Sunday, 12 December 2010

The Tofusky Redoubt

Ready to repel the minions of Bonaparte and hurl them from Sacred Russian soil!

Yes, it looks odd to see horse artillery manning fieldworks, but needs must as I haven't started on foot artillery yet.  

I'm quite pleased with how it has turned out.  A far cry from the plastic tofu tubs I rescued from being tossed out into the garbage. 

It took some time and a major repair job after some serious warping, but I was able to repair it so that there is minimum evidence of any distortion at all now. 

Thin layers of papier-mache, clamping the whole thing down to the workbench while it dried thoroughly, and lots of patience did the trick.

You can see how the project developed here.

All ready in good time for next Sunday's game.  It may end up being manned by French artillery, though, depending on the balance of forces available.