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today I want to show you something that I created myself.
It is a limber with a 30 pd Parrot rifle.
These heavy guns were actually only used as siege guns or in the defensive forts during the ACW. Because of their high weight, a special limber was required for transport, which also had to be pulled by 8-12 horses. Only at the Battle of Shilo some 30pd Parrott guns were also used as field guns.
The design of such a large team with eight horses appealed to me. It was a very time-consuming job to provide the horses with the many tug lines. I used to swear at it a lot.. But in the end you can use it to create a rare scene from the American Civil War.
Greetings and stay healthy...especially these days. :wink:
See such a 30pd-monster in action: https://youtu.be/nzvRjazXeSA
That looks excellent Gerd and certainly worth the effort and time that you put in.
Beautifully composed and photographed too!
What a super image. Ah it takes me back to the Airfix sets. Having seen these I will definitely have a look at the YouTube video.
Fine work Gerd, well done!
Of course, an artillery piece as large as this would have other horse-drawn vehicles as well, including ammunition wagons, engineering equipment to enable the gun to be emplaced etc. So maybe more horse teams and carefully-modelled wagons to come....Maybe??!
Hello, if I find enough time and patience, I will maybe build such a team with 8 - 10 horses again. But probably not in the near future... for this you have to have very calm nerves... :fearful: :smiley:
Nice that you liked my limber with the heavy Parrott cannon.
An impressive model to say the least. Phenomenal work Gerd. Have you ever thought about making a tutorial on something like this? I for one don't have quite the ingenuity that you have, but would be willing to put in the effort if pointed in the right direction.
Thank you for your praise. I'm always happy when you like my projects. They're not always perfect, but I always like to try something new.
What should I make a tutorial about? About the research on the model? Or how to build such a team of horses? Or how to stage and photograph it well?
I wouldn't even know what to start with. Sometimes I see models or figures, but I don't like the way they are executed. Then I look for the originals on the internet and then start designing my own models or figures. Sometimes I then create conversions, but I now design some things with a CAD program and then create them with a 3D printer. Therefore, there is no clear scheme in my work. :wink:
And then, after weeks of tinkering, this is what comes out:
Or thinks like this..if i had a good day :smile: :
Wow! A very dedicated process. I guess I may need to practice my figure converting and contemplate investing in a 3D printer. Either way your projects always turn out beautiful. Keep up the work!