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Offline 6milPhil

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Building Fort Matanzas
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:51:15 PM »
28 photos up on imgur... enjoy:

https://imgur.com/a/MpEOhuI

Offline emosbur

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 05:00:07 PM »
It looks great!

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 07:50:09 AM »
Thanks fella, it's running as a KS at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/718310363/spanish-fort-for-28mm-wargaming so if you know anyone who might want one please share.

Cheers  8)

Online DintheDin

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 11:58:18 AM »
You did an excellent job, very well done!
I've alrady shared it with some LAF and non-LAF fellas!
I wish you a good continuation to your project!
Cheers!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline SABOT

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 07:00:18 PM »
Cracking. 👍
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Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 08:33:00 PM »
Thanks guys, there's some updates on the KS page which show the building of the battery, if you're interested.  ;)

Offline roadskare63

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 11:32:40 AM »
EXCELLENT build!!

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 10:18:53 PM »
That is rather cute.

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 07:48:19 AM »
Thanks.

I'm also close to finishing a battery in the same style.

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2018, 09:08:59 PM »
That I do like - also who makes those guns they look rather good too.

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2018, 09:37:19 AM »
The battery is available seperately. The guns are Dixons, but pricey new, these were off ebay. When I get more they'll be from Ainsty - better price and also some cannon accessories included...

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2018, 10:13:57 AM »

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2018, 03:19:33 PM »
Just saw on public television a couple nights ago the story of how the Spanish and French competed for Florida in the mid 1600's (and a lot more about Florida's history - some of which seemed like morally questionable interpretations of the reality, a little too namby-pamby for what must have been the actual situation).  Apparently the inlet got its name from the slaughter of quite a few French by the Spanish at the location, thus the name, Matanzas meaning killings or slaughter or some such.

I was so tired I fell asleep in parts but would love to see the whole thing again.  Despite some of the interpretations, it was quite interesting and informative.  Learned a lot I didn't know.

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2018, 12:11:35 AM »
You're quite right. The French didn't really want to get involved in the New World aside from staking a claim, and domestically they where very busy picking on their protestant citizens, so they thought lets send the protestants to the New World and kill two birds with one stone as it were.

One such "convoy" was lead by Jean Ribault to the French Fort Caroline where he was to be the new governor. On arrival he suggested attacking the Spainish at nearby Saint Augustine, or San Agustín, the out going governor advised against this - not least because they were coming into storm season and how the storms there weren't like European storms.

Ribault dismisses this and sets off to stuff the Spanish, finds it's not as easy as he thought, so sails into deeper waters to disengage and right into a storm. he and his small fleet are shipwrecked and the survivors washed ashore are spotted by native Indian. Being allied to Spain they go and tell the governor of  St. Augustine one Pedro Menéndez de Avilés who then tears off down the coast, rounds up the survivors and kills them all bar the handful who can comnvince him they're Catholic.

Fascinating stuff.

Offline anton ryzbak

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Re: Building Fort Matanzas
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 04:58:09 AM »
A lovely model
I built one a few years ago too, I saved myself the trouble of applying the individual bricks as the original was covered in a smooth white stucco finish. Mine was built to 1/48th scale as that was an easy calculation and matched the Wargames Factory figures that I intended on using.



My step-by-step is here (about half-way down the page) https://antonswargame.blogspot.com/p/adventures-in-blue-board-and-foamcore.html