Just the briefest of posts to display the minor upgrade the recently completed 'Perry Miniatures' Naval Brigade Gardner Gun has received. On its completion I was delighted to read the many kind and supportive comments that were left, but one in particular struck a chord.
David D, of 'One Man and his Brushes' left the following:
"lovely work as ever - , now you missed a little trick - or maybe it jammed early - a pile of spent casings!!!!"
Now this rose the pulse rate, I can tell you, not because it had angered me, but simply because I wish I had thought of it first! So having polished off the latest entry for the challenge, I decided to have a little fun and implement Dave's suggestion. Horrendously out of scale, but a nice little finishing touch - thank you Dave for the suggestion.
Below are a couple of illustrations from the original handbook of the five barrelled Gardner Gun c. 1882 by Dangerfield Lithographers of Covent Garden, London; indispensable when it came to establishing just where the spent cases might be building up - provided that the wretched thing hadn't jammed again!
The illustrations of the Gardner were scanned from my personal copy of Military Modelling Magazine, Autumn 1996, so please be wary of reposting.