The veuglaire model, cannon supplies and tools are done, but in the meantime the project expanded to include 2d crew and 3d horses and limber both in a very early phase of design.
Below you can see the finished cannon at ease (crew went for a beer) with what is completed. I am quite happy that it is all done without any non paper parts (no wire, no toothpicks, no putty etc, and that includes cannon shots visible in the bucket).
There is a strange regularity that things that should be simple usually turn out to be more complicated than one might expect. Likewise, sometimes it is most difficult to find time for the things that require least of it. Both of these rules were true in regard to my work on the military concrete precasts. Creating a concrete wall that is not boring nor repetitive turned out to be quite time-consuming though geometry is simple and texturing concrete is nothing difficult. Finally I made eight skins, but until last weekend I had no time to assemble them (and assembly of single section takes only a few minutes.). Until yesterday I had no time to do the photos and only today I found a moment to post them. Below you can see the effects.
While working on the design of the veuglaire I have assembled a whole artillery park of subsequent versions. Below you can see models made in the process.
The cannon itself is actually completed and I am quite satisfied how it came out. The wheels are turning, the gun angle can be adjusted with the elevation bracket, as it should. I am still working on the accessories. For now you can see the powder barrel and wedging hammer resting on the hooks on the carriage.
Hello and welcome all,
Finally blog is up.
For a good start a few WIP pictures of projects I work on recently. First is medieval/fantasy cannon (veuglaire to be exact). This is the second prototype I made, and it still require some tweaking (barrel slightly too short, carriage support slightly too long). Texturing is underway approx 75% complete. Veuglaire is planned complete with gunpowder keg, bucket for carrying cannonballs (or whatever), sponge to clean the bore, hammer to wedge the powder chamber tightly, replacement powder chambers and a chest for gunner tools.