My model of the USS Monitor turret is scratch built using wood and metal in 1/24 scale.  The dalgreen cannons were turned from solid brass rods and weigh more than seven pounds each.  The entire model weighs twenty pounds.  The turret swivels.  Clicking on an image will give you a larger photo.


Even though I basically just make wooden ship models, this project was too interesting to pass up.
      I have written a short article dealing with the construction of my Monitor turret.  It is located on the Scale Modelers-Handbook.  If you wish to see this article click here.