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16 replies to this topic  – Started by Captain Braunsfeld , Mar 09 2014 02:37 PM

#1 Captain Braunsfeld

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

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Hello,

we have seen some interesting custom-made cannons and mortars recently which got me inspired to create something myself.

So, here is the Royal Horse Artillery testing out the latest mortar models:
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Some detail shots:
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I have always loved the Royal Horse Artillery (I used to have some plastic soldiers) and so I am very happy to have recreated them here.

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(I had the grey barrels for a long time not know what to do with them...)

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Have a nice Sunday!

[New pics (October) below in the post!]

Edited by Captain Braunsfeld, 09 October 2014 - 03:25 PM.

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#2 ManInATopHat

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:09 PM

Really cool mortars, but I think your soldiers are too nice for me to focus on the actual cannons. Posted Image Great work!

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  Tally Ho Lads! Onwards!

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 04:08 PM

Where did you get the grey barrels?

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

I got them as a present from my brother-in-law.  He says he's found them in Legoland Windsor some years back.
The only model I know of, which made use of these, was the star destroyer (version 2).

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#5 Mister Phes

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:44 AM

Nothing like a good bombardment to completely wreck the enemies fortification!

Custom torso designs I see - are they your own design?

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

The torsos are not my design. I found them in some decal database - most likely it was somewhere in this forum (but I could not find it now).

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:24 AM

View PostCaptain Braunsfeld, on 27 April 2014 - 07:08 PM, said:

The torsos are not my design. I found them in some decal database - most likely it was somewhere in this forum (but I could not find it now).
Jolly good then!  Bombs away!

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:19 PM

I have been lusting after grey barrels for a custom swivel mortar i made but i didn't know they existed. I am going to have to order some of bricklink!

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:01 PM

Dear Captain Golden Hook - you will be happy to hear that TLG have used grey barrels in their recent Star Wars sets (e.g. Mos Eisley Cantina - there is one in there...)
They actually look a bit better than mine (which are "old dark grey" and hence a bit brownish).

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:52 AM

I'm not sure how I missed this.  I really like the designs you have presented, and the figures are excellent!  How did you make the hats?  They are very nice!

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

I am also very fond of the hats.
There's a company in the Netherlands (am I allowed to mention their name here?) who does 3d printing.  And one of the designers there does custom lego hats of the Napoleonic era.

I have painted them following the way my father painted the plastic "Royal Horse Artillery" soldiers (made by a UK company) for me in the seventies.  Posted Image

.. and one hat is the usual bicorne (maybe it was black and my wife added the white bits, thanks!).

Thanks for blogging this!

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

Those are reallly cool mortars, very realistic Posted Image

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:05 AM

I love the Mortars. I have one of those Grey Barrels too, and I have no idea where I go it.
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

Very creative mortars!

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 02:51 PM

Wicked creativity :)
Where can I find this decal database ?
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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:00 PM

View PostAllezLesBleusPX, on 04 September 2014 - 02:51 PM, said:

Where can I find this decal database ?
Mikkie

Hi AllezLesBleuxPX / Mikkie:

you might want to take a look at: The great pirate torso LIBRARY
(which is part of this forum)

I think I might have used some of Woody's designs too:
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=412466

On flickr you will find:
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I hope this helps.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 03:25 PM

Hi!

These mortars have drawn a surprising high level of interest.
Therefore, I have prepared an update:

The Royal Horse Artillery are trying out a new model:
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Surprisingly, at the same time, some other guys are working on their own mortar:
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Enjoy!

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