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Hanson
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Just finished this 1/16 scale M1857 12-pounder Napoleon cannon from Model Expo's "Guns of Fame" series. All white-metal, and done up more as one of the memorial cannons at Gettysburg than an active field piece. The patina was a drawn-out process of layering various colors until it looked right.

 

It's big, and it's heavy. But the kit was nice enough that I think I'm going to get a few more. Maybe enough for a collection at the next Nats, if I can find room in the house to display them. :smiley17:

 

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Mike,

Outstanding !!!

 

I have the whole range and just (barely) started the 6lb James ...

 

Could you provide some detail as to how you did the barrel ? I've seen lots of 'em but don't have much idea on how to achieve that effect ...

 

Thanks,

 

If you took in-progress photos, this would make an EXCELLENT Journal article! "How to age your Cannon" or somesuch title.

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If you took in-progress photos, this would make an EXCELLENT Journal article! "How to age your Cannon" or somesuch title.

 

I didn't on this one, but I have a Spanish cannon that I can do some in-progress stuff on. It's not hard to do, it just needs patience, as does most things model-related.

 

 

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Very nice job Mike!! It looks just like those that sit on Cemetary Ridge, or any other Civil War battlefield.

Doug

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