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....here's a little something you're not likely to see on Immortal Geisha.
The overhead shots of the volley fire are particularly sweet.

Threw a quickie book review up over on the Tousando.
gurdymonkey: (pretties)
Our leather cannon is STILL prettier, and functional too: 
Love and kisses,
The Free Artillerie Company of the Earl of Montrose.

You know the lady who brought the Civil War Parrot Rifle for the Mythbusters episode on leather cannon to use for benchmark measurements? Jane's one of ours too. In fact, she put the show in touch with our captain and gunsmith, Dale Shinn, (center, wearing the blue sash). Their reaction, when he explained how to actually build a functional 17th c. leather cannon was, 'Um, wow, that's really involved." 
I'm not surprised their breech plug failed. Their version of the Swedish cannon was something of a rush job. Dale's guns are not.

Description of the Swedish gun and Dale Shinn's reproduction )
We and our dead sexy leather cannon will be at the Scottish Games in Woodland, CA the weekend of April 24-25.

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