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:

Bill said...

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

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

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

Pete. said...

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

Cheers,

Pete.

Steven Page said...

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

tradgardmastare said...

Moving along nicely there...

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Pete,

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

All the best,

Bob

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

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

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

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