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Cannone Da Costa Americano 1780-1812

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April 13, 2006

I have been fascinated with the cannons on these ships. I found that Model Expo had some cannon kits, so I picked up one. This is the Cannone Da Costa Americano 1780-1812. This cannon was widely used for over thirty years in defense of any American port, along the eastern coast. Easy to swing, it was equipped with a lift lever that allowed a deadly shooting in rapid succession.

Box Contents 01

Box Contents 01







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April 14, 2006

I was going to just build this one straight from the box, but all the while I was thinking to myself howcome they did not just include some type of deck. But I guess this model is just a quick build for a light display. I guess that it is good that this model leaves room for an expeienced modeler and woodworker to play around with some great ideas.






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April 20, 2006

I took some advice and decided to make a deck. Went to Hobby Lobby and bought some 1/16¨ x 1/4¨ basswood and made the deck. I have some clear Glaze that I will put on it. Then I will finish the stand later. It took me about an hour and a half to do what you see.

Adding Deck Details 01

Adding Deck Details 01


Adding Deck Details 02

Adding Deck Details 02


Adding Deck Details 03

Adding Deck Details 03







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April 25, 2006

Additional pics of Cannon.

Building the Carriage 01

Building the Carriage 01







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April 26, 2006

As a matter of fact. I hope it won´t take too long to finish. If I had to guess, I figure that I have about 8 hours in it so far.

Building the Carriage 02

Building the Carriage 02


Building the Carriage 03

Building the Carriage 03







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May 02, 2006

Finished Build !

Completed Cannon 01

Completed Cannon


Completed Cannon 02

Completed Cannon 02


Completed Cannon 03

Completed Cannon 03


Completed Cannon 04

Completed Cannon 04


Completed Cannon 05

Completed Cannon 05