Actually, my research shows the the Castillo was never fully armed when under the flag of Spain (and, most likely not while in English or American hands) so the demands do not run anywhere close to a full 72 cannon. I do intend this for other purposes and will need many more cannon before I'm finished so if anybody has a line on cheap cannon (or just cannon barrels) please drop a note in the comments.
with the corner towers in place it does look very much more elegant
even this late in the game I find myself a bit overwhelmed by the size of this silliness
28mm cannons look puny
the diminutive size of the Fort Matanzas in comparison
Looks absolutely bloody marvellous! I'm very jealous.ReplyDelete
This is really cool to see. I built the same castillo in the early 1990's out of blue foam. Yours is really outstanding!ReplyDelete
Great work Anton. Lots of surface area to paint. Looking forward to a finished painted photo and plz post to TMP.ReplyDelete
Press moulding with Siligum might be the way forwardReplyDelete
Very nice work! It’s funny how each detail leads to the next... Are you planning on using the whole fort for scenarios or maybe just half?ReplyDelete
In any case very awesome job!
I intend on using the completed fort for display games at wargaming conventions, my space at home will only allow deploying a half of it at any one time.Delete
Absolutely fantastic!!!!! Congrats and I am excited to see the few remaining steps towards completion...ReplyDelete
Wow! What a huge and impressive piece! I would love to raid that with my pirate crew.ReplyDelete
As for the cannons: You may want to take a look at my reference Setting Sail: Collecting Ships for Tabletop Games. At the end of the article, there is also a list of manufacturers of cannons. Minimi Miniatures is the cheapest one that I am aware of with GBP1.00/cannon. Games of War used to also sell cannons for 1.00 but not anymore.
Obviously that is an amazingly large fort, and it needs cannons to match... but possibly you could go with black painted scale "logs", which seems like a period way to disguise where the real cannon are.ReplyDelete