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James Cannon, Model 1841 by Tom E - Guns of History - 1:16

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Evening, 

Thought I would throw my hat into the "Non-Ship Categorized Build" section.

This looks like fun!

As much as I love ship modelling, I do dabble in other things.

WW1 aircraft are a passion. I have the ME Curtiss Jenny in my stash, which may be started sooner than later!

This is my first cannon. 

 

The obligatory box shots.

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Well packed kit of a few pounds. 

Cast parts that you would expect. They will need some clean up. 

All rope will be replaced with Syren rope. 

The chain I'll blacken with Birchwood/Casey. 

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The way the parts list is organized, one can label the packages with ease. 

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The one thing, 

The instructions are fine, read them and you'll do well.

But it looks like its been photo copied a million times and the diagram has faded.

Its workable and shouldn't pose a problem. 

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Tom E 

 

 

 

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Evening, 

Well...here we go! 

When I first started this I was going to pre paint everything prior to gluing. 

That changed on the very first few steps. 

I am using a 5-minute epoxy for the first 3 main pieces, The left and right Trails and the Tow Bar/Skid.

Not quite sure what would happen when pre-painting, then applying the epoxy afterwards if it would screw up the bond.

In the end, the 3 pieces went together, then I'll paint. 

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They fit relatively easy.

Plenty of sanding and trimming extra metal. 

All where washed and dried overnight before gluing together. 

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They went to paint afterwards.

These pics are after the first coat, I tend to do three. 

I REALLY need to invest in an airbrush set up. 

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There's a lot of touch up to be done where the white and black paint meet. 

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nice start......I've never done a cannon.   it's always good to go where your interests lie.........my sweet tooth is pretty large.  I've built anything that passed my table.  not only that........if your a reformed plastic modeler like me,  it's always good to dabble in the medium to keep your skill up.   look'in forward in seeing updates on build'in this beauty  :) 

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Thanks Popeye!

It's my first cannon as well.  It's fun to build something different, mix up the scenery a bit!

I do love ship building, but this new "non-ship" section is cool.

There's a lot of techniques done here that translate into ship modeling, at least I think so.:D

 

Tom E 

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Evening, 

Just a small update on the James Cannon.

Most of my weekend was spent with my Niagara.

 

There's a lot of painting!

I started the 2 Cheeks and Elevator Screw/Housing.

Below, the cheeks have only the white primer, and the first layer of black on the edges. 

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The Elevator Screw was easy.

A few coats of black and I glued it to the main body. 

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I started to spruce up the Main Axle.

I assure, It didn't start out that shiny!

Lots of sanding, and a faux wood grain to the metal that you don't want to completely remove. 

It will get a bath, dry, then a coat of primer. 

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Tom E 

 

 

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please tell me that red on the plate wasn't you! :o    I put a nice gash on my pinkie finger over the weekend.......a non modeling mishap,  but my modeling has suffered a little because of it.  can be a pain getting rid of mold lines on metal,  but so far it looks good.   nice work  ;) 

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Nope,

That reds not me, well at least not yet!:)

I hate to admit, but I would have to say on most of my builds I've gotten myself.

Really opened up my thumb last April! No stiches but you'd think I spilt spaghetti sauce! 

Band-Aids are always well stocked.

 

Tom E 

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