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Nemo

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Cannon smoke effect?
« on: August 25, 2015, 08:59:43 PM »

I am looking for tips on (fairly) realistic smoke from small cannon on deck of my piratical vessel. I have the 'bang' but can anyone help with smoke from the muzzles? Thanks IA.
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Re: Cannon smoke effect?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 09:10:42 PM »

There have been some recent discussions on related subjects including one on the HMS Iron Duke in the Warships R&D section and another that I cannot recall the details of but I am sure a search will get you onto a vein of ideas and leads somewhere useful.

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Re: Cannon smoke effect?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 10:14:17 PM »

Thanks Ian. I tried searching but nothing was forthcoming. I will try another with your tips. ta. Bob.
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Re: Cannon smoke effect?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 12:12:58 AM »

How is the bang made?
another waY I've seen done is talc down the cannon muzzle. The back of the cannon is connected to a mini air cylinder which is actuated electronically to 'fire' the talc out.
Look up big gun warships. It's the same way they fire bb's
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Re: Cannon smoke effect?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 10:11:47 PM »

This is Geoff's project with added gunfire experiments. http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,43803.0.html

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Re: Cannon smoke effect?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2015, 06:28:15 PM »

Klunk: 'Bang' or more like a 'crack' is by a simple party-popper (minus contents!) which is fairly loud if not too far away. I tried the talc idea from another forum, but not enough 'push' from the poppers to be effective, however, I will investigate the air-propulsion idea.

Ian: Geoff's salvo ideas are way too ambitious for my simple needs, but I applaud his ingenuity and wonderful work.

Thanks all.
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