04 January 2007

Construction Boom in Grand Duchy of Stollen Nears Completion

Just a quick post today, so my wife and I can get in the car and head up to extreme Northern Wisconsin for some nordic skiing this weekend -- Hurrah!

Spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon painting the three latest and FINAL (for the time being) structures: the bridge, farmhouse, and barn. Late yesterday evening, I took another hour or so to add the doors and windows using the black "Sharpie" permanent magc marker. All that remains are the balsa wood and crumbled cork "ruins", which I'll add and paint Sunday evening after our return -- or Monday, depending on how I feel. Externally, eveything looks great. I've perfomed the building process so many times in the last several days that construction and painting went relatively quickly this time.

So, in the last couple of weeks, I've managed to build and paint in the Charles Grant Sr. style the following: a town gate, three merchants' townhouses, a warehouse, a church, a town hall/cate/tavern, a bridge, one farmhouse, and a larger barn. Not bad if I do say so myself. And plenty of real estate for the eventual armies of Stollen and Zichenau to fight over. Should have some photos of the finished structures here for your review sometime next week. Tune in then. Same bat time! Same bat channel!


Bluebear Jeff said...

Enjoy your ski trip.

-- Jeff

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the snow.

Of course while you're doing that I trust you're considering the implications of snow fall on the logistical supply lines of an eighteenth century army in winter quarters (or better still a winter campiagn!).

Bluebear Jeff said...

Even MORE IMPORTANT is to make sure that the Grand Duchess (who gifted you with those lovely grenadiers) has a lovely time.

Show her how much you appreciate her and perhaps there will be more toys under the tree in the future.

-- Jeff


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