There comes a time in every project when you start to worry that you are not making the progress that you should. It doesn’t matter if this is the slog through a unit of troops or a substantial terrain build, the thoughts are the same, ‘will I ever finish?’ James and I have been having similar feelings regarding the Castle build and so we took the opportunity to take stock of progress, assembling the four boards that make up the playing area and arranging the elements that we have done to date.
Since the return from the half term break, James has been working solidly on establishing the road way between the Gatehouse and the Castle. This has not proved as straight forward as it sounds given the lack of readily available photographic evidence, but James, as ingenious as ever has come up with several clever solutions that hint at the castle’s past whilst expanding the playing area. As this was the first time we had seen the four boards in situ, as it were, the enormity of what needs to be done hit home and has galvanised us to push on with the landscaping, putting aside the diversions that we so enjoy.
In order for the castle to stand proud, it needs to be raised above the rest of the landscape and James is having to construct a series of piers to support the structure. These will be locked in place with lashings of expanding foam filler and loft insulation boards as has can be seen in the bridge section. Lots of lessons are being learnt on the job, but progress has definitely been made.
I appreciate that not everyone enjoys a work in progress post, but hope you will indulge us in a bid to keep the momentum going!
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