12 pdr Carronade
1/35 Gun from PRINCE DE NEUFCHÂTEL (1812)
Set No.1

Review by Terry Ashley
This is the first set from new Czech company Artillery and is a full vignette of a deck section from the Brigantine 'Prince de Neufchâte'l an American privateer from the War of 1812.

The set consits of 72 cleanly cast resin pieces, two lengths of twine and an etched name plate. The quality of the resin casting is excellent with cleanly cast parts and only the usual casting block to be removed before assembly.

The set has a large section of decking measuring 99mm x 93mm with nice woodgrain effect and a section of side deck paneeling again with nice woodgrain effect on both sides, there is also bolt heads and other details included. The gun port door is a separate piece again with details on both sides.

The 12pdr gun requires the barrel to be drilled out as the casting block is on the barrel tip, this allows for a blemish free gun casting so drilling out the end is a small price to pay, the rest of the gun carriage is in multiple parts with nice details on the parts.

There are many small fittings for the deck section with six cannon balls as well as the lengths of twine for the securing ropes plus a casket and small barrel.

This may be a little different from the usual but is well cast and will make an interesting scene, being in 1\35th scale should make providing a crew from available figures or converting a little easier.

Etched parts

The Resin Parts

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Thanks to Jiri from Artillery for the review samples.

Produced by Jiri Valek
Dablova kolonie 814
735 53 Dolni Lutyne
Czech Republic.

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