Heavy Metal for ACW.

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Heavy Metal for ACW.

Post by Midshipman Easy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:38 pm

In our ACW campaign I will need to deploy so heavy rifled guns on the table.

Having a look at was avaliable to the Union, I hit on this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:4_5OrdnanceRifle.jpg

But as far as I can tell no one makes one if 28mm sooo.....

No 2 siege carriage, mold master.
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Wheel for carriage.
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First casting of gun and carraige.
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Complete model. (not entirely happy with the wheels)
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With crew for comparison.
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With Perry plastic 3" ordinace gun for comparison.
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At least 2 more to make.
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Re: Heavy Metal for ACW.

Post by Midshipman Easy » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:18 pm

So the superior industry of the Union results in more guns.
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I am rather pleased with the result but have had trouble with the wheels, they have often come out somewhat ovoid, and I probably needed to make more of a swell towards the breech.
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Re: Heavy Metal for ACW.

Post by Captain Darling » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:22 am

Okay how did I miss this thread, very good looking scratchbuilding and great casting work Easy!

I have cast barrels I've made before for my Landships the big ones turn out fine but usually I have quite of lot of the narrower one fail due to bubbles...hence my love for the extra Perry ACW and Napoloenic ones :D ...

I'll have to look up pictures of the originals, my only VERY minor nitpick it the bottom of the rear end of the barrel seems to slope into the ball bit too much but that could be how it is hence my above interest in pictures...still wish I was this adventurous (and successful) as you, I may need to buy some cast wagon wheels off you for scenery!!!
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Re: Heavy Metal for ACW.

Post by Midshipman Easy » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:11 pm

I had to make the rear ball seperately so it doesn't blend as smoothly as it might.

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