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Anton Ryzbak08 Nov 2017 12:23 p.m. PST


Having built a number of 28mm War of Spanish Succession Artillery pieces (Wargames Factory, now from Warlord Games) I found myself with a number of spare cannon barrels. Rather than just throwing them out I decided to build naval carriages for them to arm my starfort and pirate ships. I think they turned out rather well, take a look if you like link

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 1:21 p.m. PST


Great job with constructing your own carriages!


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

Very good instruction…thank you for possting this.

michaelk177628 Nov 2017 5:18 p.m. PST

Glue thin strips of Bristol board to simulate the iron bands that hold the guns down.

Anton Ryzbak29 Nov 2017 9:12 p.m. PST

Exactly my plan, then some bolt-heads…..I need screws for under the cascable

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

Wow. Impressive.


Blutarski30 Nov 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

Great stuff, Anton. As they say … "waste not, want not".

Re your mention of needing screws underneath the cascabel, if you are referring to an elevation screw, I would suggest that it would be anachronistic for the period represented by the guns you are modeling. A "quoin" would (I believe) be a more historically correct device for adjusting elevation; it is basically a thin wedge-shaped triangle of wood with a handle fitted to the short base.

See here for an illustration


Anton Ryzbak30 Nov 2017 2:31 p.m. PST


Excellent! I can cut a wedge, I didn't fancy making tiny screws for forty plus carriages!

Borderguy19004 Dec 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

AR- check out this link if you ever need nuts and bolts.


Anton Ryzbak03 Jan 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

Border Guy, Thanks, those strap hinges would have been handy when I was making the doors!

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