RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:49 pm

Hi All,

Finally got round to finishing off my Stowage Brackets and Levers with working chains to keep the firing platform attached to the underside of the trail beams.

Next I want to upgrade my Stowage Shoes.

Cheers Ian
from Glasgow
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395. 25 PDR GUN BUILD SO FAR.jpg
401. STOWAGE BRACKET & LEVER & CHAIN.jpg
398. STOWAGE BRACKET & LEVER & CHAIN (L).jpg
396. LEFT & RIGHT STOWAGE BRACKETS WITH CHAINS.jpg
25 PDR FIELD GUN SB & L (Left).jpg
25 PDR FIELD GUN SB & L (Left).jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:45 pm

….Just a few more pics on the right hand side Stowage Bracket and Lever.

Cheers Ian
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392. (R) STOWAGE BRACKET & LEVER WITH CHAINS.jpg
407. STOWAGE BRACKET & LEVER & CHAIN.jpg
408. STOWAGE BRACKET & LEVER & CHAIN.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Paul Morris » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:11 am

Hi Ian.
Excellent stuff mate, as ever it will be hard to know where to look on this model once its complete super detail everywhere 8)
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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:55 am

Hi Paul,

Good to hear from you.

Thanks for your kind words on my upgrades……..Yes well it's all in the details, but next will be a go at the Stowage Shoes. I think I can make something out of the Armorteks Kompact original parts.

Cheers Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:38 am

Hi Ian
This has to be one of the most interesting threads on here.
I love the details and the art work you produce wonderful stuff. :shock:

keep up the good work

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:05 am

Hi Derek,

Thanks for the nice complements, much appreciated, although it has been fairly slow progress upgrading the parts I want to improve on. I put it down to our good weather up here, so much to do outdoors, so little time indoors, but that's all about to change as the "rain" is suppose to be arriving tomorrow! certainly warm enough though!

Perhaps I can get on with my next challenge of creating better looking Stowage Shoes!
However before I make my new shoes, But first I'm in the middle of creating a few drawings to get me inspired?

Cheers
Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:13 pm

Hi All,

I had a go at upgrading the 25 PDR Stowage Shoes.
And created some inspirational drawings to go along with the final parts!

Cheers
Ian
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1. 25 PDR GUN STOWAGE SHOE.jpg
2. STOWAGE SHOE.jpg
74. SIDE VIEW OF STOWAGE SHOE.jpg
77. STOWAGE SHOE PARTS.jpg
84. STOWAGE SHOE PARTS.jpg
89. 25 PDR STOWAGE SHOE.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Marcus Kwa » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:27 pm

Absolutely fantastic! Will you also have a go at foldable deployment arms to attach to the shoe's? That would really be something!

Cheers,

Marcus

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:59 pm

Hi Marcus,

Thanks for your nice comments…….

Your one step ahead of me there!……my next upgrading parts is to have a go at making the foldable deployment arms to attach to the shoes into three sections, instead of two!

There is certainly a lot of interesting details, just need to study closely all the reference pics I have on this area and create a few drawings before I make the parts!

Cheers
Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:29 pm

Just getting better and better Ian,

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Post by simon_manning » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:51 pm

great work as always ian, i enjoy all your projects, keep at it regards simon.

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:58 pm

Thanks Dave & Simon,

Yes it fun creating all these upgrades.
I just wonder if I will ever get my 25 PDR Gun finished before the Morris arrives after our long summer time!

Cheers Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:58 pm

Hi All,

Well I'm back again with a new challenge of almost completing two sections upgrading the 25 PDR Stowed Locator Beam and Connecting Rods that are linked between the lower carriage and the firing platform.

Just need to finish off the last section of rods that are attached to the stowage shoes on the trail beam.

Cheers
Ian

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1. NEW LOCATOR BEAM.jpg
10. LOCATOR BEAM & RODS.jpg
13. ORIGINAL & NEW LOCATOR BEAM & RODS.jpg
27. LOCATOR BEAM & CONNECTING RODS.jpg
35. NEW CONNECTING RODS ON FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
58. FOLDED CONNECTING RODS.jpg
64. OPEN CONNECTING RODS.jpg
65. LOCATOR BEAM & CONNECTING RODS.jpg
72. CONNECTING ROD DETAILS.jpg
1. DRAWING OF LOCATOR & CONNECTING RODS.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Paul Wills » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Hi Ian,

You really are doing the 25 pounder proud, its superb detailing. 8)

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:15 pm

Hi Ian,

When can I buy these :-)

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