Having first wanting for my War of 1812 'naval task force', then purchasing from Knuckleduster, then reviewing (see previous post), I thought I might as well get the crew painted.
I had a wonderful monster of gun on a naval carriage which I had dropped from my pirate collection and so gave the crew something big to manage!
As my War of 1812 collection is for land-based actions the naval carriage is a bit of an anomaly but I decided to place in on the usual sized stand and using wooden coffee stir sticks to create a platform but using a bit of "earth" on the edges to suggest either a temporary placement or in fortifications. I cut some balsa to make support posts for the recoil rope. I did not get too, how shall we put it, not too technical with the physics however! Nevertheless it gives the brief impression of a naval working gun.