Above is a pic of Lt. Colonel James Galbraith, Regimental Colour in hand, alongside Bobbie the regimental dog and some of the other "Last Eleven" survivors of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment, making their last stand in one of the walled gardens just South of Khig village, a few miles West of the Afghan town of Maiwand.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Building a 2-contour HILL from 1.5" foam, wood filler, ballast & pebbles
Bad news: I just spent a couple hours loading up close to a hundred pics showing the process of building my new hill -- but unfortunately Blogger experienced a problem and this page I was working on lost them all. Needless to say, this kind of sucks, and after a very long day and night, I sadly can't summon the fortitude to go back and reload all those pics right now. If I'm very lucky maybe I can manage do it tomorrow night. But before I lost all that work, I had loaded up the handful of pics below, showing the very start of the process, which remained saved...
...and now for the good news: even though I didn't have the stick-to-it-tiveness to go back and reload all those myriad work-in-progress pics, I forced myself to put up a handful of pics showing the finished HILL, some of them with some figures added, as seen here:
As soon as I can manage it, I will repost all those other pics that fit in between the ones on top and on bottom. I'm very happy with how the hill turned out, and I want to share as much info as possible on how I built it.