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Was planning on making a 74-gun third rate ship-of-the-line, and these are the cannons that was ment to make up the armament.
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Hi everyone.

Was planning on making a 74-gun third rate ship of the line, however, due to a lost of interest I never really got going with the project. However, I did make these 12 pounder, 24 pounder and 32 pounder cannons. Although they might not be as accurate as other cannons out there (for example Teddy's briliant design) I fell in love with this design, and decided to go with it.

32 pounder:


The light grey palm tree piece would have been replaced with a black one (didn't have any in my collection).


Here you can see how I attached the "wooden frame" to the gun barrel. Think it looks quite good, and made the cannons quite strong which is a big plus.


Here you can see the pieces used to make the 32 pounder. All in all 37 pieces.

24 pounder:


The 24 pounder cannon was the first of the cannons that I designed, and the one I think looks the best.




As you can see, I used the same technique to attach the wooden frame on these cannons.


35 pieces are used to make the 24 pounder.

12 pounder:


Only had 4 of thoes 2x4 wedge plates, since the red ones on the 12 pounders (would have replaced them with white ones).


Not really satisfied with the 12 pounder, and if I would have continued the building of the ship I would have changed these guns.

Comparison of the three:







Here you can see the difference in the gun length. The 32 pounder is ment to be a standard cannon, while the 24 pounder and the 12 pounder is long barreled versions.

Thank you for watching. Please do rate and most importantly comment. Constructive criticism is always welcome as it helps me become a better builder.

Regards,
Wombat



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 I made it 
  December 9, 2012
Quoting Connor Mulders That. Is. AWESOME!!!!! Was it planned to be a British or French style ship?
Sorry for the late answer. First of, thank you for the positive feedback. It would have been ment to be an English ship, Although with my limited knowledge I can't tell the difference except the flags. Regards, Wombat
 I like it 
  August 27, 2012
That. Is. AWESOME!!!!! Was it planned to be a British or French style ship?
 
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