Sunday, 16 November 2014

Flintloque Cannon

Following on from yesterday's post, here is a Flintloque Cannon painted in Albion Blue.

The basic cannon is from the Alternative Armies/Flintloque range of miniatures (59501), however (as with the earlier Howitzer) I have modified it. The main frame or spine has had the metal axle removed and a new one added, which was modelled from thick plastic card. The wheels were then attached to cocktail stick axles. The barrel is from a cheap 50p metal keyring and the turn spike (not sure of the correct term for the wooden pole sticking out the rear) is a thinned cocktail stick glued in place with superglue.

I had to cut up my first attempt as I had made the plastic card axle way to long and the cannon looked all wrong. I trimmed back both ends of the axle and re-inserted new ones.

There are also additional 'bells and whistles' attached to the main frame. This was done with small scraps of plastic card and some Milliput epoxy putty.


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