I made a trip out yesterday morning to go and collect a few bits we needed for another gaming table build. An undertaking we are about to embark upon shortly, before travelling to drop them off with Kev. Another reason for the visit is because I wanted to show him the new additions to the Hansom cab now they were all cast up!! He had only seen the horses he had sculpted up to this point. It was good to sit and chat about how things were going in general and have an hour out from the flat out pace we seem to be going at the moment. I also needed to acquire another horse for the current project as stupidly I had forgotten to ask Martin to send me an extra with the cab. He is relaxing on a beach in sunny climbs at the moment no doubt having a few cold beers and unwinding, anyway I digress, I knew Kev had been sent 4 horses and he generously informed me I could have one of them to get on with as it was surplus to his needs.
So back to the Great Hall I travelled with the lead and new horse ready to begin the next stage of work.
I need to make the whole thing look correct for it being on display, and felt that to do this it was going to need a much better base. The standard wargame grass land effect does not really work for a Victorian street. So I had to cobble things up!!!!!!
So having worked out placements for all the various elements, removed the horses base and secured it to an MDF pill base. I broke out some yellow grey milliput and mixed it with gusto. I then began the task of starting to sculpt the cobbles in the road. I am aware that at this stage it does not look pretty but this stuff needs a couple of days to dry out fully before I begin to turn it into a cobbled road with paints.
Right I just have to pray that it is fully dry ready for the next stage of work on Saturday!