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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:33 pm 
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Here are a few pics of a couple of mortars I just finished.

1780's Spanish 10" mortar in 1/2 scale. 5" bore. Unpainted so far.
First pic is what it is supposed to look like (an original).
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Next is a Civil War "Dictator" mortar in about 1/6 scale. Ready to paint all black.

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now those are just danged AWESOME!!!!

You do some very skilled, unique, and interesting work.... please keep the pics coming-- great work and thanks for sharing
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Wow! Lots of detail. The paint job on the last I saw was really good.

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I have been on a cannon forum. Which one are you refering to?
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Great work Zulu. Just amzing the level of detail you can get with that.

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Here is the "Dictator" mortar after it was painted.
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Fire away! Nice work...

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Here is the Spanish mortar after I painted it. I tried to match a faux paint patina. it turned out good! 8)
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As always, impressed am I.


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I'm amazed!!!! I love the faux paint patina--just as I would expect it look as an old mortar.

Thanks for the pics

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WHOW!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Now that is a paint job and a half!!!! :-D I like that sooooo much better than the gloss black. Very realistic looking!
Not to complain but now the "wooden" parts need more of a weathered look. I have no suggestions how to do it but, if you could pull it off, it sure would be the frosting on the cake!!!
I'm sure that it would make a lot of collectors take a second look. :D
Anyway as always, VERY GOOD WORK!

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man, those things need a bright orange thing sticking out of the barrel like the toy guns so folks will know it's not real (just kidding)

The level of detail and realism you portray in your work is amazing and deserves a second and third look.

Well done and thanks for sharing
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Awesome details! and they look so real.

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:shock: :shock: :shock: :D :D :D :o :o :o SPEECHLESS

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Beauty work Zulu! The Dictator is my favorite, but the patina on the 10" looks so real I'm hard pressed to tell for sure.

Great work!

BTW: I have a friend who's building a mini mortar and trying to make it look as true as possible, but he's having trouble locating square head nuts and bolts. Do you know where to get these in a 3/8" size, or similar?

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Just stunning.All the details are there.

The pine grain is awesome 8)


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Wow. love the paint job. The patina is a great match to the original.


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Ice Pirate wrote:
Beauty work Zulu! The Dictator is my favorite, but the patina on the 10" looks so real I'm hard pressed to tell for sure.

Great work!

BTW: I have a friend who's building a mini mortar and trying to make it look as true as possible, but he's having trouble locating square head nuts and bolts. Do you know where to get these in a 3/8" size, or similar?

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Ice Pirate,
You can get square nuts at Ace Hardware and Home Depot. They are in the specialty drawers in the bolt section. They are expensive! 1/2" are $.90 each. I went on line and found them in about one minute for $.23 each if I bought 100. I use them so I did. :-D

Thanks everyone for the comments.
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Thanks Zulu, I hadn't thought to look in the speacialty drawers. We're heading to HD anyway to get the stock for the base, I'll check for the squares then. :wink:

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