDF with a one piece cast resin load.
It was quite easy to construct, even without instructions, though getting the order in which things went together took a little thought. The parts fit very tightly together and I chose to build it then apply a few spots of glue on the joints and tabs at the end.
The horses are Front Rank. I decided to paint the horses black and white after seeing a large black and white horse in a field on the way back from the show; I immediately thought how good that pattern would look pulling my little new wagon. Warbases also do a very nice pair of draught horses, but I didn't know that when I bought the wagon; they'll pull the next one though.
The figure is also by Front Rank.