Warbases Wednesday #13 - The Hay Cart build and paint
This week I continue with another of the previously featured carts. It is the turn of the Hay cart to receive the attention of my brushes ready for a new place on display at the show stand.
I will begin with the build its not a complicated affair although you do need to work on the underside first to get it right.
This is the base kit nicely flat packed on a wooden sprue.
Remove all the sections marked in Red to begin
Invert the nice etched base and place the wheel axle roughly centre for now.
Then using a few drops of PVA adhesive on the chassis and rails fix one side then the other taking care to locate the slots with the slots and the lugs in the inner holes.
Once this is done it really is very simple to complete two outer rails either side glued with a slight pitch then two connecting rails at the front long one at the top short one at the bottom. Finally add the wheels and jobs a good'un as they say.
So now it comes to the painting and as can be seen in the above image they often had colour applied to them and after some google searching I found out they come in a multitude of sizes and shapes.
I choose to do this one in red it seemed a very popular colour when I was looking at images, I have done the main bed of the cart in a plain weathered wood effect, remember this is in the days before modern stains and preservatives so wood naturally greys with age.
This is a nice kit for £3.50 and would have a variety of uses as a scenic item for the table top in many different periods.