|Reworked bastion minus gun ports.|
Last weekend I got almost nothing done - very annoying as I had plans. In my defence this wasn't due to pure indolence - my wedding anniversary and various other family matters intervened.
Having reworked the Fauxban fort's battlements and decided upon exotic gunports, I realised the project was simply too complex. Not in terms of my competence (as I have built many far more detailed items in the past) but rather simply too large to be practical. Thus the structure will be shelved, albeit reluctantly, for the foreseeable future.
|Exotic "Indian" apertures.|
Using Osprey's "Indian Castles 1206-1526" for inspiration, I have decided that the structures will resemble a native stronghold with European additions. Hopefully this will create an interesting building. I will use my tried and tested "Oasis and Styrofoam" method which has proven most effective in the past.
|The inspiration, still attractive though less imposing!|
This will be documented as the method is (as far as I know) unique and people may well wish to employ it themselves.
On another topic, after 11 days I am still awaiting delivery of my small trial order from Redoubt Enterprises. Rather annoying as this is taking longer than a simultaneous Trans-Atlantic trade I organised. I had a potentially bright idea for "Sepoys" and had hoped Redoubt would be the solution but if this is typical of their turnover time I may reconsider.
|Redoubt FIW Provincial.|
Talking of Redoubt, I was very interested in one of their FIW figures, namely a "Provincial Marching". I was seriously considering this fellow for the Colonial Infantry (even the European!) but I am concerned about a couple of things. Firstly, he has no bayonet attached and this looks a little odd when mixed into an army of spike wielders. Secondly (and more importantly) he appears to have very short arms. If this is the case it would be a little weird as the rest of the FIW range is nicely proportioned - unlike the dreadful American Revolution figures. I hope the stunty limbs are merely an optical illusion - perhaps my requested sample will clarify matters.
Well, enough rambling time to get chopping.