This is a test piece from my animation that will show how the Armstrong 100-ton 17.7 inch Rifled Muzzle Loaded (RML) gun was operated in the late 1880’s. It is modeled on the gun at Fort Rinella, Malta. The only other gun is at the Victoria Battery, Gibraltar. It fires a 1-ton shell for over 6 miles, using a charge of 450 pounds of prismatic brown gunpowder. Thanks to Wirtartna, Malta for their assistance.
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.