|Russian ceremonial artillery kettle drum carriage - Russian artillery museum in St. Petersburg.|
Ed Phillips made this model of a Russian ceremonial artillery wagon, see the real thing in the picture above, and I purchased it from him at this year's Seven Years War Association Convention in South Bend, Indiana. Each year, Ed brings a large number of scratch built terrain pieces and wagon models to the convention and they sell out like hotcakes. So when I walked into the convention hall on Saturday morning, I was surprised to see that this little beauty was the last item that had not been sold. Mrs. Fritz didn't raise a stupid son, so I snapped it up for $30.00 and added it to my collection. Since I am building a Russian SYW army this year, this is just the thing I need to trick out my growing Russian army.
|Russian kettle drum wagon - scratch built by Ed Phillips. Click pix to enlarge.|
|Note the partially melted down cannon barrels that were attached onto the wagon.|
The amount of detail that Ed put into this model is downright ridiculous and I fear that my pictures do the craftsmanship no justice. Suffice to say, I am very happy to add this to my collection.