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    After having stalled out on this project for almost a year, I am moving forward again. New buildings from Brigade have been ordered, and the shoreline has been glued to the land. Due to the size of the piece I chose to cut out the middle of the shoreline. I found in the past that changes in barometric pressure make large foam pieces expand and contract and the plastic doesn't. Hopefully this will allow the fort to stay level.

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    This afternoon I started researching for Castel san Angelo which is also known as Castello Argonese.
    It looks as if I am going to need a few houses and a church or two to surround the works. The good news is that from the look of it on old maps, Taranto township only consisted of the island. all the other stuff is later modern works.
    So nothing nearly as complex as Dubrovnik was to model ans no scratch built buildings this time.
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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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    Of course you'll now need to paint up some bomb vessels!

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    I already have a few of these Eric.
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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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    It's unfortunate that by 1815 most bomb ships were ship rigged and looked more like regular sloops. The ketchs look so much more the part, but were old technology.

    Maybe I'll have to build a ship rigged one.

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    My buildings for the fort have arrived! They don't look like exact historical matches, but the capture the feel. I'm also wrestling with the fact that Fort McHenry had grass and trees! Not very fort-like.

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    Have you a picture of the fort as it is today Dobbs?
    You could always sand off the faces of those terraced houses to look more accomodation block like.
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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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    Here's a picture of a diorama that I believe is on display at the fort. This is a representation of what it looked like in 1814.

    Mine from the same angle.

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    In comparing the two side by side, I've just now noticed that the buildings in the original are only 1 story. That suggests that my fort is kind of big.
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    Well it looks in keeping with the model Dobbs. We all have to make a few adjustments to fit our supplies of parts and ability to be true to the original. I have yet to discover a good way to bend resin cast plastic curtain walls to form a curve. If I need that I have toresort to scratch building.

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    I now also have an order from Brigade on the way this coming week for the town and outerworks at Taranto.
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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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    This project looks promising, Dobbs.

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    Very nice work there Dobbs, I look forward to seeing this progress

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