Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Two guns for the price of one

The Artizan (formerly Hinchcliffe) Medieval/Renaissance 3-barrelled gun I ordered from Northstar arrived today.

When I saw the picture of it on the website, I reckoned I could scratch-build a ribauldequin option for it.

This is the gun assembled in it original format.

With the top piece removed, it's basically a # -frame with wheels.

From there, it's a simple matter of constructing a 3-sided box out of plasticard and strips, and then gluing ten plastic dowels (1.6mm diameter in this case) into the box and then trimming them to the same length.

The business end of the ribauldequin. The dowels are too fine for meto try to drill muzzles into them, but with proper painting it should pass muster.

This piece can see service as a volley gun in warhammer, and also as a historical piece. The frame provides for other possibilities too, and can be converted to a push-cart for both military and non-military purposes.

1 comment:

Simon Quinton said...

Nice little bit of scratch building