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    Default What's on your workbench for January.

    They're looking good Rob! You should name one of them "HMS Whiskey"... Whiskey on the rocks!
    No-one expects a ship full of dwarves.

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    Yes Gary.
    Just don't work with Gin and Tonic.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Nice rocks, Rob.

    Great work and they look really dangerous. Shame on the captain that lead this 1st rate into those waters!

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    Thanks Sven.
    It looks as if it is destined to be a real ships graveyard.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Today I be mostly doing Dockyard repairs to Merchant ship Rose.

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    Shipping a new Mizzen mast.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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

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    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Fort Moultrie in Charleston! We sailed past it crossing Charleston harbor, just not close enough for photographs. I took some of Castle Pinckney, but we weren't really close to it either.

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    Where does that model come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Where does that model come from?
    Brigade Models Dobbs.

    http://www.brigademodels.co.uk/Small...l%20Forts.html

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    Thanks, Rob! I've added it to my wishlist when we get home (I'm sure yours will look much cooler than their display model).

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    Having no experience with this scale prior to SoG, I look forward to how you suggest the balconies in the paint job.

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    Working up ideas for the layout.

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    The final layout.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Cutting out, and fitting to existing coastline.

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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

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

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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

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    Leave overnight to dry and then undercoat the next day.
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    Today I have given the surface an undercoat of brown earth colour and then a coat of matte varnish to seal
    the whole surface.

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    Looking good Rob. What is the base thickness? I have to start making some shoreline and installations.

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    Hi Pete.
    I use two main sizes. One inch for most work and two inches for large headlands hills etc, although you could make do with the one inch and laminate it for higher coastline.

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


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    Cliffs shaded.

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    Painting on the Fort started.
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    That looks very good!

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    Thanks Julián.
    Here is the next phase.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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

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

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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Really beautiful, Rob!

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    Thanks for the comment my dear Comte.
    Also thanks for the Rep.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Rob, you have a enviable complete set of modular scenography. Really congratulation!

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    Rob, it is hard to tell from the pictures, but is the moat in front of the fort filled with rock?

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    Hi Dobbs.
    It is most strange but in the early plans the ditch in front of the fort is not straight sided like the rest but V shaped and lined with boulders. I attempted to emulate this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Hi Dobbs.
    It is most strange but in the early plans the ditch in front of the fort is not straight sided like the rest but V shaped and lined with boulders. I attempted to emulate this.

    Rob.
    How very interesting! I wonder what the tactical thinking was?

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    Really looks awesome Rob!

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    Thanks Vol. Could be my last big job for some time as we are gutting the Kitchen and adding a day room after Prague Con, so I will loose my work room until the job is completed.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Excellent work once again, Sir! Rep point!

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    Thanks very much for the comment and Rep points Richard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbs View Post
    Rob, it is hard to tell from the pictures, but is the moat in front of the fort filled with rock?
    Here is the section with the rocks Dobbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Here is the section with the rocks Dobbs.

    Thanks, Rob. That's very interesting. I can't wait till we get home and I can get my own Fort Moultrie!

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