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    Default What's on your workbench for August?

    With my new worktable up and running I can now start work on the layout for my next Island fortress.
    This one has a couple of outlying smaller forts.

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    Here I am just sketching in the works for the main Fort.

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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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    I should have a couple schooners and more gunboats coming in the mail (with pivot guns!), but right now I'm working on a Hessian infantry regiment for Black Powder. Here's one of the jšgers (riflemen).

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    One of my Favourite units along with Ferguson's Rifles.
    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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    Now using scaled up original plans of the Island to finish off the rest of the coast.
    Just waiting for some more foam and an order from Langton's to arrive before I can start cutting out the Island outline.
    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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    The whole Island complex noe positioned and marked out ready for cutting out the profile tomorrow.
    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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    The next process was to rough out the shape of the fort and place the walls roughly in place.


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    Followed by gluing them down with No Nails.
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    Note the buildings were not glued at this stage.

    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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    I have now added the roughed out foreshore outer ring of the ditch, and ravelins to the fort.

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    Having painted a thin coat of PVA onto the Fort to seal and strengthen it I left it overnight to dry.
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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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    During the day I have sculpted the outer defences and PVA glued the surface.


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    Now ready to start work on the town section.
    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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    This promises, I follow the works with interest, Rob

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    I continue to build my Spanish port. I have finished painting all the buildings and adding the vegetation.

    Now I have painted and textured the sea, I have added the piers and I am starting with the ships that will set the harbor.

    Seeing photos online of harbours of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries I found some very interesting images. It is a ship maintenance operation called careening.

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    It occurred to me to represent this operation partially in my port. And I say partially because I am not going to represent it 100%, the careening put the boat at 90 degrees and I have only heel it over a bit. For this purpose, I had to model the bottom of the ship.

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    The rest of the rigging process is the usual one, being the final result as shown in the following photos.

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    And finally, a global photo of how the port is looking.

    I hope you like it

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    I think it is a brilliant idea to add to your already wonderful work.
    I am now thinking how I can build the careening process into one of my scenarios.
    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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    Here is the last bit of work before I go on leave.
    Undercoating the fort and foreshore.

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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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    Rob, what brand are the walls and towers you are using? Is it from Brigade Models? What quality do they have? I would like to make a small medieval town one day.

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    Two great projects, Rob & Julian.

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    Thank you Sven

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