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  • 8 years later...

This is exactly what I was looking for. I was trying to find out what an 18 lb pivot gun looked like on smugglers/slavers/privateer vessels in the 1820s. They were mentioned but even with Chappelle's drawings I had a hard time visualizing it. Is this possibly available in an .obj or .stl file for at least the gun and mount itself? Regardless you have done me a solid with this one sir!

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  • 7 months later...

Thanks for your amazing rendering. I was able to build one out in a CAD type program using your pics for a visual. It is on the printer right now and I will take pictures when it is finished. I needed this for my scratch build. Simulating the chamfer deck supports under the rail was tougher than I thought it would be.

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18 Lb Pivot Cannon complete fixed 3.jpg

18 Lb Pivot Cannon complete fixed 2.jpg

18 Lb Pivot Cannon complete fixed 1.jpg

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https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/rmgc-object-85013 for a contemporary drawing from the Dolphin 1836 and Rapid 1840



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These may be of use:









A model shipwright and an amateur historian are heads & tails of the same coin

current builds:

HMS Berwick 1775, 1/192 scratchbuild; a Slade 74 in the Navy Board style

Mediator sloop, 1/48 - an 18th century transport scratchbuild 

French longboat - CAF - 1/48, on hold

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8 hours ago, Dr PR said:

The final build on the gun looks great!!!

Plus I love Revenue Cutters.....

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