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Re: Cottage industries

Couldn't find any specifically for the ACW but there are the brass ones made for model ships. It might be best to take a spare barrel or limber to the local hobby shop to see if they have anything that fits. They might not look exactly like ACW pieces though.

Here's some links to people selling them online but you would want to be sure they would fit first:

https://www.modelerscentral.com/fittings/cannon-barrels/

https://www.hismodel.com/articles-category-10

https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/mantua_guns_weaponry.html

https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/amati-cannon-barrels.html

Perhaps the 3D printing companies might have something, I looked on the Speira site without success.

Re: Cottage industries

Maybe I still have the original ones. Have to browse through my spare parts boxes though. I used the Italeri ACW artillery and discarded the Airfix one. Used the wheels for Celtic Brits chariots, so barrels and limbers may still be around as I rarely put things into the bin. I'll let you know if I find something.

Re: Cottage industries

Flambeau thank you , I am after 3 maybe 4 , I am sure I have one spare here too, but I am struggling to find it.

Re: Cottage industries....try Jacklex?

Jacklex make a generic field gun for the ACW which has a choice of barrels. They might be prepared to produce some barrels for you, although my guess is that the barrels and field gun are all part of the same moulding process. Worth a call to them though perhaps?

https://www.jacklexminiatures.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=102_126&product_id=82

I have previously bought Jacklex products and can recommend them. They also, incidentally, produce a nice mule-drawn wagon and a six-horse artillery team with limber, gun and riders. Being metal these are a bit pricey, but make a good 'extra' for an ACW army.

Re: Cottage industries....try Jacklex?

Imex used to have spare barrels in their set, but don't know where you can find them now.

Re: Cottage industries

Take a suitable piece of plastic rod or sprue and turn in a Drill, add trunnions etc and your set...

:wink:

Re: Cottage industries

I just found my spare, toying with the idea of casting some in resin.

Re: Cottage industries

Greetings Alan, I think I have some A.C.W guns in the loft and I make silicon rubber moulds. So the next time I up there (and I have someone on the other end of the rope, that will be tied to my ankle; trust me it's not far from the truth; it's chock-a-block up there.) I shall seek out the barrels and mould some and cast them in resin for you.

Re: Cottage industries

Murat thank you ,very kind and very much appreciated, my own attempts at moulding usually are at best disappointing, so this is music to my ears, thanks once again.