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  • Fort St. Pedro Island.

    San Pedro Fort Valdivia.








    Marking out for the Island using a google image of the Isla Mancera.



    Rob.

    And here is the basic shape cut out and ready to add the beach.





    Rob.

    This morning a little marking out ready for the Router.



    Rob.

    Leaving the contouring for a while, today I am now starting to cut up and assemble the parts for the fortifications.





    Rob.

    Here is today's progress. Being snowed in is a wonderful thing to get some work done.


    Cutting filing joints to fit and assembly of the Fort.



    Marking out the base.



    Cut out base being checked for accuracy with the cliff top.


    Rob.

    Here is last nights work.




    The fort attached to the base.
    Rob.

    Overnight I poured PVA into the fort to raise the level of the inner courtyard to what it shows in the picture.
    Now just waiting for it to set in these cold temperatures so that I can get on with painting it.




    Placed it by the radiator along with the island as I have also glued the hill top on to it.
    May start on painting the houses in the meantime.




    Rob.

    Now finished shaping Island and shoreline.





    Now glued and cramped for setting.



    Late last night once the glue was set I coated the whole set up with PVA to harden the surface and then left overnight to harden.




    Rob.

    Today I have given the island an undercoat of brown paint ready for landscaping.



    Rob.

    Last night I added another coat of glue, added green scatter and gave the coastline and beach a base coat of yellow paint.



    Rob

    Beach forming.



    More PVA and sand plus a scattering of railway ballast.
    Rob.

    This morning I have had recourse to a different type of glue. Sticky glue used to add arboricultural effects to the landscape.( STICK SOME TREES IN)






    Rob.

    I have now managed to get the fortifications stuck down with Super glue.



    I am about to start a large house painting programme, or rather a large lot of small house painting.
    Rob.

    Today the houses got painted and glued on, and the guns went into the fort.
    Just waiting for a couple of coats of matte varnish overall to complete the job.



    Tomorrow I start on Fort Niebla.

    Rob.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Production of San Pedro Fort and Island. started by Bligh View original post
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    Volunteer

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    It was a free file from Miniworld3D. Just pull up*www.myminifactory.com*and type in the search field 'white tower', it will be the first object to pop

    Volunteer Today, 09:20 Go to last post
    Bligh

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    Good looking tower Vol. Who makes the files for that?

    Rob.

    Bligh Today, 00:43 Go to last post
    Volunteer

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    Another mast of sails done tonight.



    And while I was doing that I was printing this White Tower of Thessaloniki in Greece

    Volunteer Yesterday, 22:05 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Favourite Nautical related tipple.

    Nice one Achim, and good of you to keep my thread going with this life support intervention.
    Rob.

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    Bligh

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    Coming along very well Vol. I must make time to get back to my ship building projects.

    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 00:57 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Thanks very much for your kind remarks Achim, and also for the Rep points.
    I will write up the sequels to this after Doncaster this weekend when

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    Volunteer

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    Mounting the spars and sails: Mizzen is almost done

    Volunteer 09-28-2022, 22:48 Go to last post
    Argo

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Exciting AAR - cool to see such a long musketry / boarding action over several rounds. And really "what a damn close thing"
    And

    Argo 09-28-2022, 14:35 Go to last post
    Argo

    Spielemesse 2022 Essen

    Liebe Leute,
    kommende Woche ist es wieder so weit: Die Spiel in Essen öffnet vom 06.10.-09.10. Ihre Pforten.

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    Argo 09-28-2022, 14:27 Go to last post
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    Favourite Nautical related tipple.

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    Bligh

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    I will explain what I have been up to after Doncaster this weekend,
    Rob.

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    Dobbs

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022





    Jamming in some sails work at the end of each day keeps the project moving. The main and foresails are now assembled.

    Dobbs 09-28-2022, 11:28 Go to last post
    Volunteer

    What's on your Workbench for September 2022

    It has been such nice weather here that I haven't spent much time indoors the last several days. But yesterday was a scorcher for this time of year, above

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    Volunteer

    John Paul Jones is a Pirate!

    Henry Turner just shared this ditty with me. I'm sure you RN shipmates will enjoy, haha.
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    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    The French captain had in fact thwarted Host’s plan to complete his mission as he had suffered so many casualties that having supplied a prize

    Bligh 09-28-2022, 04:25 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    The French colours came down and Junon’s captain surrendered his sword to Captain Hoste, who rapidly returned it to a brave and worthy adversary.

    Bligh 09-28-2022, 04:22 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Although the French put up a good fight, the superior numbers on the Bacchante finally overcame all resistance.

    Bligh 09-28-2022, 04:19 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    The rest of the boarding also proved very difficult as the battle swung to and fro over some time before the action was finally decided.

    Bligh 09-28-2022, 04:17 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Matters did not, however, progress as Hoste had envisaged.
    Firing from the tops caused him more casualties than he dished out, as most of his

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    Bligh

    Ragusa/ Dubrovnik.

    Whilst he had the French in disarray Hoste decided to settle the issue swiftly by boarding and came about, running aboard the Frenchman. Grapples were

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