15 June 2002
When Mike looked at Sash & Saber SYW figures, he decided to let me do the ACW gun that S&S had included in the samples, as I will be reviewing their ACW range in a couple of months. I was going to look at their ACW figures next month- but I got greedy and I'm buying some SYW instead.
This review is a lead in to the ACW review scheduled in the next couple of months. I was very impressed with the gun and decided to get it on the net immediately, so those looking for some firepower could see what it's like.
This model is very nicely sculpted and cast, with a restrained woodgrain finish to the carriage and wheels. The gun is a 3" Ordnance Rifle, one of the mainstays of both armies during the war. It comes in the usual parts breakdown of carriage, wheels and barrel. There's a couple of minor omissions on the model- the handles for the elevating screw are missing and the trunnion locks aren't depicted on either the barrel nor the carriage (easily fixed with a bit of tape). However the beautifully depicted prolonge rope and detail on the carriage are very nice.
Recommended. 9.0 out of 10