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  • Fort St. Pedro Island.

    San Pedro Fort Valdivia.








    Marking out for the Island using a google image of the Isla Mancera.



    Rob.

    And here is the basic shape cut out and ready to add the beach.





    Rob.

    This morning a little marking out ready for the Router.



    Rob.

    Leaving the contouring for a while, today I am now starting to cut up and assemble the parts for the fortifications.





    Rob.

    Here is today's progress. Being snowed in is a wonderful thing to get some work done.


    Cutting filing joints to fit and assembly of the Fort.



    Marking out the base.



    Cut out base being checked for accuracy with the cliff top.


    Rob.

    Here is last nights work.




    The fort attached to the base.
    Rob.

    Overnight I poured PVA into the fort to raise the level of the inner courtyard to what it shows in the picture.
    Now just waiting for it to set in these cold temperatures so that I can get on with painting it.




    Placed it by the radiator along with the island as I have also glued the hill top on to it.
    May start on painting the houses in the meantime.




    Rob.

    Now finished shaping Island and shoreline.





    Now glued and cramped for setting.



    Late last night once the glue was set I coated the whole set up with PVA to harden the surface and then left overnight to harden.




    Rob.

    Today I have given the island an undercoat of brown paint ready for landscaping.



    Rob.

    Last night I added another coat of glue, added green scatter and gave the coastline and beach a base coat of yellow paint.



    Rob

    Beach forming.



    More PVA and sand plus a scattering of railway ballast.
    Rob.

    This morning I have had recourse to a different type of glue. Sticky glue used to add arboricultural effects to the landscape.( STICK SOME TREES IN)






    Rob.

    I have now managed to get the fortifications stuck down with Super glue.



    I am about to start a large house painting programme, or rather a large lot of small house painting.
    Rob.

    Today the houses got painted and glued on, and the guns went into the fort.
    Just waiting for a couple of coats of matte varnish overall to complete the job.



    Tomorrow I start on Fort Niebla.

    Rob.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Production of San Pedro Fort and Island. started by Bligh View original post
  • Recent Posts

    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    That's a pretty cool fort, Rob. Where does it come from?

    Dobbs Yesterday, 15:59 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    This is where the fight ended. Saratoga was taking a bit of a pasting, but the mizzen hit was promising. Had the fight continued, I would have worked

    Dobbs Yesterday, 15:29 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    No I don't do that Dobbs. I just download the reduced picture from the file on my computer to the page here.
    Rob.This is how it comes out.

    Bligh Yesterday, 15:28 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    After turninginto the wind, Saratoga's speed has dropped to 3. The bext turn is uneventful as both ships head west and reload.


    Dobbs Yesterday, 15:20 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Do you physically take a picture of the screen?

    Dobbs Yesterday, 13:36 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    I just reduce the pictures off my camera with Adobe photoshop and then post them using the insert image box but they all now come with an attatchment

    Bligh Yesterday, 13:15 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    That is a very good innovation Dobbs. I think I will even add it to all my solo games using the Sails rules.
    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 13:07 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Just out of curiosity, how do you gents post files with pictures of what you're posting here? I can post PDF's, but it never shows what the file is.

    Dobbs Yesterday, 12:08 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Thanks for the compliments and Rep, Rob!

    As an additional note, I allow each class of ship a certain number of free leak hits (indicated

    Dobbs Yesterday, 10:38 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Thanks Dobbs.
    That clears up a lot of the odds and ends for me.
    You certainly have an excellently realistic game mechanism.
    The Millers'

    Bligh Yesterday, 09:55 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Once again, Saratoga is in a superior tactical position. This time, her gun crews manage to even the score a bit.




    Dobbs Yesterday, 08:00 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    At the start of the next turn, I roll to see how the crew does tacking the ship. They are entirely successful, and Saratoga continues across the wind

    Dobbs Yesterday, 07:54 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    After the exchange, Saratoga decides that to tack while the British reload. On the Plotting Log I indicate that I intend to tack (the equivalent of playing

    Dobbs Yesterday, 07:44 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    For ships with 12 pdrs as their primary armament I subtract -1 any numerical damage shown on the drawn chits to reflect the lesser punch than 18 pdrs.

    Dobbs Yesterday, 06:38 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    I've replaced one of the photos that was not visible on my end. The other one is still visible here and I feel like I shouldn't poke the bear... it's

    Dobbs Yesterday, 05:24 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Thanks for the demo of the action Dobbs.
    I'm starting to see what some of the scoring of points is doing to the integrity of the ship and crew.

    Bligh Yesterday, 00:46 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Now moving at 5, Saratoga opts to go straight. The British come up closehauled on a starboard tack.






    Dobbs 07-03-2022, 17:44 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Taken by surprise by the British abrupt turn downwind, Saratoga moves to compensate.



    S means a 2 point turn to starboard,

    Dobbs 07-03-2022, 17:30 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    The opening moves:

    The wind is blowing from Miller's Island. Saratoga goes for the weather gauge. The British frigate lets it go unchallenged

    Dobbs 07-03-2022, 17:18 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Goldilocks Syndrome

    Here's a few rounds of a 32 gun frigate duel I fought this afternoon.

    The scene: July 3rd, 1777, the privately owned USS Saratoga, 32 gun

    Dobbs 07-03-2022, 14:07 Go to last post