I was left alone to get on with things today. I.E. for much of the day I did nothing but watch TV. I caught the second half of a doc on Maxmillian Schell, and watched 3 hour-long episodes of Robson Green walking Hadrian's Wall*. How's that for a segué!
* I never realised how short the remaining sections are. Miles of it has been plundered by the locals over the centuries.
During the latter programme I finished off the earthen parapets atop some of the Jenga-block walls and painted the Leven castle walls. A quick calculation of the total length of wall made me realise I'd probably hadn't made enough - I'm looking for a total of about 800 yards and I've got about 500. So a quick order to Mr Leven was made. I've got quite a few Jenga blocks left but I reckon I need a good number of those to stand my foot bases on.
I'm also waiting for the baking foil roll to run-out as I plan to use the cardboard roll as the basis for some low, round towers.
So almost ready.
|The 'turf' on the earthen parapets looks a bit too long.|
|I think the paint job on the Leven castle sections works quite well with the stone paper. I used the base paint (3 successive dry brush layers) from the Baccus basing pack.|
|Ships guns and wall pieces bought from Stonewall. The y are really meant for early 19th C ships but they'll do for me. The guns are on taller carriages than the ships guns from Irregular so I think they look better as fortress pieces.|
|These walls are meant to be more run-down than than the sections represented by the Leven pieces. Here they have been allowed to become somewhat overgrown with vegetation. I might add some earthen parapets to these, with maybe less 'flock'.|
Also a pack of 3mm thick polystyrene insulation board arrived today. My daughter's employee discount saving me enough for a pint in a pub chain owned by a Brexit supporting millionaire who can no longer recruit enough staff. The plan is to use the polystyrene as the 'filler' for the walls of the BEPAF** that I plan to make next. Last time I used this stuff must have been c 1978-9 when I slavishly followed the WRG rules for hills in the 1685-1845 set.
** Blackpowder Era Permanent Artillery Fortification, or 'Vauban fort'.