Guns of the Alamo-Painted.

18lbr.

18lbr.

 

12lb Gunnade

12lb Gunnade

 

16lbr

16lbr

 

8lbr

8lbr

 

4lbr

4lbr

 

9" Pedrero

9″ Pedrero

 

3lb swivels

3lb swivels

Finding information on the color of Mexican gun-carriages proved somewhat difficult, but the consensus appears to be that the carriages were left as oiled wood with black iron fittings. I decided to use a little artistic license and painted some guns in the old Spanish livery: greyish blue for field guns and red for siege and fortress guns. The 18 pounder was an American piece brought to Texas by the New Orleans Greys, so I assumed that the 18 pounder would have been in the colors of the U.S. artillery. In the end my colors were as follows: The 18 pounder painted light greyish blue with black metal parts, the 16 and 12 pounders painted dull red with black metal fittings, the 8, 6, and 4 pounders painted mostly natural wood with a medium greyish blue carriage here and there, In the case of the six pounders I painted two cannons iron and the rest bronze. The pedrero painted iron while the pair of 3 pound swivels brass.

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6lbr

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