Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Antietam it is

    Tom from Texas would like to host Antietam this Sunday at noon.


So all you ACW fans get your kepis on and let's see if we can do better than the original cast .
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Below you will find photos of the table ready for the action;


A Great Deal Done on the Star Fort

     Having the luxury of two consecutive days off of work I allowed myself the pleasure of wasting most of one of them in the workshop. The Castillo has been occupying the game table like some invading Leviathan, virtually demanding attention. I finished the molding line that runs along the parapet on all of the walls and bastions, completed the stairway, made the hard decision to only card-clad the vulnerable corners and edges (the sheer volume of surface argued against cladding the entire thing as I had done with the first bastion) and started on applying a coating of wallboard compound to simulate the stucco that covered the original fort. All in all a good bit of work.

the stairway had been started earlier, a simple enough thing, built up layer-cake style,
 it took up a surprising amount of time to complete

Friday, September 8, 2017

Not Dead Yet!!!!

    Despite my job's best efforts at working me to death I managed to get a day off. I took a little while to unwind  and worked on the Castillo project for a few hours. I had to make the walls deeper (another math error had left them too thin by almost 33%). Then I got to work filling gaps and added details. After this I am back to the card cladding of the surfaces then mounting the whole thing on sections of thin plywood.

the extent of my error is visible here,
 the blue at the back of each section is the depth that needed to be added