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Offline gbritnell

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Re: Model deck gun
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 12:05:08 PM »
Hi Marv,
I admired your work on this gun when I first saw it and still do. You are absolutely correct about taking a break from engines once in awhile that's why I have models of pistols, rifles, governors etc.
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Re: Model deck gun
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2012, 02:02:21 AM »
Just a warning about this type of model, check your local firearms regulations. Due to the barrel length the model showing would be classified as a handgun and there for a restricted weapon in Canada. I have seen a similar one made from a .303  Lee Enfield where the barrel length was kept over 18" and there fore still classified as a rifle.
PS Sept.10/12 What ever the size you would need one of the following;
Firearms Possession Licence
Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence
Restricted Firearms classification on one of the above.
Plus they must be renewed every five years
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Re: Model deck gun
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2012, 09:53:42 AM »
Very nice Marv, sadly we aren't permitted to own stuff like that over here, not working ones anyway without some sort of firearms certificate.

I've long thought I'd like to build a model of a muzzle loader, perhaps a Dahlgren from the 1860's. If it had an open touch hole though I'd need a shotgun licence to own it.  :(

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Re: Model deck gun
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2012, 06:51:32 PM »
Marv, that is fantastic .... especially impressive to me as I work with 'modern' versions of its full size relatives! I wish I had the skills to make something similar ... maybe one day!


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Re: Model deck gun
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2012, 07:17:41 PM »
On another site, I have already praised Marv for the quality of his workmanship on this wonderful piece of armament.

I know that a lot of members come from countries that allow firearms amongst the general population, and BEFORE it starts to get mentioned on here, I must remind everyone that this is a site based in the UK where firearms and knives are NOT allowed as it is in other countries, and I would like to remind everyone not to mention them or the making or using of such things on here.

Marv's post is fine, but that is about the maximum limits we need to go with it on here. So if you ever make one like Marvs, then show it as Marv has done, but any other weapons, then could you please refrain from showing anything about them.

I am sure that there are other websites that specialise in that sort of thing.


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Re: Model deck gun
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2012, 01:29:17 PM »
One tires of building model engines after a bit and I've always wanted to experiment with building model artillery - especially those of the WWI/WWII era. Sadly, plans for such are very difficult to find but, after raising a plea, Jim Hannum was kind enough to send along plans from a war era magazine. Many thanks to Jim for making this project possible.

One excellent source for accurate WWII British naval armament drawings is His drawings are from original B.R. manuals and manufacturers drawings. His drawings are featured in many articles and books including the stellar Naval Weapons of World War II. has operation manuals for many of US naval armaments of WWII.

I have long dreamt of building small models of some of these, not firing of course. Perhaps actions cycling with compressed air though, would be a good challenge. My interest started when my dad built a model of HMCS Athabaskan for the Canadian War Museum. We have HMCS Haida nearby so getting measured details for some artillery is not too difficult.

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Model deck gun
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2013, 09:24:54 PM »
Fantastic model! Having a big interest in military ordnance I'd love to be able to make a model like this at some point in the future.

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2013, 09:35:44 PM »

Wonderfull work.
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