RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

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Ian Rodney
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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:38 pm

Thanks Paul,

Just wait till I get my hands on the Morris kit!….lot's more details to come!…. :?:

How many do you want to buy then Dave?…... 8)

Ian…. :D

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by michael hilton » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:58 am

Hello Ian, I too follow you detailing with great interest, particularly the drawings. Well done, keep your posts coming....best wishes, Mick

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:44 am

Thanks Michael,

Good to know that yourself and others follow my upgrading detailing with interest.

From my studying and researching and collecting many images of the 25 PDR & Limber.
I find creating drawings helps me understand how the parts work and to be able to make these for my own kits!

And if above upgrades and drawings helps others to make their own parts, only to happy to
share with fellow Armortek members.

But first I've just got the last section of connecting rods that links up with the stowage shoes to make before I take on my next challenges moving on up to improving anything I see on the main gun and shield etc.

Best regards
Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Marcus Kwa » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:14 pm

What can I say other than: whow!! Did you hand file all these parts?
The gun shield is a lot of fun by the way! Still have not finished mine.......
Lots of smart details to add or modify: lots of straps, rivets, brackets, hinges etc.!

Marcus

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:40 pm

Hi Marcus,

Yes I hand file and cut all these parts.
No Moulds, No fancy laths, No Cad drawings, all done by hand on a old vice!
Just working from my sketches and studying lot's of images to be able to create my upgraded parts.

Yes I think the 25 PDR Gun Shield will be interesting to work on.
What fun, more upgrades to come!

Just wondering if Dave of Armorpax is working on a new set of upgrades on the "MORRIS" kit!!!!!!
But of course he is?

Cheers for now
Ian
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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:24 pm

Hi Ian,

All your super parts for mine!

Cheers

Dave
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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:36 pm

OK THEN………….hahaha….. :D

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:29 am

Hi All,

Well I have reached the stage where I'm satisfied with the the lower half of my 25 PDR Gun.
Just got to sort out a few details.
Time to move on up to building my 25 PDR Gun Shield and main gun etc.

Just in time for the much awaited "Morris" in September!…."Bring it on Mark"

Anyway here's a few pics of my 25 PDR at this stage!


Cheers Ian

from Glasgow
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23. SIDE VIEW OF THE 25 PDR GUN.jpg
27. LOWER HALF OF 25 PDR ON TOP OF THE FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
28. LOWER HALF OF 25 PDR SITTING ON TOP OF FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
31. LOWER HALF OF 25 PDR & FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
36. LOWER HALF OF 25 PDR SITTING ON THE TOP OF THE FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
46. 25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM WITH CONNECTING RODS.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:32 am

…and some more!
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8. LOWER HALF OF 25 PDR WITH FIRE PLATFORM & CONNECTING RODS.jpg
13. LOWER HALF OF 25 PDR GUN.jpg
19. LOWER HALF OF THE 25 PDR GUN.jpg
20. LOWER HALF OF THE 25 PDR GUN.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:35 am

…..and last few!
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46. 25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM WITH CONNECTING RODS.jpg
47. FOLDED CONNECTING RODS ON FIRING PLATFORM.jpg
49. 25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM IN TRAVELLING POSTION.jpg
53. 25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM IN TRAVELLING POSTION.jpg
56. 25 PDR FIRING PLATFORM IN TRAVELLING POSTION.jpg
61. 25 PDR LOWER HALF WITH SOME PARTS.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:39 pm

Brilliant job Ian, only thing I would change is get the sander on the tyres and round off those square edges ;-)

It makes a big difference!

Love the spade cover and Oil can too!

Best regards

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by michael hilton » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:37 am

Hello Ian, following your first class detailed modelling is a real pleasure. Excellent technical drawing....and art work. Best wishes and thank you for the photographs...Mick

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:53 pm

Thanks to Dave & Michael for your kind words.

Happy to know that you like my detailed modelling and technical drawings and art work Michael.
Hoping to continue on and finish the upper half of my 25 pdr, before the 'MORRIS' kit arrives…….soon!

Well spotted Dave on my 25 pdr tyres!…….I thought I had done these but it turns out that I had rounded off the square edges on my limber kit tyres before hand, not the 25 pounders!

Will sort out the 25 pdr tyres, along with other details that I have still to address soon!

Thanks…..

Cheers
Ian

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:39 am

Hi All,

Here's my latest upgrades on the 25 PDR. Have been working on the Muzzle Brake, Rifling, Slide Channel, Slide Front & rear areas.

Cheers
Ian
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1. COUNTER WEIGHT. BARREL & MUZZLE BRAKE.jpg
7. 25 PDR GUN BARREL.jpg
9. 25 PDR GUN BARREL & SLIDE CHANNELS.jpg
4. CREATING RIFLING FOR 25 PDR MUZZLE BRAKE.jpg
5. 25 PDR MUZZLE BRAKE AND RIFLING.jpg

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Re: RODNEY'S 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:51 am

……followed by 25 PDR Slide channels front and rear areas. Cheers Ian
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2. 25 PDR SLIDE FRONT DETAILS.jpg
9. BOSSES ADDED TO SLIDE FRONT.jpg
16. UNDERSIDE DETAILS OF SLIDE FRONT.jpg
29. UNDERSIDE OF 25 PDR SLIDE FRONT.jpg
34. UNDERSIDE OF SLIDE FRONT.jpg
37. 25 PDR SLIDE FRONT DETAILS.jpg
50. 25 PDR SLIDE FRONT.jpg
5. 25 PDR REAR SLIDE DETAILS.jpg
2. 25 PDR DETAILS ON UNDERSIDE SLIDE FRONT.jpg
3. DETAILS ON REAR GUN SLIDE .jpg

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