Welcome to today’s review of a 28mm heroically-scaled Gatling Gun and Light Gun Carriage kit. This kit is available from Curious Constructs, a British company who sell their own range of wargaming miniatures, conversion parts, and accessories, suitable for use with 28mm tabletop war and skirmish games including Warhammer 40k. We’ve previously looks at Curious Constructs Iron Horse Bike, which came with some great details, so we’re looking forward to building the Gatling Gun and Carriage.
Here you can see how our Gatling Cannon kit arrived, it is priced at £5 (around $7.70) direct from Curious Constructs .
On opening the kit, we find it consists of 4 metal parts, all nicely detailed, and basically no clean up was needed before assembly.
The kit comes with 2 wheels for the Light Gun Carriage. They have a nice wooden effect and would make great conversion parts for use on your own carts, carriages on wagons.
Next up is the actual carriage part, this part contains pegs which fit nicely into holes in the wheels and Gatling Gun.
Here is the scary end of this kit, the Gatling Gun. Its a good looking and solid little piece which works well on the Light Gun Carriage, but would also make a great conversion part for use on larger vehicles or fortifications.
Assembling this kit was extremely simple and quick, everything fits together well and leaves us with a great looking Gun and Carriage.
For scale, here is a photo showing a 28mm heroically scaled Warhammer 40k Imperial Guardsman from Games Workshop with the Gatling Gun and Light Gun Carriage from Curious Constructs.
In some wargames including Warhammer 40k, heavy weapons are often mounted on 60mm bases along with 1 or 2 crew. Here you can see the Gun and Carriage fit nicely on a 60mm base with ample space for 2 or possibly 3 crew.
We think this is useful and simple kit, which can work well in Imperial Guard 40k, Historical, or Steampunk armies. The parts in this kit also have plenty of potential for use as conversion parts for models in the previously mentioned armies. If you’d like to see what else Curious Constructs have on offer, head over to http://curiousconstructs.co.uk.