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#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
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The basic artillery gun is included in serveral different kits.

Click here to build it once you have finished the stand (or before - who are we to judge?)

Plastic tube parts (make sure you have all of these)

  • 1 x 30mm long 12mm diameter tube (part of the barrels)
  • 3 x ~10mm long 11.1mm diameter tube (part of the barrels)
  • 1 x 80mm long 9.5mm diameter tube (part of the barrels)
  • 2 x 34mm long 4.8mm diameter tube (the recuperators)
  • 1 x 35mm long 2.4mm diameter tube (the crossbar for the gun)
  • 1 x 35mm long 2.4mm diameter tube (the crossbar for the stand)
  • 1 x 80mm long 2.4mm diameter tube (the axle for the wheels)

The components for the kit are cut by a laser into the card and/or MDF. To keep the parts on the card there are some small tabs that you will need to cut.

When you want to remove a piece from the card, cut through the remaining lines to release the part.

Always pre-fold any parts with folds. If the fold is not crisp and clean, gently score the fold with a sharp knife.

I mostly use white wood glue and occassionally a bit of superglue for construction: the superglue is used for small parts as it bonds fairly quickly (within 3 seconds) and the white glue for larger parts but feel free to use whatever glue you are comfortable with.

The battlefield is a dangerous place: it is recommended at each step to put a thick strip of white glue along the inside of all joins to make your model as strong as possible

The chassis

Remove the chassis parts from the frame and glue them together as shown

Use a piece of the 2.4mm tube to make sure the holes stay aligned


Remove the wheel spacer parts and the cogs from the frame and glue them to the chassis

There are 6 of the wheel spacers, and 3 go on each side of the chassis.

Glue the cog in place, using the etched lines on the chassis to get it correctly aligned.

Glue the adjustment wheel in place as shown


Remove the parts of the tow hitch / adjustor (ORANGE) from the frame and glue them together - using the thin rod to keep the holes aligned

Remove all the spacer parts (GREEN) and glue them together as shown

Then glue the chassis together, using the spacer parts to hold them the correct distance apart.


Finally, glue the railings to the tops and bottoms of the chassis as shown

The wheels

Remove the wheel parts from the frame and glue them together, using a piece of the thin tube to keep the holes aligned

Cover one of the holes (ONLY ONE!) with one of the larger circles to make a hubcap


The wheel plates are made from two pieces of card, one bigger than the other.

Remove the from the frame and separate them and then glue one small piece (GREEN) into the centre of each large piece (ORANGE)

Once these are dry enough to handle, glue them into the wheels as shown, making sure they are flat and aligned with each other

The platforms and other bits

Remove the parts for the small platform (ORANGE) and glue them as shown

Remove the parts for the platform connector (GREEN) an glue them together (save this for now)


Remove the parts for the large platform and glue them as shown


Remove the parts for the platform stand and glue them together and then to the bottom of the large platform as shown


Glue the two ladders together (ORANGE and GREEN)

Finishing it off

Glue the 80mm axel piece into the wheel that has the hubcap

Then thread it through the gun and thread the small platform onto it

Glue the platform connector onto the platform so that it attaches the platform to the gun

DO NOT glue the platform to the axel if you want the wheels to turn

Finally glue one of the small circles to the end of the axel to hold it in place


Glue the gun shield on and decorate it as desired


Assemble the back plate as shown and use a small length of the thin tube to make a turning handle as shown


CONGRATULATIONS! You are done.
#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
Available from http://www.lasercutcard.co.za
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