i'm glad you folks like the cannon. i'm not a model builder usually. i dont think i put together many model kit's even as a kid. i have made a few knives over the years, mostly for throwing. this knife i'll show pictures of i made many years ago. it just hangs on the wall as decoration. but it has a full tang an inch wide all through the grip. the blade is an old heavy duty file made by Othelo oddly enough. when i saw it i knew i had to make a blade from it. i ground the blade by hand with a disk grinder and sander. the cross guard was just heated and bent to shape. ( the concept was a cross between an SA style blade and something sort of midevil ) the wood is hickory from an axe handle. copper pipe flattend out for the butt plate. i got some leather and made the sheath for it. a friend worked at an electro plating plant and plated it for free. rust never sleeps.
the only other things i make are things carved from stone, not sure this would the right place for those pics. but i'll add one ( the snake) there are many hours in the snake. scratch by scratch no power tools used for the carving.