Sunday, October 27, 2013
Slush Cast Cannon
After three years of purchasing, stripping, repairing, priming, and repainting I am finally getting these slush cast cannons done.
Note the black wheel hub on the cannon on the left. I tried using plastic axles and flaring the ends to hold on the wheels, but they were too weak. I had to replace them with metal axles as seen on the green gun.
In the late 1800 US Army guns were black, with gray carriage and red wheels. Later, they changed to a green carriage. I painted the breeches bronze and the lettering red.
The green barrel still needs the lettering done. Guns shown here with a Plastic Soldier Company 1/72nd scale US Army soldier for size.