Hi, Andy: Only one more yankee gun! Then, the Armstrongs! And yes! The Empire had many very intresting forts, but once again, at least for me, the Jewell of the Crown are the Palmerston Forts in the British Channel. I have a doubt: My second drawing "in the line" is 9 in RML in a disapearing (Moncrief) mount, the concrete of the pit obviusly is not part of the gun, but without it, I think that is difficoult to understand the idea. Shall I draw the fortification wall? Cheers.
Hi ya matey
I would suggest that maybe draw the parts of the Solent Forts that are relevent, and maybe in a lighter shade of "brick red", so as not to detract the observer from the main subject of your drawing, the gun itself.
Good Luck with your work and I very much look forward to seeing them
ps. Just as a point of interest, the south coast is littered with Napoleonic forts, both at sea and on land. Infact there are two such forts on small islands in the River Medway guarding the entrance to Chatham Dockyard, as well as HUGE forts to the landward side (Fort Amhurst & Fort Pitt that are built mostly underground), and a large fort in Sheerness (Garrison Point), protecting both Sheerness Royal Dockyard at the mouth of the River Medway and the Nore Anchourage. I could go on, but the Medway Towns has been a Garrison Town and a Royal Naval Dockyard since Roman Times. HM Dockyard Chatham was first built by Henry VIII