Monday, 27 April 2015
Galleys and Galleons 
After a very busy weekend, I'm looking forward to the Bank Holiday and the chance to get some more scratchbuilding underway for the Galleys and Galleons playtesting project. I'm going to make a start on some more islands over the next couple of days, now that I've worked out how to go about things. I also have a couple of ships to glue together and some painting to do, if they're going to look anything other than a pale imitation of the real thing.
I'm also planning to have a crack at a scratchbuilt Elizabethan star fort, very much in the style of Star Castle on St Marys in the Isles of Scilly. My parents spent their honeymoon in Star Castle hotel in 1964. Later on, my uncle was stationed in the islands as the resident police sergeant and official arm of the law, so we spent many of our summer holidays in St Marys or St Martins for several years in the late 70's. It's a very evocative place so I'll be doing my best to make my 1/450th scale version look the part.