Tag Archives: cannon

Brass Monkey 2

 

My brass monkey sculpture is almost finished. In my previous posting I had shown the work without a cast figurine. However, on second thought, I decided to cast another pirate wench for this work as I thought it needed a focus piece. This work is now a sister piece to my “Protecting the Booty” sculpture. […]

Brass Monkey 1

 

I haven’t posted new work for quite some time. But, that doesn’t mean that I have been inactive. I have completed my Raquel Gothic sculpture and my Wonder Woman sculpture. They are currently waiting for me to cut some stone for their bases. I have also been finishing some miscellaneous needs related to my castings, […]

Cannons and Faeries

 

Today I cast a few parts so that I can make another version of my Faerie on Twig and two new cannons to supplement my new Pirate Wench and Treasure Chest sculpture. The difficulty I have with casting cannons is that my wax models are at the maximum size of my tallest 7 inch casting […]

Cannon 3

 

I’m just about finished my cannons. I cast the third yesterday and I am busy making carriages for them along the lines of naval cannons. The carriage is made from wood, but I am casting the carriage wheels. For some reason the cannon I just cast failed to have an open bore, so I am […]

Cannon 2

 

I cast two cannons today. I actually made three in wax but I had some difficulty trying to fit them into my 5×7 inch casting flask. The cannons are 5 5/8 inches long, but the rubber base for the flask uses 1 1/4 inch of space for the button reservoir. I also require a half […]

18th Century Cannon

 

Finally, I’m making an 18th century cannon. It’s a pseudo-replica of a 12-pdr bronze cannon cast by the Verbruggen family in England in 1780. The actual cannon weighed 21 hundredweight (2352 pounds) and was 6’6” long. We will see what my cannon actually weighs when cast, but it should be about 5.5 inches long. I’m […]