Thursday, April 8, 2010
Quality Castings Hotchkiss H-39
Here's a sample Quality Castings/Battle Honors early war French Hotchkiss H-39 I got in my last order. It's alright, but a tad expensive for what you get, especially compared to Old Glory. The treads are just the loop, with no support, and had to be bent into shape by hand. They're consequently pretty irregular and don't sit quite flush. Plus, the hatches are molded shut (to be fair, it opens in the back and is thus more difficult to cast). However, Old Glory does not make an H-39, so there you go. Again, I did no markings. That will probably follow later. But, today, I have a painted, playable H-39. The details can come later if I have nothing better to do.