Four blower tanks from Old Crow's 25mm "Hammer's Slammers" range, pictured with two GZG NAC Royal Marines. They're big suckers, eh? (the tanks, that is ;-)
The blower tanks (three regular and one command blower - a full platoon) are now ready for the paint shop. Assembly was pretty simple - assembling and attaching the pintle-mounted tri-barrel powerguns and the main powergun, and sticking on the deck stowage (a one-piece casting). OC supplies photo-etched brass components to build a turret bustle cage for extra stowage and these assembled pretty easily too. I also added some extra stowage I had laying around.
There was minimal cleanup required (Jez from OC takes considerable pains to clean up castings before shipment) but I did have an issue with the turret mounting assembly. The hull has a ~40mm hole and the turret has a flat bottom, so OC supplies a "plug" (about 40mm round by 10mm thick) that you affix to the bottom of the turret. The problem is that the plug is a bit too big around to allow the turret to comfortably rotate in the hull. Problem is solved by substituting a Litko 40mm round base for the supplied plug, and relieving the hull hole a bit with a half-round file. I like the turrets to rotate easily and now they do ;-)
Anyway, further updates as the tanks progress through the paint shop...