Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blue Moon Minatures Fort Wilderness

I just finished painting up Fort Wilderness from Blue Moon Miniatures.  It is a very large set with lots of buildings, more than I need really, but I had to have the gate with the large block house over it.  It's very similar to the Fort Apache gate that ignited my love of military miniatures back when I was in 1st grade.

I primed everything with black spray paint and let it all dry overnight.  I was pleasantly surprised that the set comes with all the metal walkways that are needed for the fort's walls.  I had to trim the support posts to make them fit, but it all came together pretty well.  I was able to paint everything in about five hours of work.  All I need to do now is scratch build a few ladders to make the walkways accessible.

One thing that I did that will make a difference is cut out cardboard pieces and glue them to the roofs.  This helps to keep them in place.  Otherwise, they slide around too easily.

I am very pleased with this.  It's an expensive set, but with the Old Glory Army discount it was a reasonable purchase.  This will be the center piece for my FIW skirmish game that I'll be doing with my miniatures class later this summer.

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