Below left you see a gun crew and our HTF Carronade Kit on an informal carriage.
The kit includes these accessories; eyebolts, raising screw (not shown), and more. However, we do not yet offer plastic gun carriages.
All we can offer at this time, if needed, is our somewhat rough (but actual wood) carriage. These carriages are in very limited supply.
Above right are shown two carronades and some sailor figures. Note our gun barrels can be tilted up and down.
You will also see a pin at the front of the carriage (another accessory) that would pin the gun carriage to the deck and allow for horizontal turning.
The flintlock at the top rear of the gun is a separate accessory, not molded in. Another accessory is the tilt screw.
Some modelers don't need these last two accessories since a plain touch hole and a lifting block were used instead.
Lastly, each Carronade Barrel Kit comes with two "eyebolts" as you see on the lefthand carriage.
The HTF Carronade Kit; Barrel, carriage- and deck-pins, carriage connector (box), flintlock, tilt screw, and 2 eyebolts.
The entire Carronade Kit costs $5.
Currently, the plastic is black soft plastic. Not stiff.
For making your own carriage out of wood, etc., the connector box has 4 3/32" pins in a squareish pattern.
The deck pin is 1/8" diameter. The lifting screw is 3/32". The eyebolts are 1/16". Extra eyebolts are available at 50 cents each.
Above are "ear lift" type bombs (shown with BMC mortar - not included) and the common shell-type Congreve Rockets (with a Playmobil crate - not included)
The rockets are shown with 1/16" brass rods as guide sticks. These are not included. The rockets normally do not have holes for such, but HTF will provide the holes in any rockets ordered - for an extra 15 cents per rocket.
The bombs were fired mostly from ships, such as during the attack on Ft. McHenry from which we get the lyric phrase "bombs bursting in air".
Prices are: Bombs 50 cents, large Rockets 40c, small rockets 25c.
The old type are still available and can be ordered if desired.
You can see in the photo; the older type (second from left) is the brighter blue (a British pack done in light blue)
These new packs are specifically US type and also fit better than the old pack.
These are available in pale blue, tan, and brown.