Bought at Firepower

No trip to a museum is complete without a visit to the museum’s shop … and yesterday’s visit to Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum was no exception.

A lot of the stuff on sale is aimed at ex-gunners and children … and in amongst the children’s stuff were some very nice model cannons. I bought two of the large ones for £1.75 each and they will serve as heavy muzzle-loading siege artillery when used alongside 15-mm scale figures …

… and as muzzle-loading field guns with 20mm-scale figures. They may need a spot of repainting as they are currently very dark grey, but could easily be used ‘as is’.


6 Comments on “Bought at Firepower”

  1. These must be cast all across the globe. I have an old piece from the 90s and three newer, all bought at gift shops as keyring decors.

  2. András Szilvásy,

    I must admit that I am not that surprised to read that they are so common … and that they have been used as key ring fobs.

    All the best,


  3. Phil says:

    Very impressive!

  4. Phil,

    Alongside my 15mm-scale figures they certainly look very impressive.

    All the best,


  5. Bob
    Good find.
    Those babies look perfect for teh Mutiny era.
    Peter D

  6. Peter Douglas,

    You are absolutely right! They do look very like the Bhurtpore Gun, which used to be on display near the Royal Artillery barracks in Woolwich.

    All the best,


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