|Picture courtesy of Thoroughbred Figures|
|The baggie of parts and crew|
The tower comes with a baggie of parts and crew. This consists of a set of exterior stairs that have connecting pegs for proper alignment with the landing and the tower, an 18 pounder gun with a pivot for the barbette on the tower top, artillery balls, roof hatches, and a mixed gun crew from the TB02 Naval Gunners pack that would be suitable for any European or American power. Toby, knowing that I was working on a Barbary Coast project, was kind enough to include a sample pack of Tripoli Pirates (TB01T) that include suitable crew, allowing me to use the tower for either side.
|Tabs on the tower roof match with the tower, keeping the roof in place|
The resin is of very high quality, no chalky feel, very few bubble spots. The figures and gun of course are of great detail, perfect animation, and very cleanly cast, keeping with Thoroughbred's ongoing reputation for quality gaming pieces first established in their 1/600 American Civil War range. The pieces that need assembly fit together perfectly.
Two more shots showing the stairs and barbette gun, assembled without glue to illustrate their perfectly aligned fit. I may keep the gun assembly as a loose piece as it will rotate around the barbette with relative ease.
|Stairs in place, aligned into perfect place with tabs on the steps and the landing|
|Barbette gun in place|