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  • Fort moultrie.

    Starting a new project today with a new fort on a headland ideal for the War of 1812.









    Working up ideas for the layout.







    The final layout.


    Cutting out, and fitting to existing coastline.



    The next stage in the process is Routing out the covered way,



    Then the final fitting of the fort before taking it off to paint.



    Next a coat of watered down PVA to seal the surface ready for undercoating.



    Leave overnight to dry and then undercoat the next day.

    I have given the surface an undercoat of brown earth colour and then a coat of matte varnish to seal
    the whole surface.



    The next stage is tidying up the cliff faces and painting them plus any light parts of the hillside.




    Cliffs shaded.



    Painting on the Fort started.



    More shading on the Fort,and fitting the bridge across the covered way.




    A bit of glue for the fort, a flag mast and we are complete.







  • Recent Posts

    Dobbs

    Tacking and Movement to Reflect Ship Size

    Glad to hear that you're enjoying my house rule, Rob! I heartily concur with your collision and entanglement methodology.

    Dobbs Today, 20:03 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Gathering Information for a New Solo Play Mechanism

    I stopped the battle at this point, as I felt the AI ship was too focused on maintaining the weather gauge and not on coming to grips with the enemy.

    Dobbs Today, 19:59 Go to last post
    Dobbs

    Gathering Information for a New Solo Play Mechanism

    A shift of the ships to leeward to continue the action, and...

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    Dobbs

    Gathering Information for a New Solo Play Mechanism

    Now, we both luff up and fire.



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    Dobbs Today, 19:45 Go to last post
    Aaron

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    Glad you like it. I'm messing around with dynamic normals on top of the water waves to give a better flow. This is the beginning when I got one to work.

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    Bligh

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    HMS Medusa.



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    Bligh

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    Bligh

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    Thanks for the Heads up as usual Dave.
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    Bligh Today, 13:18 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Tacking and Movement to Reflect Ship Size

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    Bligh

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    Naharaht

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    Naharaht

    Part battery fire.

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    Naharaht

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    Freebird-52

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    Folks,

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    Bligh

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    Bligh

    Gathering Information for a New Solo Play Mechanism

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