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Old Aug 12, 2012, 04:46 AM
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Model Cannon Source

Can someone please help me with a source for a cheap plastic cannon kitset or ready made about 1/72 scale. I need a heap for a kids Pirate ship project and so don't want to make my own or spend up.
For your reference I have found this so far online as an excellent looking 3D print product. Something less detailed and cheaper would be preferred.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Depending on the age of the kids, simple dowel cannon barrels might do the trick. Or brass tubing barrels. Carriages, if visible, could be trapazoids of wood, sliced off a long piece cut to shape. Simple parts that let the kids do their own customizing has worked for me when building for kids.

For added interest, add a spring-powered piston to a larger cannon, with short dowels for the "cannon balls". The shooting will absorb all the attention, leaving details less important. My 8 year old friend and I had tons of fun shooting similar cannons at simple clothespin soldiers, for example. You could make some boats for the pirate kids to shoot at, for instance. I can post details of the cannon, if interested.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:47 AM
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I have a few "24 pounders" in my parts bin from a few old 1:96 Revell Constitution/United States kits. If that'll work for you, let me know how many you need and PM me an address to mail them to.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 12:18 PM
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