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  • Construction of Fort Niebla.

    With Manzanera Island in the spray shop, I decided to crack on with Fort Niebla.
    Here I was lucky in two respects. There was an 18th century plan and I had enough parts left from the San Pedro build.





    Scaling up the plan I fitted the parts which needed little fettling over the plan.




    Next I cut a plasti-card base to the shape of the fort plan and assembled the parts






    The next job will be fitting and gluing the walls in place.
    Rob.

    The work continues with gluing up the fort.



    The last piece goes in.



    Rob.

    Today I ubnder coated the fort.



    Then gave it a base coat.



    Whilst it was left to dry I marked out and rough cut the headland ready for terra forming tomorrow.



    Rob.

    This morning I began a bit of terra forming with my router.







    Rob.

    More progress on fort and coast.



    By lunchtime today I was at the stage of gluing base to the terrain. Should be ready for an all over PVA seal tonight.
    Meantime I will position the forts guns and start to paint the village.







    Rob.

    Overnight I applied a stiff layer of PVA to the whole model excepting the beach.



    Once dry I undercoated in my usual mid brown.



    Rob.

    Today I got grassed up, and started to sand the beach area.






    Rob.

    Here is today's work with the woodland added.
    Now it's time to get on with the village.








    Rob.

    Well here's the end of the jolly old process. Town painted and glued down.
    Just a windmill and church on their way from the supplier to add.
    Now its off to the shop for a first coat of varnish overnight.





    Rob.

    I set up the Approaches to Valdivia this afternoon so that you could see the final layout with the three principal forts in position. Remember also that there are the forts Amargos, San Carlos and Ingles as well as a couple of lesser batteries further downstream.























    Rob.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Construction of Fort Niebla. started by Bligh View original post
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