Union Artillery

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  1. Oliver Bizer

    Oliver Bizer Member

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    And finished.
    The figures are from Junior :mrgreen:

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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Each star is a State. In the 1860's we only had 26 stars to represent the Union. The south represented 13 stars in their battle flag which were the amount of states in the rebellion. The North or the Union kept all the stars, President Lincoln refused to reduce the stars in the flag because he wanted to preserve the Union So the North had all the states represented in their flag, to include the Southern States, 26 stars.

    It is a one of the errors in some historical movies. Count the flags in a WW II movie. If it has 50 stars, something is wrong. We did not have 50 stars till the late 1950's, those were Alaska and Hawaii.
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Great Diorama I like it. I like the technique for the Wheels and I may incorporate them when I build my version and other wagons and carts.
  4. Oliver Bizer

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    AHH now i understand the flag!

    Thank you very much!

    Best regards
    Olli

    P.s. i am looking for your Cannon :wave:
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    Silveroxide, I know how to do the barrel in paper and still get the contours. Turn a master and make a mold. Then, pour the mold with paper mache. No joke, it works. The most work you have to do is to sand a couple of seams.

    You can even precolor the papermache with powdered carbon.

    If you need help on this, let me know. I can do the turning and mold making.
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    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    So can someone receive this model from you to build it? I know a civil war buff that would appreciate a model like this.
  7. Oliver Bizer

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    Civil War Cannon

    I have not done the Cannon yet but I did do the 1880's Gatling Gun. I use your Idea for the wheels and modified them. Here is the beta build of the Gatling.

    I layered the outside rims and placed the spoke section in the middle. The spokes were done by layering heavy paer until the desire thickness, in this case 3X.

    I have too many projects and a ongoing contract. I may start the cannon in July. Thanks for the idea on the wheels.

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  9. Oliver Bizer

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    WOW i have no words for the Gatling Gun [​IMG]

    This was perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the pictures!!!!!!!!

    Best regards
    Olli
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    Glad you enjoyed them. Here is couple a pics of the cannon as promised but I have posted the build thread some place else. I am working now on the limber and accessories

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    Wow this is incredible. Are you going to create a base for it too???
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    cannon

    There is a base with the limber and cannon together but it will be on another thread of course. This is Ollie's thread.
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    It took a while for my husband and I to conceive, so when – after 8 years of trying – we finally had a son, we felt overly protective of him, and I am still that way about him, even though my son Nikita is now a boy of 9. I have always been very meticulous when choosing toys for him – I always look at who the manufacture is and whether or not the toy is right for his age. When he was little, I remember I would give shop assistants at stores a hard time demanding that they should provide me with all the information on the contents of the toy, the painting agents used in it, etc.; I would also make sure that there were no small parts that the child might break off or swallow or put up his nose or in his ears. Nikita loves radio-controlled toys, but until recently I had been very skeptical about them – they seemed so flimsy to me and very easy to step on and break and then you might cut your feet on the plastic parts just as bad as on glass. However, when Nikita’s godmother gave him a toy motorcycle as a present, at first, I could not believe that the toy was manufactured in China – it is of excellent quality and looks so beautiful. I talked my friend into telling me how much it cost her and was again pleasantly surprised: I would have thought that it would be at least twice as expensive. I have found the manufacturing company’s website www.manuflexgroup.com, and in the past year, I have bought 5 different toys manufactured by the company Manuflex Group.
  14. Oliver Bizer

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