This Friday after school I am having my first wargaming event. It looks like we'll have a great turnout. There will be two games, one a SYW game that some of my experienced student will run and then an ACW game that I will oversee.
I handed out over 25 permission slips today at our weekly meeting, so I could have my hands full. I'll be sure to take some pictures and post them over the weekend. It seems that there is a future for our beloved hobby.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A couple of news items for the old blog today, this Thanksgiving Eve. First, I have been busy making scores of snake rail fence sections. It has been said you can never have too much fencing for the American Civil War, and I took that to heart. Most of the sections are 9cm long and 2.5 cm wide. I also made some corner sections, broken down sections, and other odds and ends. Once I got the hang of it, I was able to make 20 at a time using only match sticks and white glue. I'd then spray paint everything black. Once dry, I'd apply a dark brown, then dry-brush with snakebite leather and then cadet grey for weathering. Half way through I got the idea to apply some Woodland Scenics ballast to the stands before I spray painted them. On the others I added foliage once they were flocked. Here are a couple of photos: