Sunday, May 22, 2011
Constructing Adelheim, Part V
I was able to cut the glacis sections yesterday.
We cast several mortars, both from a Meisterzinn mold and a Prince August mold, and four large cannons from Meisterzinn. I had a problem with that; there is a small metal key in the Meisterzinn mold, which separates the "dolphins" on top of the gun barrel...and plugs a hole in the side of the mold. I managed to break it on the first casting, while extracting the sprue from the mold. It was clearly brittle, snapping into three pieces. We plugged the hole with a binder clip and continued casting, but those later gun barrels are going to need some extra file work. In the long run, I suppose I could fabricate something from heavy sheet brass to replace it, but after this game is done, it's unlikely that I'd ever need more of them, so it may be file work for any future uses...