|Not a star fort
|Above board covered in filler (still not a star fort)
As I leave the filler to dry overnight and wanted to crack on with this project I cut out my template for the proposed star fort. It had to be fairly small, unlike the two I've made previously - a five bastion one needing about a 5 foot square to set up and a six bastion one needing a slightly bigger area.
Here's the boring steps:
|The template (pretty boring huh?)
|The top "layer" (only slightly less boring)
|The lower layer (60mm blue foam stuff)
|Top layer cut out (this will form the parapet)
|The two layers with the middle cut out!
You'll notice the fort isn't at all square, this was intentional and leaves a little extra internal space to fit some sort of building in it, but it'll still be tight.
I glued on the top layer and again used it as a template for the bottom blue foam piece (the foam fell off the back of a wagon - honest guv!), leaving about a 1cm 'sicking out' , this was then sawed down to an angle, with the parapet
losing about 5mm from it's 15mm thickness. The blue foam stuff I found fairly hard to work with, having never used it before but I got there in the end and filler will cover up all the mistakes!
|Start of the harbour board
|And glued in place (Evo Stick PVA)
|Here's the result (again ! - *yawn!)
|"Lift that barge, tote that bale" - bear with me...
Yup, it's another 10-15 year old project being resurrected (Clint does not have the monopoly)
|Monkey Island anyone ?
It's a plastic baboon/monkey from goodness knows where and that had a bit of filler on it (it was also on a 5mm piece of foam with a screw through the base ?)
The base has been cut down and the model painted up a bit, though I've yet to add a bit of jungle greenery!
So I've had a frustrating week, especially with the boards, bought more filler and realised I can't tell the difference between 'Burnt Sienna' and 'Burnt Umber', but I've made some progress (- namely the boring bits - sorry).
That's it then for this week, thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both welcomed and very much appreciated.