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Monday, 27 February 2012

Continuing The Silliness...

Hi, All!

Faraday Gun... I'm rather pleased with this one!

My third post of the day! Good gracious me!

It's been a productive day in Her Majesty's Weapons Reseach Facility. Work has continued on HMSW Gargantua - mainly concentrating on the control systems - but most of my efforts have been diverted into the Faraday Galvanic Field Gun I started last night...

Views from front and sides. I rarely use so many metallic colours, but here it really works. After all, VSF should be bright, shouldn't it?

Let's face it: I was bound to carry on, wasn't I? It's such fun!

I am pleased to report that the gun and carriage are now finished. I hope to add the officer, driver and Big Mike the dinosaur fairly soon. I haven't yet decided how to base this - whether it should be mounted on a long base, complete with Big Mike (which would enable better detailing re: harness, etc.) OR to mount Big Mike on a separate base, allowing greater flexibility.

Comparison shot with Copplestones British Navy. Don't worry - this is definitely an Army gun! The sailor boys will be confined to Gargantua as soon as she is complete!

Oh, the tough decisions a Colonel has to make!

Taken from the rear by a sailor... Hmmm...

Anyway, I hope you like the gun. More soon!

All The Best!

11 comments:

  1. Nice! Looks even better painted. I like the use of red

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    1. Thanks, Ferret! I was a bit annoyed at myself at first - I hate working with red. But it came out OK.

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  2. Bloody hell thats quick work sir, and rather fine stuff too!

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    1. Thanks, Scott - many other such contraptions planned! You'd better get painting Prussians, sharpish!

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    2. I'd better break out that airbrush then... ;-)

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  3. Rather spiffy all round, sir, what? I find red's a difficult color to work with, too, but you have pulled it off.

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  4. Beautiful! And for sure a refreshing change from the months of work on Gargantua.

    As it is, could appear in earlier periods than the Victorian one: a thunderbolt projector devised by Benjamin Franklin?

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    1. Interesting thought, Abdul! I'll bear it in mind!

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  5. That fast, and that good?

    Her Majesty (God Bless Her!) must be Quite Pleased.

    I need to win the lottery and hire you, my friend. Oh, the projects!

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    1. Projects? Projects? Tell me more! We could certainly collaborate on an idea or two - and who said I'm expensive? It's TIME that's usually the issue!

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