I am much given to sudden enthusiasms
but this is the result of an enduring fascination. Ever since I first laid eyes on the actual fort I have wanted to build a model of it. Many years ago I made a half-hearted attempt but it ended when I moved and the scarcely-started model was damaged. Prompted by the release of the Lace Wars figures by Wargames Factory
and by Joe showing up last week with some painted tricorne infantry and in no small measure by the release of the U.S.F 3-D survey of
the fort just a few weeks ago I resolved to give it a go.
Equipped with a print-out of the U.S.F.paper and a pile of photographs that I have taken over the years during visits to the site I descended into the man-cave and got out my trusty Proxxon hot-wire cutter and a pile of blue-board.
the first thing to do was to cut the base or plinth,
in the real fort this is little more that a pile of rock
to raise the fort and provide a solid foundation for the gun-deck and tower
I had decided to build the model in 1/48th scale to fit the figures and make calculations easy