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  1. I working away on AL's L'Hermione. When you look at information about this ship - wikipedia for example - it's described as a 32-gun frigate. When I look at the mode I'm building I count 26 open ports on the main deck, 12 gun ports on the quarter deck and 4 gun ports on the forecastle deck. That comes to... wait a minute, I can do this... 42 guns, plus the pivot guns which probably don't count. The L'Hermione is also described as being armed with 12-pound cannon yet the guns on the main deck are clearly a bigger gun than those on the upper decks. Can someone help my understand this apparent discrepancy?
  2. What was done to make a cannon mounted on the skyward curving decks of the early galleons to keep it in place? If the deck angles sideways, what stops it from sliding downhill? How could it ever be fired or aimed? Randoms thoughts after looking at the 18th/19th century flatter gun-decks. Maybe no one has ever though about this. I am building the Artesania "San Fransisco" galleon kit. The gun-ports are square to the deck and this looks off. It is an early issue from the 90's and I am less than happy with it, struggling. I have seen the various build logs.
  3. I am finishing up the deck furniture on my L'Hermoine. The illustration from the AL instructions show triangular storage of round shot identical to that of the gun deck. There are two problems with this as I see it. First, the cannons on the main deck are 6-pounders whereas the cannon on the gun deck are 12-pounders. The solid shot provided in the kit look to be about the correct size for the 12-pounders (about 1mm) but are clearly to large for the main deck guns. Logically, about a 0.5mm ball should be used. I had purchased some 0.5mm ball bearings to use for this purpose. The second problem is how to configure the storage for these noticeably smaller shot. If I just use the same triangular storage it will hold dozens of these small balls. Does anyone have a suggestion regarding an alternative storage method? I've seen narrow racks used in many builds but I don't know it that is a method appropriate for the late 18th Century French frigate
  4. G`day everybody, I have to start building my first ever cannon ( I m making the Revenge Kit from Amati) does anyone have any links to video and/or instruction on how to make them? the actually assembly of the cannon itself seems pretty straightforward my biggest concern is the rigging part (I never rigged anything before so this will be my first attempt ) I need all the possible visual information on how to do the rigging. if anybody can help me out I will be very grateful. thank you for your time Paolo
  5. Hi all, As the carriages on Vasa are black and not red, I wonder about the wheels? Are they also black?
  6. During the digging of the harbour bottom of a section of Genova Port (for expanding a section of it), they have found a small "treasure": various ancient cannons from XVI century to XIX century of British and Venetian origin, second world war machine guns, small, medium, large, very large (!) anchors from this century up to four centuries ago, cannon balls... The biggest is a British anchor of XIX century with 6 metres of lenght. The size of the cannons was the typical one used by the merchant ships to protect themself from African pirates. below the photographs of the material: http://genova.repubblica.it/cronaca/2015/05/27/foto/ancore_cannoni_mitragliatrici_la_storia_di_genova_riemerge_dai_fondali_del_porto-115381635/1/?ref=HRESS-11#1 Below the video: http://video.repubblica.it/edizione/genova/ancore-e-cannoni-la-storia-di-genova-riemerge-dai-fondali/202265?video

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