Sunday 30 August 2009

Scratchbuilt Galloper Gun

Reading up on Roundway Down, the royalists had a couple galloper guns with them. So I had a look see what bits I had to make one. I had a couple of plastic wheels the right size and a spare 18c ships gun. I cut the wheels and base off the gun and put it on a cardboard base, then added the wheelset. Completed gun below (with fig for size comparison) ..

I needed a draught horse and rider, so I cast them from one of my 18c moulds. The draught horse needed a little bit of work, the rider a new head and the coat detail altered. I had a spare horse and rider as well to use as the galloper guns escort.


  1. This looks like it will work very well once painted. Good show, sir.

    -- Jeff

  2. Great gun - well done!

  3. Excellent work! I always enjoy your conversions, scratchbuilt pieces, scenery/terrain, etc.. :)

  4. Really nice conversion and a needed one in 40mm scale as there are none out there made commercially (as far as I know.)