It's been a long week here, so this entry has been somewhat delayed. We had a work day on the Adelheim fortifications last Saturday. After a planning session, Duncan and I went out to buy materials. Duncan set up his saw, and we started ripping the large foam sheets into the raw materials for the curtain wall and parapet lengths. Bastions will be built by gluing parapets to large solid bases. (See picture below.)
Here one of the bastion bases (we're building three) takes shape on the saw.
Two of the bastion bases laid out on the kitchen counter to start visualizing the final trace. Multiple trace concepts can be seen on the plan sheet; the triangular section in the lower center is in my hands this week to use as a test for painting.
No engineering project is ever completed on schedule and under budget, and this wasn't an exception. As the available time drew to a close, Duncan cut a curtain section to fit to the bastion bases as a test. I think this is going to attract some attention at Historicon.
One of our shopping finds was this ceiling molding piece, which almost looks like it was intended to be the basis of the gate structure. It's show here temporarily supported on plastic columns from the wedding cake decorating aisle of the arts and crafts store. I hope to have some time to try some painting techniques on the test section this weekend...
I post a little about my ongoing projects, recent games, how I got to where I am, and where I'm going, as time away from the workbench, and a somewhat busy life, permits. I'll try to keep cooking and ballroom dance down to a minimum, but they do seem to take up a lot of time.
This is my really short, no explanation included, list of projects: 54mm Medieval Mayhem (skirmish), 40mm French and Indian War, 40mm NQSYW, 40mm French Revolution/Scarlet Pimpernel, 40mm Renaissance, 25mm Dark Ages (Saxons and Vikings), 25mm Historical Arthurian, 25mm Fantasy, 1/72 scale Bronze Age, 1/72 scale 2nd Punic War, 1/72 scale fantasy (Portable Fantasy Campaign), 6mm Ancients (travel DBA), 6mm Fantasy (travel HotT), 6mm Spanish Civil War.