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by Marcus Kwa
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Jeffs 25 pounder
Replies: 118
Views: 19977

Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Awesome!! Whow, that looks fantastic Jeff!! But me up for two!
Does Liam also do the id plates and warning plates for the 25 pdr?

Cheers,

Marcus
by Marcus Kwa
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Thanks Robert! That website of Steencannons is amazing! My first large scale (non plastic) model was a naval 24pdr made by Rhodes limited in about 1/10 scale, say 15 years ago...... Wooden carriage and a glorious brass barrel! Bought it after a visit to the USS Constitution when I was working in the...
by Marcus Kwa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 17653

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

I was playing with my make-shift lath (column drill) and ended up with this: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48271559682_8996416110_b.jpg Fuze and shell together with their big brothers: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48271484021_07f70897ff_b.jpg Fuze and shell assembled: https://live.stati...
by Marcus Kwa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Would love to have one of those 1/1 civil war cannons! Do those also come in a smaller scale (1/6 or 1/10) and kit form?
1000 rivets should be enough! I find them everywhere in my house, so some spares are definitely needed!

Marcus
by Marcus Kwa
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Seeing you starting your build makes me want to build another one........ Have a second 25pdr waiting to be converted into a 17/25 pdr......
I really love this 'little' kit, watching with interest!!!!!

Marcus
by Marcus Kwa
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 17653

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Thanks Robert! Well I have to say that not all parts came together in one try..... And though I work with different soldering media (different melting temps.) sometimes your hard work ends up in a unrecognizable clump of brass and solder just because I wanted to correct something small and did put t...
by Marcus Kwa
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Czech Hedgehog (anti-tank obstacle)
Topic: John’s Czech Hedgehog
Replies: 17
Views: 2025

Re: John’s Czech Hedgehog

John that is a brilliant use of the hedgehog! Now I definitely want one!!
Kian will be scratching his head now: do they want ceramic mugs or machined aluminum castings......

Marcus
by Marcus Kwa
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 17653

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

You are always out off material when you are nearly finished...... Small delay but the towing-hook / hand-spike assembly is finished now: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48152011652_ccb40199f0_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48152011477_843babce7a_b.jpg Next task will be 'permanently' ...
by Marcus Kwa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 17653

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Thanks Simon!

First clamp and foot pedal are on!
Image

The rest has to wait: out of saw blades and soldering tin........

Marcus
by Marcus Kwa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 17653

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Further work on the gun laying systems. Added the ranging cone gear hand wheel and the elevation scale plate, the hand wheel was turned on my drill from stock aluminium bar. The elevation scale plate was cut from a aluminium tube with the ribs and range scale epoxied on: https://live.staticflickr.co...
by Marcus Kwa
Sun May 26, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 17653

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

The last styrene bits have been replaced: New spade wings: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47934479331_5579d22d89_b.jpg Since I do not have a milling machine (yet) I looked at alternative ways to turn small parts. I tried clamping stock brass rods into a drill (secured in a drilling column) what...
by Marcus Kwa
Tue May 14, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 17653

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Thanks Simon! The trunnions are connected to the gun cradle with a large box structure:[ https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40880760913_ba561b39b5_b.jpg The front part is not flat but tapered and of welded construction: https://live.staticflickr.com/7332/11208449113_c268fcf598_z.jpg The box has a c...
by Marcus Kwa
Mon May 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Marcus's 25 pounder
Replies: 68
Views: 17653

Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Finally some time to do some building! I started with some small things to get back in the saddle. I have now almost replaced all the styrene bits with brass ones. The mounting brackets of the slide cap: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32896953347_727a9ee406_b.jpg After these came together quite...
by Marcus Kwa
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: 17 Pounder
Topic: Hunting tigers with Pheasants
Replies: 6
Views: 3518

Re: Hunting tigers with Pheasants

It seems there will be a 25 pounder anti tank gun available from Armortek this summer!!!
That can only be a 25/17 pounder or Pheasant!! Yay!!!

Marcus
by Marcus Kwa
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Jeffs 25 pounder
Replies: 118
Views: 19977

Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Metal beating, carpenters skills, leather craft: what's next??
Before we know it you will have made tiny cigarettes for the crew to smoke after the fire mission...... :wink:
Unbelievable!!