Saturday, 9 February 2013

Building a model coastal defence gun: the basic components assembled

After a long but eventually fruitful search for my liquid polystyrene glue, I was able to assemble the basic components of my two coastal defence guns.


The next stage will be to add a pivot and base to each gun, after which they can be painted.

8 comments:

  1. That looks great! Are you going to make some kind of fort to put them in?

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  2. Bill,

    I am going to use the large Hexon II fortification for starters, but I may build something myself in due course.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Very nice Bob, you've certainly captured the look you were wanting.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  4. I hope you paid Armstrong-Whitwoth their licesing fees, even if the historical Rusland wouldn't...:-)

    Those look great, even without a coat of paint. I am afreaid if i start building a few of these, i will want to start the Ian Hogg wing of my model collection, with one each of what you have pictured.
    -Steve

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  5. Pete,

    These are relatively small coastal defence guns, but I think that I have got the 'look' just about right.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Steven Page,

    As I live about a mile from the gates of the old Woolwich Arsenal, I think that I would claim that my gun is based on one of their designs, the famous 'Woolwich Infant'!

    Building artillery can easily become a compulsion, which is why I have resisted doing this for some long. Perhaps we will end up forming AA ... Artillery Anonymous ('My name is Bob and I build models of artillery pieces'.)

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Tradgardmastare,

    My only fear is that once I get the bug, I will not be able to stop building coastal defence guns!

    All the best,

    Bob

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