The supply and pontoon trains are now fully assembled. The various wagons and carts are from the Old Glory, Blue Moon, and Fife&Drum ranges by the way. Although nothing is painted yet, I like the look of everything so much that I am sorely tempted to order a few more different wagons and carts later in the spring or early summer just to add some more variety. Of course, the armies of Stollen and Zichenau "need" a vivandiere cart or two, don't they? And then there is the Berliner Zinnfiguren mobile forge that I need to order soon, so the Grand Duchess can pick up and transport it home when she visits Berlin in May.
It's the darnedest thing what happens as one rushes to wrap up any sort of modelling project in which strong glues and/or epoxies are involved. It's all too easy to become a little careless and sloppy, which can have unexpected consequnces. For instance, I managed to get the toes my left foot stuck fast to my forehead with several misplaced drops of Gorilla Super Glue, and that makes sitting down to the computer to type this somewhat difficult as you might expect. Without a doubt, my students will be amused later in the day when I assume my place at the head of the classroom.
Kidding aside, the glue I found most useful, least messy, and quickest setting in the assembly of these 13 wagons and carts was Gorilla Super Glue. The allegedly thick Great Planes Pro-CA stuff from the local model railway shop was awfully thin, in fact, and took forever to set up and cure despite what the hype on the package claimed. The Loctite Superglue Gel was the messiest I've ever used. Tiny, web-like strands of the stuff everywhere each time I applied a drop, and it was so thick that applying a tiny bit whenever small parts needed joining was well nigh impossible. It just simply refused to stop oozing from the tube. I am not sure that I'll ever get all of it off my finger tips.
Finally, this particular entry is also the 1200th post that I've made to the Grand Duchy of Stollen blog since August of 2006 when things got started. Thank you to both regular and occasional visitors/commenters for being a part of things.