Saturday, 9 February 2013

Building a model coastal defence gun: the basic components

I decided to build the two coastal defence guns I need from various bits of polystyrene plastic tubing, girders, and spare parts that I had in my stock of modelling supplies.

The main components are shown below:

All I have to do now is to find my glue ... and then I can begin the assembly process.


  1. Hi Bob,

    This look very intriguing and I like the idea about the barrel banding - one inside another I guess?

    Suggest grey for the carriage and black for the barrel.

    All the best,


  2. David Crook,

    You are right about the barrel banding, as you will see from my latest blog entry.

    Your suggestion for a colour scheme is similar to the one that I had in mind for the completed guns, although I do tend to favour overall dark grey.

    All the best,