18 August 2014
Pontoon and Supply Train Addenda. . .
The four recently finshed pontoon wagons with their tweaked balsa bridge timbers added. I'll leave the balsa in its natural color and simply call them freshly hewn. Sometimes, you've just gotta call it done and move on to the next part of the project. In the background, you'll also observe the blacksmith's anvil and scratch-built tool table, which needs glossing and some terraining on the base.
Here they are, the threatened company of pontooniers (Minden laborers and a couple of Austrian artillerymen) with bridge timbers and a few tools glued into their hands and all ready for the usual white basecoat. They turned out so well, that I might just add another company of twelve pontooniers with scratch-built oars and punting poles glued into their hands. Blame Der Alte Fritz and C.S. Grant!
Finally, here is a close-up of the developing vivandiere vignette made of from a variety of figures and extra bits by Suren (Willie), Eureka, and another firm whose name escapes me at the moment. Possibly Foundry? The table and tent are, of course, scratch-built, but these are based on photographs, showing the set-up of some female AWI re-enactors here in the United States.