2003 Danish Artillerysystem m/1834

If Your inter­est is mod­el fig­ures in Dan­ish uni­forms, there is a prob­lem, because only a few have been pro­duced, but with a lit­tle bit of skill one can con­vert fig­ures from oth­er coun­tries’ armies so that they came to look like Dan­ish soldiers.
It is even more dif­fi­cult when we talk about artillery, because there are not many dif­fer­ent mod­els and most can­not be con­vert­ed to look like Dan­ish artillery.

M/1834 — Front view

There are not already detailed repro­duc­tions in 54 mm the size of the famous Dan­ish 1834 shoot­ing sys­tem, which was used by the Dan­ish army in the two Schleswig wars, 1848–50 and 1864. There­fore, two of the Soci­ety’s mem­bers, Einar Hansen and Hans Chr. Wolter, over the great task of cre­at­ing a mod­el of a Dan­ish artillery piece of the M / 1834 sys­tem from scratch.

Fiber’s sys­tem

After a series of exten­sive artillery attempts, a new iron fir­ing voice, called 1834 or Fiber’s sys­tem, was intro­duced after the con­struc­tor, Jacob Scav­e­nius Fibiger (1793–1861).
In the past, the field guns in bronze had always been cast — in Den­mark since 1756 at Fred­eriksværk. The new sys­tem at one time marked the high­light and end of the smooth-run­ning artillery his­to­ry. Sys­tem 1834 includ­ed all types of artillery. The field artillery con­sist­ed of 6 and 12 pds. ball guns and 12 and 24 pds. grenade guns.
Sys­tem 1834 was a suit­able and up-to-date shoot­ing sys­tem, which dur­ing the three-year war did not stand back for the oppo­nents’ field artillery.

M/1834 — set bagfra

The mod­el­ing was per­formed on the basis of the orig­i­nal con­struc­tion draw­ings at the Tøjhus­museet in Copenhagen.
The metic­u­lous­ly craft­ed parts were put into rota­tion­al molds to achieve the high­est lev­el of detail in the fin­ished result.
Mod­el­ing: Einar Hansen. Pro­duc­tion: Hans Chr. Wolter.