The 4.5″ gun restoration continues to race ahead. Mike and Rob spent a large part of Thursday getting the barrel rubbed down and into primer, also managing to reveal the markings, and free up the breech mechanism. On Saturday the barrel was flipped over so we could access the underside and spray some green on.
Paul and Alexis have been busy with the mechanicals of the gun, getting the elevation gear fitted, and the operating handle cleaned up, good as new!
Also in line for spraying was the jeep trailer (including split rim wheels), and the spades, all of which had been freshly shot blasted.
The bombed-out house has now had a few more coats of paint on the brickwork and woodwork. We’re awaiting the arrival of the wallpaper for the interior. The outside has had an initial dust coat of black to weather it.