Turkish Bombard – the barrel mouth
Except for a name plate I have finshed the bombard. The floral design at 12, 4 and 8 is not as clear as I wished, and the Arabic script at 2, 6 and 10 is even worse. But it is cut in wood, and it is a first effort at such work, and it is not easily seen in a model only 106mm 4.2″ diameter, so I am reasonably satisfied.
Also, this was always a prototype, in wood, and I have not totally dismissed the idea of making it in cast iron or brass. In metal I am sure that the detail work would be a lot finer.