Hi there. My next installment in my Confederate force is an artillery piece, a 10 pound Parrot rifle, again, by Dixon miniatures, of course.
Invented by Captain Robert Parker Parrott, a graduate from West Point, they were made from a combination of cast and wrought iron. Despite its accuracy, it was prone to suffering fractures due to its brittle tendencies.
I have to admit I didn't enjoy painting the actual gun itself but when complete, it's very rewarding and I'm intending to get on with a second gun right away. Once again, the Dixon crew really make this piece with their usual character and charm.