Animation of a 2-barrel Nordenfelt 1 inch anti-torpedo boat gun, circa 1885. Nordenfelt’s first mechanism, as used in the 4-barrel gun, was rather cumbersome. This second system was much more compact, and was used on other models, including 5-barrel rifle calibre guns.The 2-barrel gun was a lot lighter than the 4-barrel gun, and could be mounted on boats or in the fighting tops of warships. For more information on Nordenfelt guns, google for victorian ship models and Anti torpedo boat guns, or search for other vbbsmyt animations on YouTube.
Hi, I’m Rob, otherwise known as VBBSMYT.
I create the animations on my iMac using Cinema 4D, which I find very intuitive, and allows me to add smoke and flames, and then send the model to my trusty Render farm.
I make my models as accurate as possible through reference books and particularly good drawings. You may have seen my animations of early torpedoes and machine guns on YouTube. I enjoy finding out how things work and it has been fascinating to track the development from the late Victorian period up to World War 1.