Towards the end of last year there were a number of e-mails doing the rounds of the our wargames group. Most of the discussion was about our first game of Lion Rampant that was planned for mid December. During this flurry of e-mail some plonker happened to mention that he wouldn't mind making a castle , "at some point". I really must learn to keep my big mouth shut!
Next thing I know my mate Gav is on the phone saying that I can have his Zvezda , 1/72 castle. Still in the box and untouched.
Long story short, since then most of my modelling time has been taken up with this castle. With just a slight diversion over the 54mm WW1 figures.
Being 1/72 scale it is a bit small so I have tried to hide that fact a bit by mounting it on some polystyrene.
1, It meant that I didn't need to make the river/moat match any of our existing river systems.
2, It meant that I could make it three sided and therefore of a larger base area.
I painted the castle in several stages and as a result some pieces are lighter than others. ( Should have done it in one hit!)
This will be my last post for a while. Although I plan to keep an eye on what you people are up to I probably will not be placing any comments. I am going away until near the end of May.
We are heading to America! Mainly to visit my brother-in-law and his family. They live just north of Seattle. However I do plan a quick trip to the other side of the States to take in some ACW battlefields etc. No way am I going that far and not visiting some places I have read so much about!