Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Here is a picture of a gun redoubt. I am still laying out the components and scratching my head. The Redoubt is being made to fit a HUGE old English Civil War gun and a 3 lb Confederate Parrot rifle and every dad' burned thing in between. This item will be sold alone and in the field works set #1. It is compatible with all the other modular fortress components. Tons of details yet to be added of course...
We ARE making a bunch of great MILITARY stuff. Not just gardens. Here are the masters for the basic Black Powder field fortification set #1. They are not done and still lack detail. There are still 2 more sections to be made for this set as well. The system is totally modular. Metal details are not shown. This will work from the 1600's through the end of the 19th century.
Barb's new name is Master Caster. After clean up, these go on to make the master molds for the "flash free/bubble free castings" we hope to be known for. The barrels are in urethane for product development. Our single barrels will be metal. Go Barb go!, Salute is only a few weeks away!!!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Perry ACW cavalry. Six more models to go and then flocking the bases. The guys to the left are dismounted cav. All Cav units in my ACW collection will have dismounted versions with horse holders, of course. 18 figure unit is to be used with Black Powder and eventually the ACW variant of Gentleman of Rank rules.
All in a pleasant Sunday evening. Tomorrow it's back to making parts...parts...parts...
Barb and I sure had a very busy but productive week, and we had a game last night that was lots of fun. More on that in a later post.
We decided to take a day off, so she watched Sherlock Holmes and I worked on rebs. We will need lots of models to play and support our products on the web and at shows, ACW being among them. The figures that are flocked were already done. They are Redoubt and well painted by a contract painter from Barb's Bunker days. Painting the cavalry and blocking out some Perry infantry is what I did today. Besides those few Redoubt, all other figures will be Perry Miniatures, of course.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
How does our garden grow?
More paint tests. These look pretty good with some figures crouching around them.
What kind of fool thinks he can make a living selling 28mm turnips and carrots?
These casting are just under an inch long.