Saturday, 16 December 2017

Una ametralladora Hotchkiss para la legión

Pardon my Spanish. Actually I'm not even completely sure I didn't make any spelling errors but it sounds suitably "dramatic" don't you agree?
So what's this all about? Well, it has taken me a while but I'm finally back painting some reinforcements for my SCW Nationalists.




The Hotchkiss Mitrailleuse Mle 1914, or just Hotchkiss, was a french medium machine gun dating back to World War 1. Originally it used the 8mm Lebel round which, due to its conical form, wasn't really suited for use as ammunition for machine guns.
A considerable number of these machine guns were built in Spain under license prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. The local version was chambered to accept 7mm Mauser cartridges which were one of the more common types of cartridges in the Spanish arsenal. The machine gun was used extensively by both sides during the whole conflict.


As with all the miniatures I've painted for this period thus far, these are from the excellent and highly recommended range produced by Empress Miniatures. At some point I want to get back to this piece and add a crate or two of ammunition but probably not anytime soon.


15 comments:

  1. oh, masterclass work! What a great colours!

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  2. Great job. Another example to follow

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  3. Just fantastic Nick!! A must see next time you visit!

    Christopher

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  4. Very nice as always, like how you have painted the sand bags,yes Empress make some very nice models.
    cheers John

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  5. What a joy looking at the pictures! Top notch painted figures, as one would ecpect it from you and all these details like the pillow on the box where the gunner is sitting on.

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  6. Splendid vignette, your attention to details is awesome...Realistic and beautiful!

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  7. Super and the green shades look just the ticket.

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  8. Your machine gun vignette is beautiful as is. Fantastic brushwork!

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  9. Simply incredible! Composition is once again absolutely perfekt with the small wall and those deep saturated colors are a dream!

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  10. Cracking work! Inspiring stuff

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  11. Great work Moiterei ... red and green never looked this good together!

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  12. Wonderful MG team - love the red piping on the otherwise somber uniform.

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