Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Bought at Firepower

No trip to a museum is complete without a visit to the museum's shop ... and yesterday's visit to Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum was no exception.

A lot of the stuff on sale is aimed at ex-gunners and children ... and in amongst the children's stuff were some very nice model cannons. I bought two of the large ones for £1.75 each and they will serve as heavy muzzle-loading siege artillery when used alongside 15-mm scale figures ...





... and as muzzle-loading field guns with 20mm-scale figures. They may need a spot of repainting as they are currently very dark grey, but could easily be used 'as is'.

6 comments:

  1. These must be cast all across the globe. I have an old piece from the 90s and three newer, all bought at gift shops as keyring decors.

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  2. András Szilvásy,

    I must admit that I am not that surprised to read that they are so common ... and that they have been used as key ring fobs.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Phil,

    Alongside my 15mm-scale figures they certainly look very impressive.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Bob
    Good find.
    Those babies look perfect for teh Mutiny era.
    Cheers
    Peter D

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  5. Peter Douglas,

    You are absolutely right! They do look very like the Bhurtpore Gun, which used to be on display near the Royal Artillery barracks in Woolwich.

    All the best,

    Bob

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