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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Once completed where will it go to for display?

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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by nz2 View Post
    Once completed where will it go to for display?
    It will go in the Talisman Sea Cadets Building in Nelson NZ , I told the boss of the sea cadets I would happily do the restoration for free as long as it was never put outside. in fact I wanted to have a sign painted on it saying on't let the idiots from the City Council put this outside : but he said it may offend the Mayor who is a great supporter of the Sea cadets. I think it great to display things but if it was out side within days someone would help themselves to the bronze that could easily be un bolted. then there is the weather damage that quickly starts eating away at it.

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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Barrel in today , the barrel is wrapped in cling film to stop flash rusting , it will be given a clear coat on Sunday. (was too big to drag into the painters spray booth)Click image for larger version. 

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    Wow, its a work of art in its own right.
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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by secondshooter View Post
    It will go in the Talisman Sea Cadets Building in Nelson NZ , I told the boss of the sea cadets I would happily do the restoration for free as long as it was never put outside. in fact I wanted to have a sign painted on it saying on't let the idiots from the City Council put this outside : but he said it may offend the Mayor who is a great supporter of the Sea cadets. I think it great to display things but if it was out side within days someone would help themselves to the bronze that could easily be un bolted. then there is the weather damage that quickly starts eating away at it.
    On my list of places to visit when in Nelson next.
    May I suggest writing to council ( I assume from your comments they are the building owners) outlining the conditions required for storage with protection from the elements and thieves.
    Such a letter gives a paper record so in the future if any Council employee or manger does not like the gun to remove it breaks the agreement

    Referring here from experience with a Council manger who now is in deep trouble for not reading previous correspondence.
    Doug

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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Finished it today ! and have just heard about a German WW2 truck on a farm nearby , or at least was there 5 years ago according to the gent I was talking to, maybe my next project ?Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Strange how these weapons of war, look like works of art, with all the polished brass.

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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Yes indeed. A very impressive 'sculpture'. Robert

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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Pzkpfw-e View Post
    Strange how these weapons of war, look like works of art, with all the polished brass.
    I was thinking the same thing!

    Its a beauty to see.
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    Default Re: 1916 Vickers 4 Inch Mk IV Restoration

    Great story and fabulous restoration.

    Thank you for sharing your photos.

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