Thursday, March 28, 2013


I had the day off yesterday and it seemed a good opportunity to try and make some progress on my Alzheimer fort.

The la Rosee Regiment line the firing parapet.
 It's still needing a little work done. The gate in the wall that encloses the gorge of the work needs painting, as does some of the brick-work on the interior face of that same wall. The firing ports of the caponiers need painting on as well. I need to make a little foot-bridge to go across the ditch.
I can't help but feel the need for a little toy flag.
The next part of the painting that I envisage is where I am starting to quake a little, jelly that I am. I am thinking of taking the same green, darkening it a little and using it thinned to an almost-wash do define the shapes of the fort a little. For example, I'm thinking of running a line down the counterscarp where it meets the caponier.  A line along the base of tyhe scarps and counterscarps where they meet the floor of the ditch.  Putting a line in at the rear base of the parapets.  All that.

I'm also thinking of giving all the green areas the lightest drybrush with a yellow-ochrey-caramel colour and an additional going-over with a cool brown to add a little more visual interest. Too much with the lining in? Dry-brushing will tend to have the effect of emphasising the base materials from which the fort was built.

Nearly time to start thinking abut rules.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

You have been a busy boy! Nice looking fortifications. Keep the lines faint although dry-brushing over any lining might accomplish that for you. IN any case, that's a very cool piece of terrain you've built.

Best Regards,

Von Tschatschke

Old School ACW said...

Thanks Stokes.

I might do what Ross suggested first - plop it down on the table and take a long, hard look at it.



Archduke Piccolo said...

Like you, I believe that Sheldon Cooper is unsound on the number 73. The best number of course is 37. Everything Dr Cooper claims for 73 is as applicable to 37 but he forgets that if you add the 1 and the 2 for the 12th prime number, you get 3 which, multiplied by 37 gives 111.

That is a very nice little coastal fort - ready for all sorts of interesting action.

Old School ACW said...

How could he forget? He has an eidetic memory.

Yes thanks on the fort - it may even get an outing at an exhibition game mid-May.


tidders2 said...

lovely fort

-- Allan

fireymonkeyboy said...

It looks pretty sweet so far, and yeah, I think a little more depth and definition would work well.