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Finished My Elephant Guns

RAFM Elephant Gun with Eureka figures

RAFM Elephant Gun with Eureka figures

A few days ago I posted that I had gotten the RAFM Space 1889 Elephant Team for Christmas.  Early this morning while everyone was sleeping, I finished it.  It doesn’t come with any crewmen, but I have some other “dismounted” Gatling guns and crewmen I can use when the gun goes into action.  I plan to use this in Northwest Frontier and VSF games.  I think it would also look good on Mars.

Hinchcliffe Elephant Gun Team

Hinchcliffe Elephant Gun Team

As I began work on the RAFM kit, I remembered that somewhere in a box, I had an old Hinchcliffe elephant gun team.  It was missing the two riders and the two crewmen sitting on the limber.  It was also missing the barrel of the cannon.  I decided to finally assemble this kit as well.  See above.

The Elephant Gun

The Elephant Gun

I made the barrel for the cannon by starting with the plastic tube that had once protected a paint brush.  The breach was made from the cap for a tire valve.  I added a couple of extra bits from the bit box.  I think the outcome was pretty good.

I am looking forward to seeing these two guns in action on the table soon!


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