SPECIAL THANKS. I would like to thank Paul Watson for his sponsorship of several lead figure collections on this blog. Having decided to clear his spare/surplus figures, he generously forwarded them on with no other requirement than they deserved to be restored.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

A NEW CANNON for Christmas

Having purchased several die-cast cannon with missing parts I was able to convert most of them into useful coastal guns. This was the last one in my spares box. It was originally a Britains no.1292 in green but arrived without an elevation gauge, and also its front shield. Having found a use for its wheels, I now wanted to utilise the barrel and broken carriage. Decided to link them with spare wheels belonging to a Britains 4.7" green Naval Gun. Plastic card was used to supplement the carriage and furnish a new elevation gauge. Now the exciting bit, what colours to paint it? As its a home-construct toy I  wanted something rather bold. Decided on a dark red carriage, grey wheels, with a lot of black distinctions. I can see this gun being used by my Ruritanians or perhaps the Spanish.



As a follow-on to the above, thought I would include some photos of real and toy artillery pieces which inspired my own model.




8 comments:

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    1. Thanks Ross, its always nice to clear the spares and end up with something useful.
      Michael

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  2. Nice looking gun , clever use of the bits and pieces .

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    1. Thank you Tony, it does make a nice contrast to my green or grey cannon.
      Michael

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    1. Cheers Allan, a red cannon adds some festive colour to the table.
      Michael

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  4. A fine looking piece of artillery!
    All the best for Christmas and the New Year

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    1. Thank you MJT, and the same to you and yours. The cannon is meant to be a fun piece to reconfirm the 'toy soldier' nature of my collection.
      Michael

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