Saturday, 4 February 2012

Guns and carriages construction

 From the "Anatomy of HMS Victory " , I took the plans of carriages and I fitted them in 1/32 scale.There are four different types of carriages on the specific segment of the ship.
So I had to build four different types of them  and four different types of guns.
More analytically , I need six 12-pounder short guns for the quarterdeck , eight 12-pounder long guns for the upper deck , eight 24-pounder long guns for the middle deck and  eight 32-pounder long guns for the lower deck!

I made copies of plans and  I cut them on jigsaw (sixty sides for a start).Using files and dremel tool I cleaned  the perimeter of them and I opened the necessary holes.

 I considered that , for better results , I sould make a mold for each type of carriage . This was  a tiring process, but I took the best results of them.

 When  I finished everything , I painted with yellow ochre, and I let them dry. In meantime , I made the fittings.

This is my first effort with guns.I don't know yet , who I will make the rest of them .

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