RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

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Ian Rodney
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RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:01 pm

Hi All,

Well I have finally made a start on my 25 pounder field gun.
So far it's been fun building up this great Kompact kit.

Lot's of nice wee rivets to add…."rivet rivet"…..sorry I could not resist it?

See my pics below!

Cheers Ian
from wet windy Glasgow…bbbbrrrrr…..
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1. WHEELS AND TYRES.jpg
3. TYRES WHEELS HUBS BEARINGS ETC.jpg
5. 25 PDR WHEELS & TYRES.jpg
10. WHEEL DETAILS.jpg
19. CLOSE UP OF 25 PDR TRAIL & SPADE.jpg
22. TRAIL AND SPADE.jpg
28. ELEVATION SECTOR BUILD UP.jpg
30. ELEVATION SECTOR PARTS.jpg
32. RIVETING TIME.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by bryanrmassie » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:14 pm

Same here Ian, Baltic in Montrose !!, I still have my 1:35 scale quad, gun and limber that I built back in the day which I am very proud of as it won 2nd place in a local show !!, back to you though, looking good, very tidy builder if I may say, it seems that the quad is on its way so are you going for all 3 ? love to see that.

Regards

Bryan.

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:53 pm

Hi Bryan,

Yes "Baltic" is just about right I would think!….certainly it's been windy and raining heavy this evening.
Would not like to be in the way of "Stormy Barney" tonight!

Well done in winning a second place for your 1/35th scale Quad, gun and limber models. You should get good enough details from them for the 1/6th scale Quad etc!

I have just ordered up a book called "Army Wheels in Detail Morris Commercial C8 Quad, hoping that it will give me lot's of good reference details when Mark brings out the Armortek Quad version. Hoping that it is the same one!…..(of course top secret)….know body knows right!

Yes looking forward to this Armortek kit, which I'm sure is on his next to do list, or well on it's way to be mass-produced and running off his factory assembly line soon!!!…No hurry Mark!…but first just get that money spinning 131 Tiger kits out the way!…only kidding on!!!

As for being a very tidy builder! you should see the rest of the big lounge I work in, there are lot's of Armortek stuff all over the room. Just as well I'm not married or living with someone you is too tidy and house proud, that would never do……say no more!!! hahaha….

Cheers
Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Dave Backway » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:16 pm

Hi Ian,

I look forward to following your 25pounder build and hopefully the detailed sketches/drawings like the ones you produced for your limber build. I spent a long while looking at the detail on your limber, which was parked next to my partially complete 25pounder at the Tankmod event. I spent a great deal of time and money researching and planning the modifications to mine, part of the pleasure of such a build, which include the detail kit from Armorpax.

All the best,

Dave

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:44 pm

Hi Dave,

Well the build on my 25 pounder gun has gone along quite well so far, adding a few of Dave's (Armorpax) fine upgrades which covers most of the details at the moment.
Although I'm sure there maybe a few upgrades myself that I might have a go at making myself later on, along with a few detailed sketches!
So at the moment I just want to get on with my build, before I get bogged down, side tracked with making improvements, which happened a lot with my Limber kit, which took a while to complete?
But the sketches/drawings came about to try and understand how these parts were made or look like on the real thing!
I'm happy to know that you liked my sketches on my limber, hopefully I will create a few more for the 25 pounder gun!

Yes I saw your own fine example of your partially complete 25 pounder parked along side my limber at the Tankmod event. What colour are you going for!. I'm going for a 8th army desert colour to match my limber and eventually for the Quad too.

Yes one can spend a lot of one's time and money researching and planning on modifications, but it's all worth it I'm sure!

Anyway back to the riveting for now…..!!!!!

Cheers
Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:58 pm

Hi All,

Well I'm back with a few more upgraded details I added to my 25 pounder gun.
Although not much has been added as most of it will not been seen from above, but this time made cover plate to add to fill in the area beneath the frame support and of course added a few more rivets and 4 castellated nuts as well.

Cheers
Ian
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35. UPGRADE PARTS TO CRADLE SUPPORT.jpg
37. UNDERNEATH CRADLE SUPPORT.jpg
38. UNDERSIDE OF 25 POUNDER GUN.jpg
40. ADDING PLATE & RIVETS.jpg
44. ADDED PLATE & RIVETS TO 25 PDR.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:39 pm

Merry Christmas Eve to all,

I'm back with a few more upgrades for my 25 pounder gun. Plus a few drawings of the subject matter.
This time had a go at making a one off Platform Spade Box, which has been fun to make?

Cheers
Ian (hic)
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119. SPADE BOX ATTACHED.jpg
129. 25 PDR BREAKING SYSTEM.jpg
135. 25 PDR BUILD.jpg
137. 25 PDR BUILD.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:44 pm

….a few more pics
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104. SPADE BOX FOR 25 PDR GUN.jpg
108. SIDE VIEW OF SPADE BOX.jpg
110. UNDERNEATH SPADE BOX.jpg
112. ATTACHED SPADE BOX.jpg
115. SPADE BOX ADDED TO 25 PDR GUN PLATFORM.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:59 pm

…and again a few more pics.

Using a circular aluminium metal tubing and shaping both ends as seen on the pics, then building up the spaces inbetween with Epoxy glue resin metal and hardener to file down into shape, then add the hangings to lock on to the trail piece.

Cheers
Ian
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55. MAKING PLATFORM SPADE BOX.jpg
63. SPADE BOX BUILD.jpg
65. SPADE BOX PROGRESS.jpg
ILLUSTRATION OF 25 PDR SPADE BOX.jpg
72. PROGRESS ON 25 PDR PLATFORM SPADE BOX.jpg
89. PLATFORM SPADE BOX.jpg
98. PLATFORM SPADE BOX.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:03 pm

Hi All,

Just a few more small upgraded detailed parts to add to my 25 pounder gun.

Had a go at making a oil can and it's shelf holder that sits on the side of the support plate.
But still to make some strappings to keep the oil can in place!

Wishing you all a Great New Year "HOGMANAY"

Cheers..here's to having more fun building our Armortek kits in 2016 and beyond!!!

Ian
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143. 25 PDR BUILD.jpg
141. 25 PDR DETAIL.jpg
147. 25 PDR BUILD.jpg
149. 25 PDR BUILD.jpg
150. 25 PDR OIL CAN & HOLDER.jpg
152. 25 PDR OIL CAN.jpg
25 PDR OIL CAN & HOLDER.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:08 pm

Lovely details Ian :D

And I wouldn't be at all surprised if that oil can actually worked :!: :lol: :lol:

Adrian.
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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:53 pm

Hi Adrian,

Aha so you liked the details do you……

Well when I saw a pic or two of this wee gem I just had to have a go creating my own version oil can and shelf holder.
Yes I think I could have possibly have made it a real working oil can, well maybe not!

Have a good new year

Cheers
Ian
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154. 25 PDR OIL CAN.jpg
156. OIL CAN.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by simon_manning » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:00 pm

as per the normal. superb!, expert illustrations aswell, regards simon manning.

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:15 pm

Thanks Simon,

Glad you like my pics and illustrations……

Happy New Year to you too….

Cheers
Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:45 pm

Well at long last we are into 2016……hooray!

Here's my latest update on my 25 pounder gun. This time turned my attention to the Firing Platform.
Still to add a few upgrade parts, to complete it.

Cheers
Ian
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25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM from above.jpg
25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM from below.jpg
177. FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
185. RING SPOKES FOR FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
187. 25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
190. 25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM.jpg

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