15 mm scale (?)
Someone on the 15mm sci-fi gaming Facebook group posted a link to this set recently, and I cavalierly commented that it'd be cheaper, and easy to just build one. Normally when I say things like this I'm full of
|The inspiration: $40 USD|
|One Canadian craft beer, one papier mâché Xmas craft ball.|
|Can end cut down and tabs folded over for stiffness.|
|Decorated with bitz and card. I went for a longer cannon; size matters.|
The result, even when just spray-primed, is surprisingly decent-looking:
At 15 mm scale this is much smaller than the famous "Hoth cannon" from The Empire Strikes Back, but I was careful to avoid any obvious scale-betraying details, so it could be used as a turret for 28 mm, or a planetary defender for 6 mm. I anticipate the rough papier mâché texture being a bit of a problem when I go to paint it, but my plan is to obscure it with painted-on details if needed.